One Irish Times reader reported hearing a “low wail and after some time the most piteous sobbing I have ever heard”. Photograph: iStock

“I do not believe that the banshee’s cry is not now heard in Ireland. I most distinctly heard it about five years ago, previous to the death of my dea(...)

The Donnelly headstone in Lucan, Ontario. Photograph: Gerard Walsh

Around the time that Red Kelly, father of Ned, was being deported to Australia, another Tipperary family left Ireland en masse, travelling in the oppo(...)

 Tressa Donnelly Reeves receives a kiss from her son, Paddy Farrell (also known as André Donnelly),  at the Four Courts on Thursday after the announcement of a settlement of their High Court action. Photograph: Collins Courts

The mother and son at the centre of a High Court action over his illegal adoption 57 years ago – which was settled on Wednesday following talks – hope(...)

Tressa Donnelly Reeves and her son Andre Donnelly leave the High Court in Dublin. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

A woman who spent more than 50 years searching for her son has told the High Court she was told by a nun that adopted children want nothing to do with(...)

A damages claim against a Catholic Adoption agency, brought by a woman and her son who was adopted shortly after she gave birth to him in the early 19(...)

Members of the Free Syrian Army.  Cameron believes there are 70,000 pairs of suitable Syrian boots on the ground. Robert Fisk reckons 70 might be nearer the mark. Photo: Tomas Munita/The New York Times

David Cameron was following patriotic precedent in backing Turkey against Russia following the downing of a Russian aircraft on the Turkish-Syrian bor(...)

Rare: 50 of these 1985 coins never made it back to the Central Bank

A rare 1985 Irish 20p coin sold for €7,200 and was the top lot at Whyte’s History auction in Dublin last Saturday. Regarded as one of Ireland’s rarest(...)

A Tipperary man who threatened to Taser a woman and take away her children during a car-jacking in south Dublin has been sentenced to five years in prison.

A Tipperary man who threatened to Taser a woman and take away her children during a car-jacking in south Dublin has been sentenced to five years in pr(...)