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Niall Boylan:  suggests opening a small prison on an offshore location such as Spike Island and harsh treatment there for those who have committed the most vile crimes.

Perhaps the most famous moment from the classic spoof music documentary This Is Spinal Tap features Christopher Guest’s slightly dim guitarist Nigel T(...)

The package was sent to Independent House on Talbot Street, Dublin. Photograph: Google Maps

Gardaí are seeking to trace where a package containing a bottle of sulphuric acid sent to the Sunday World newspaper originated from. A package conta(...)

Liveline: Joe Duffy leads off by warning listeners who are eating to cover their ears, and rightly so

Welcome though summer’s arrival is, its impact on the radio world can be more ambivalent, from endless reports on the Leaving Cert to Marty Morrissey (...)

Peter O’Mahony will start at number seven on Saturday. Photograph: Scott Barbour/Getty Images

State Of Play Australia won 18-9 in Brisbane, Ireland responded with a 26-21 victory in Melbourne a week later and so the first ever three match seri(...)

Andrew Conway scores Ireland’s first try during the second Testa at AAMI Park, Melbourne. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Australia 21 Ireland 26 Ah yes, this was more like the second best team in the world all right. Sometimes, as Andy Farrell ventured, it’s not rocket(...)

Ireland’s Andrew Conway scores his side’s first try. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Man of match Peter O’Mahony. Not enough tackles (five) and little impact with ball in hand (eight carries for a paltry six metres), coming after many(...)

Tadgh Furlong scores Ireland’s crucial second half try against the Wallabies. Photograph: Daniel Pockett/Getty

Australia 21 Ireland 26 The machine was back in working order, and so slick and well-oiled did it look that there could be no disputing the merit of (...)

Johnny Sexton practices his goal-kicking during the Captain’s Run. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Australia v Ireland, AAMI Park, Melbourne,  8.05pm local time/11.05am Irish time (Live on Sky Sports) A previously all-conquering Irish side go (...)

Sgt Maurice McCabe with his wife, Lorraine at the Charleton tribunal in Dublin Castle. Photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times.

A journalist has told the Charleton Tribunal she was told by a colleague that the former Garda commissioner Noirin O’Sullivan was the source for her b(...)

 Pat Kenny: the emphasis is on “what ifs” as much as what actually happened. Photograph: Frank Miller

Just as the use of multiple platforms to access news is a defining feature of the digital age, so the venerable “It Says in the Papers” slot on Mornin(...)

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