Castlerea

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Burnt out vans and cars at  the house which was the scene of the  eviction in Strokestown. Photograph: Brian Farrell

Sinn Féin TD Maurice Quinlivan has told the Belgian-owned KBC bank that it will “not stand by” and see Irish people evicted from their homes following(...)

A burnt out vehicle outside the house in Falsk, near Strokestown, Co Roscommon, on Monday. Photograph: Peter Murtagh

Two men arrested in connection with an attack on security workers who evicted the occupants of a Co Roscommon home have been released. Gardaí suspect(...)

The scene on Tuesday at the house in Strokestown, Co Roscommon, which was the centre of then eviction. Photograph: Brian Farrell

Gardaí investigating an attack on security men who evicted the McGann family from their Co Roscommon home on behalf of KBC bank have arrested two men (...)

The incident in Castlerea has been referred to the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

One of two men involved in an altercation with a garda in Roscommon earlier this month was readmitted to hospital for follow-up treatment to head inju(...)

People marching in support of two Castlerea  men who allege they were  assaulted by a garda  last week. Photograph: Brian Farrell

More than 700 people marched though Castlerea in Co Roscommon on Sunday to show solidarity with two local men who they allege were assaulted by a gard(...)

Garda had been following up reports of an intruder alarm at a nearby premises

Gardí are continuing to investigate an alleged assault on a garda in Co Roscommon over the weekend. A garda was allegedly assaulted by two males, ag(...)

Galway Simon and Cope Galway have highlighted the growing problem of homelessness across the west. Photograph: iStock

Preliminary postmortem results have ruled out any suspicious circumstances relating to the death of Martin Carroll (29), whose body was found on the g(...)

The prisoner escaped on foot after being brought to Mayo University Hospital for a medical appointment. Photograph: Google Street View

Gardaí have issued an appeal to the public to report any sightings of a man who escaped from the custody of the Irish Prison Service in Castlebar, Co.(...)

Mountjoy Prison: earlier this year, a prison visiting committee found up to a quarter of inmates there are on solitary confinement at any given time. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Fear of gang violence and a shortage of prison officers are being blamed for a dwindling number of inmates at Mountjoy Prison in Dublin taking up educ(...)

In 1994, at the Irish senior championships, they were pulling runners out of the mud for hours afterwards. There must be dozens of spikes still buried in those fields, lost souvenirs of a running war.

We were already ankle deep in mud and soon to be destroyed by the madness, starving, hysterical, naked. There are some things that young and innocent (...)

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