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Gay Byrne said the fear now was that “all of the progress that the Irish people have made” in recent years in relation to road safety might unravel. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The chairman of the Road Safety Authority, Gay Byrne, has accused the Government – in particular Minister for Justice Alan Shatter – of having little (...)

US ambassador to Ireland Margaret Heckler presents her credentials to president Patrick Hillery at Áras an Uachtaráin in January 1986. Photograph: Pat Langan

Ireland has a strange quirk to its access to information laws. The now well-known Freedom of Information Act was enacted in 1997 and allows citizens a(...)

Austin and Oliver Stack, sons of Brian Stack, the only prison officer to be assassinated in the Republic, following a series of meetings with Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams at Leinster House yesterday. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

The family of a senior prison officer who was murdered by the Provisional IRA in the early 1980s has called on the Garda to explain the failings in it(...)

Part of the M50 has been closed due to a crash believed to have involved up to eight cars. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times
M50 reopens following crash

Emergency services closed all north bound lanes on the M50 at the junction 16 Cherrywood exit after a car overturned this evening, spilling petrol acr(...)

Businessman Kevin McGeever (68), who vanished for eight months, arrives for his appearance before Strokestown District Court, Co Roscommon. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Property developer Kevin McGeever has been released on bail and will appear in court again next month on charges of wasting Garda time.The 68-year-old(...)

The methadone clinic on Amiens Street: a Dublin city centre business-owner has complained  that ther are five drug clinics near his shop. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Aggressive begging and the growing prevalence of open drug dealing in Dublin’s city centre will be raised at next month’s meeting of the Dublin polici(...)

Telly bingo

‘C’MERE man, is there any chance you’d brush my teeth for me?” croaked a cracked and jagged voice from a tent after I stumbled over its guy rope. “(...)

A three-year-old boy was transferred to Crumlin hospital by air ambulance this evening after he was hit by a car in Cork.

A three-year-old boy was being transferred to hospital in Dublin by air ambulance tonight after he was seriously hurt when he was hit by a car in Co C(...)

Two separate seizures of cannabis were made by gardaí and customs officers today. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Five people have been arrested after customs officers and gardaí made two unconnected seizures of cannabis worth an estimated €316,000 today.Officers (...)

A file image of Kevin McGeever outside Strokestown District Court in Co Roscommon. High Court today approved a revision to his bail terms. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

The High Court has approved fresh bail terms for Kevin McGeever, the former millionaire developer charged with wasting Garda time.Mr McGeever is charg(...)

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