Soloheadbeg, Co Tipperary: More than a thousand people gathered at the gentle slope in front of Solohead Church on Sunday to commemorate an ambush carried out there exactly 100 years before. Photograph: John D Kelly

The people of the Co Tipperary townland of Solohead gathered on Sunday to remember momentous events which occurred there 100 years ago which would eve(...)

Martin Doyle receiving his Victoria Cross in June 1919 at Buckingham Palace

There are 623 graves for British military personnel in Grangegorman Military Cemetery in Dublin. Each headstone is identical to the other being, accor(...)

Patrick McMahon died after the van he was driving collided with a tractor

A man who died after the van he was driving collided with a tractor as he made his way to the beach on a family day out has been remembered as a kind (...)

Patrick McMahon was before a Limerick court in 1861, charged with breaking into the city gaol. Photograph: Google Street View

Before a court in Limerick, Pat McMahon said he had a good reason for scaling the walls of the city prison the night before and breaking into a cell. (...)

Independent TD Clare Daly. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

An Independent TD has claimed that the manner in which An Garda Síochána has conducted internal investigations into two related complaints of impropri(...)

 Ms Justice Mary Laffoy (left) and Ms Justice Elizabeth Dunne, with President Michael D  Higgins, after their appointment to the Supreme Court, leaving vacancies  at the High Court.  Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Some 149 people applied for a single vacancy on the District Court last year, new figures show. The annual report of the Judicial Appointments Adviso(...)

Luke Ming Flanagan: Said garda Nick Keogh was taking a grave risk by going public. Photograph: David Sleator

Independent TD Luke Ming Flanagan has named a new Garda whistleblower who contacted the interim confidential recipient about “grave allegations” of Ga(...)

GSOC was set up with the very clear objective of investigating complaints against members of An Garda Síochána and that asking it to act as a confidential recipient may not achieve the aim of encouraging whistleblowers to come forward, the conference heard. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

GSOC should not be appointed as a confidential recipient for Garda whistle-blowers as members may be reluctant to confide in a body which may h(...)

The confidential recipient’s role is to receive and process Garda complaints about irregularities within the force. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Minister for Justice Alan Shatter has announced the appointment of the new Garda confidential recipient. Retired District Court Judge Mr Patric(...)