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Cloverhill Prison is currently under partial lockdown due to Covid-19. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Fewer than half of the inmates in one of the State’s largest prisons have been vaccinated against Covid-19. Cloverhill Prison in west Dublin is one o(...)

Midlands Prison: outbreaks have been reported in the prison, where 47 inmates have tested positive. Photograph: Laura Hutton

The impact of Covid-19 on the courts and prison system is expected to continue this week as the Irish Prison Service (IPS) deals with worsening outbre(...)

Fynn and Holly Hopper, on the family farm, in Arigna Co Roscommon, Photo: James Connoll

Arigna, Co Roscommon, may still be associated with its long-closed coal mines, but some of its newest residents are doing their best to steer clear of(...)

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(...)

Medical doctors and companies in the medical sector featured prominently in the latest tax defaulters list released by revenue, which outlined 18 settlements totalling €3.39 million in taxes and penalties.

A company linked to one of the State’s top maternity care doctors has made a settlement of €1.5 million with Revenue for underdeclaring taxes. Newry-(...)

Former Defence Forces member Lisa Smith is due to stand trial in the Special Criminal Court in January next on charges of membership of the Islamic State group and with financing terrorism. Photograph: Collins Courts

The fallout from the Covid-19 pandemic and Brexit, large-scale housing plans, and the final mother and baby homes investigation report all feature in (...)

Mayo and Meath players get acquainted with each other during the 1996 All-Ireland final replay. Photograph: Inpho

I have had a week or so of holidays in Ballina. It wasn’t the best timing to return to the fatherland after the controversy of the Dublin-Mayo game. I(...)

Mayo’s Eoghan McLaughlin lies on the ground after a challenge  from Dublin’s John Small during the All-Ireland semi-final at Croke Park. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

When your opponent is favourite to win an All-Ireland semi-final there is a reckoning that goes on in your head. Logic assures you that the other team(...)

Vaccination of inmates started slowly with just 2% of the prison population being inoculated by the end of May. File photograph: The Irish Times

All inmates in the Irish prison system have now been offered a vaccination against Covid-19. The Health Service Executive has been vaccinating on a p(...)

Michelle Cooke and John O’Duffy have faced many challenges when organising their wedding which is set to go ahead on  August 14th, 2021

Castlerea-born Michelle Cooke and her husband-to-be John O’Duffy have had “a plan A, B and C” in place for months as they get ready for their wedding (...)

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