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Protesters outside the Department of Justice last week calling on the Government to release 79-year-old peace activist and member of Aosdana, Margaretta D’Arcy. Photograph Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Minister for Justice Alan Shatter has said it is a matter of regret that a 79-year-old anti-war activist did not enter into a bond that would have all(...)

Clare’s Nicky O’Connell gives Limerick’s Cathal McNamara a taste of the ash when the two sides meet in the Waterford Crystal Cup in Sixmilebridge on Sunday. Photograph: Tony Grehan/Press 22

A photograph of a hurley bizarrely wrapping itself around the head of a Limerick player during a match on Sunday has since gone viral online. T(...)

How slurry has traditionally been spread on fields. In Co Limerick last night a slurry tank burst and an estimated 50,000 gallons of material flowed over a road.

A woman is recovering after her car was swept off a road by an avalanche of slurry in Co Limerick last night after a tank on a hill ruptured. The Doon(...)

File photo dated October 7th, 2012 of Shannon Peace activists Niall Farrell (right) and Margaretta D’arcy attempting to block the runway of Shannon Airport in protest at the use of the airport by the CIA and US Military  Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

President Michael D Higgins has defended his wife Sabina’s decision to visit the activist Margaretta D’Arcy in jail. Mrs Higgins paid a private visit (...)

This Lotto playslip  shows the  uniform pattern all of the six winners would have had to fill out in order to win at the weekend.

The chances of winning the Lotto are pretty slim, we’re pretty well agreed. So what’s the chances of no less than six people choosing the same (...)

 Clare’s Stephen O’Halloran battles with Darragh O’Donovan of Limerick during their Waterford Crystal Cup quarter-final at Sixmilebridge, Clare, on Sunday. Photograph: Inpho

Clare 1-14 Limerick 0-11All-Ireland champions Clare got 2014 off to a winning start when they defeated Munster title-holders Limerick at Sixmilebridge(...)

Munster head coach Rob Penney. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Munster head coach Rob Penney said securing a home Heineken Cup quarter-final was “massive” for his team after they coasted to a 38-6 bonus-point win (...)

  “In one of the afternoon sessions on the subject of archives, Patrick Lonergan of NUI Galway drew gasps from the audience.  He was relating how many women playwrights had had new plays performed on the main Abbey stage since 1940. The figure was just three, with five plays (three of which were by Marina Carr alone), although there have been some 500 productions in that time.”  Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

The second day of the Abbey Theatre symposium, entitled the Theatre of Memory, took place yesterday. “Making History: Artists and the Past” was the ti(...)

Michael Mallin, who was executed, and Countess Markievicz being escorted away by government troops. Photograph: Courtesy of National Museum of Ireland

The only eyewitness account of the burials of the executed leaders of the 1916 Easter Rising has been made public for the first time. Fiftee(...)

 Minister for Justice and Equality Alan Shatter:   said  that while single-cell occupancy was the ideal regime for jails, it was not possible for the new Cork facility in this time of recession.  Photograph: Eric Luke

Construction of the new jail to replace Cork prison is due to commence on Monday and will be completed by the end of next year, Minister for Justice A(...)

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