Fergal Black, of the Irish Prison Service, said prisons were ‘full of poor people...Not just poor economically, but also poor emotionally, educationally, socially and in the context of their health status’. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Many Travellers have their first positive experience of school in prison, an Oireachtas committee heard on Thursday. Anne Costello, coordinator of th(...)

A  view of closed off seating at Parnell Park for the Kilmacud Crokes v Ballyboden St Endas Dublin senior hurling championship clash. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

We were only a minute into the game at Parnell Park yesterday when Ballyboden defender Stephen O’Connor came late to a tackle on Kilmacud full-forward(...)

A Kilmacud Crokes player receives physio treatment as the team changes in the stands at Parnell Park. Photograph: Inpho

Kilmacud Crokes 4-18 Ballyboden St Enda’s 0-16 And on the 140th day, hurling rose again. Twenty weeks on from the last time there was a Sunday game t(...)

Martin Doyle at a garden party  at Buckingham Palace for Victoria Cross recipients in June 1920, four months before he joined the IRA.

The people of New Ross in Co Wexford will on Sunday honour Victoria Cross winner Martin Doyle who returned to the town as a war hero 100 years ago and(...)

Irish Red Cross volunteer inmates at the Community Based Health in Detention Workshop at the Midlands Prison in Portlaoise. Photograph: James Forde

A pioneering health programme in Irish prisons has been credited with reducing knife attacks, improving the mental health of inmates and increasing th(...)

Ballyhale Shamrocks’ Adrian Mullen celebrates scoring a goal with Eoin Cody. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Ballyhale Shamrocks (Kilkenny) 2-21 Ballyboden St Enda’s (Dublin) 0-11 Never let it be said that Ballyhale don’t know how to share the credit around.(...)

Irish troops moving over the captured German 2nd line at Cambrai, France, circa 1917. Photograph: Paul Popper/Popperfoto/Getty Images

January 21st, 1919 was an auspicious day in Irish history. The War of Independence started when men from the 3rd Tipperary Brigade of the Irish Volunt(...)

Stephen O’Connor (19), of Castle Manor, Newcastle, Co Wicklow, leaving  Dublin Circuit Criminal Court  after receiving a suspended sentence. Photograph:  Collins Courts.

A Wicklow teenager who stole two bags of cash while he was working with security company G4S has been given an 18 month suspended sentence. Stephen O(...)

Broadband wholesaler Siro and telecoms group Vodafone aim to supercharge businesses in Cavan with the launch of a new “gigabit hub”. The hub provides(...)

Ireland took two bronze medals at the World Rowing Under-23 Championships in Plovdiv, Bulgaria on Saturday. The Ireland lightweight pair of David O’M(...)

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