A still from Michael Healy-Rae’s campaign video. Photograph: YouTube/Michael Healy-Rae TD

As if the voters haven’t suffered enough, some candidates have leapt forward into the late 20th century by producing homemade promotional videos. It’s(...)

 Murder trial   told   accused had been ‘hanging’ around dead woman’s workplace and ‘freaking her out’ weeks before he stabbed her to death. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

A 29-year-old man told his cousin he stabbed a Kilkenny woman to death because she had stolen a “vial of his blood”, “installed hidden cameras” and pu(...)