Evidence will be given that the accused admitted to gardaí that he stabbed the deceased but said he had acted in self-defence. File Photograph: Collins Court

A 43-year-old man has gone on trial at the Central Criminal Court accused of stabbing another man to death in a Limerick bar after a row over payment (...)

Valerie French-Kilroy was found dead at a house in the Kilbree area, near Westport, in June 2019.

An inquest into the death of Valerie French-Kilroy, who was found with a stab wound at her home in Westport last year, was opened and adjourned on Mon(...)

Seamus Mallon and David Trimble at Stormont following their election as deputy first minister and first minister. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

He walked into the room, an olive-green Donegal tweed light suit, pocket watch chain in the waistcoat, and held out his hand. “I’m Seamus,” he said, a(...)

Anthony Cunningham’s Roscommon team will face Leitrim in the Connacht league semi-finals next weekend. Photograph: Evan Logan/Inpho

Sligo 0-14 Roscommon 1-15 Cian McKeon’s breakaway goal midway through the second half proved enough to propel a largely second-string Roscommon side(...)

‘People are busy and they don’t notice as much. We aren’t as connected.’ Photograph: Jose Luis Gonzalez/Reuters

Cases of older people dying in their homes and not being found for long periods are likely to become more common in the years ahead as the State’s eld(...)

Gardaí remove demonstrators during an Extinction Rebellion protest outside Leinster House on Tuesday. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

A number of Extinction Rebellion protestors who blocked the gates of Leinster House on Tuesday evening were removed by gardaí but no arrests were made(...)

Waterford’s Shane Fives and Shane O’Donnell of Clare. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Clare 1-20 Waterford 0-22 For ages, this game loped along in perfect indolence, like it was any other hurling match in any other competition. John Co(...)

At a disadvantage: while middle-class girls thrive, working-class boys struggle. Photograph: Moment/Getty

No Child 2020 is an initiative by The Irish Times providing a sustained focus on child welfare and children’s issues. We explore the problems facing c(...)

Helen Steele, artist and fashion designer, at home in Emyvale, Co Monaghan. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Artist, designer and printmaker Helen Steele is usually photographed in paint-spattered dungarees, brush in hand in her busy studio where she develops(...)

Declan Davitt (26) and Martin Needham (27) drowned after the Ford Ranger Mr Davitt was driving was swept away after they attempted to cross the Carrowniskey river

A jury at inquests into the deaths of two friends who died when they tried to drive through a swollen river last Christmas has returned verdicts of ac(...)

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