President marks 40 years of Poetry Ireland
Poet President Michael D Higgins was in his element as he celebrated 40 years of promoting the craft in Ireland.
Poet President Michael D Higgins was in his element as he celebrated 40 years of promoting the craft in Ireland.
A former boutique owner has topped the latest Revenue tax defaulter list, owing more than €3m.
“Are we there yet?” For an Argentine family nearing the end of a 17-year round the world odyssey, the answer is finally “yes”.
At least four Irish children are among the victims of a US paedophile who groomed and abused hundreds of children online, it has been revealed.
It is a race for only the most hardy of swimmers and one mother and daughter team proved they are made of stern stuff.
The country has recorded its best-ever performance in tackling litter, however a growth in dumping is now a source of concern.
Parents are spending almost €1,000 a year to send a child to primary school and €1,500 on putting their child through secondary school.
Parents are spending almost €1,000 a year to send a child to primary school and €1,500 to send one to secondary school, according to a new survey.
The Department of Communications has been rapped by the Irish language commissioner for translating names and addresses from Irish into English during the roll-out of the controversial Eircodes.
Thousands of land lubbers found their sea legs yesterday at the Dublin Port Riverfest.
The crew of the LÉ Róisín has rescued 125 migrants in its first operation since being deployed to the Mediterranean.
UFC champion Conor McGregor has paid tribute to Joao Carvalho, describing him as "a hell of a fighter".
The long-running Luas dispute hit a new low after the company put all workers on protective notice while their union has raised the prospect of a complete shutdown of the tram system in five...
Dublin's Rotunda Hospital has been the scene of thousands of births down through the years, and now, a new 1916 exhibition will show how the maternity hospital was instrumental in the 'Birth of a Nation'.
The wintry blast of sleet and snow will continue for a few more days yet before spring finally arrives later this week.
It was a couple of walkers who made the grim discovery of a dismembered torso in the Grand Canal on Saturday afternoon, sparking a major murder investigation.
A 37-year-old man has died and four others were injured in a two-car collision.
They were such a novel sight on the streets of the capital that the first ban-gardaí had photographers chasing them for a snap.
Dublin Airport will offer almost 1.5 million extra seats across its route network this winter season, representing a 13pc increase in capacity compared to last year.
An ankle injury picked up during a kickabout with his friends may have cost Rory McIlroy the title of the world's number one golfer, but he has said he will never give up his St Stephen's Day game, describing it as "our FA Cup final".
A U2 concert in Sweden was cancelled last night following a security threat.
Kerryman and former ‘Apprentice’ star Brian Purcell was hardly in his element as he helped judge the style credentials of racegoers at the Listowel Harvest Racing Festival yesterday.
He won one of the world's most glamorous road races at the height of the Swinging Sixties, and today the winner of 1964 Monte Carlo Rally will be whisking motoring fans around south Dublin all in aid of charity.
Over 450 migrants - and the bodies of another 14 who perished in the Mediterranean - have been brought ashore by the crew of the Irish naval vessel the LE Niamh.
Children who are diagnosed with cancer will automatically get a medical card for a period of five years.
The son of murdered chief prison officer Brian Stack has expressed disgust that a Sinn Féin councillor will be Lord Mayor of Dublin for the 1916 centenary commemoration next year.
A man who murdered his mother should have been in custody at the time but was free because of a garda blunder, a report by the Garda Siochana Ombudsman Commission (GSOC) has found.
One of the students injured in the Berkeley tragedy on Monday night has thanked the public for their support during "such a dark time".
Author Jim Crace has scooped the wealthiest prize in literature, the €100,000 International Impac Dublin Literary Award, and already knows how he is going to spend it - on his daughter's impending wedding.
GAA club Ballyboden St Enda's last night led the tributes to Eoghan Culligan who was described as a popular young player among his teammates.
Six out of 10 jobless people would at least double their income by taking up a job, according to new research from the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI).
The crew of the Irish naval vessel the LÉ Eithne have rescued 113 migrants, among them a number of infants, off the coast of Libya.
Irish movie fans are returning to the big screen in droves, with box office receipts up ahead of a blockbuster summer.
Former President Mary McAleese has said she wished she had known about her gay son's inner suffering as he grew up a bullied teenager unable to tell her of his true identity.
Yes vote advocate and former President of Ireland Mary McAleese has joked that she knew her son Justin was gay from when he was as young as seven.
A 63-year-old grandmother makes for an unlikely - and therefore the perfect - conwoman.
Parents could still face hefty GP bills - paying €100 or more for a home visit - even after free GP care for the under-sixes is introduced this summer.
For Siobhan O'Neill White, a busy mother-of-four, medical costs are an expensive fact of life.
AN interim care order has been granted for baby Maria, the newborn found abandoned at the side of a road, after doctors caring for her said she needs urgent treatment.
Irish teenagers may be drinking less, but their parents are still among the heaviest drinkers in developed countries.
It makes no difference whether you are financially ruined by a little or a lot, in the end you are still left with nothing.
The heartbroken family of Rachel O'Reilly has said her killer husband should finally tell the truth about his crime, as that will set him free.
It had all the solemnity of previous commemorations but some of the relatives of the Easter Rising leaders believe their role in the annual 1916 Leaders Commemoration Ceremony has been "diluted".
Leaving Cert students who continue to play sport while studying for their exams are more likely to go on to third- level education than those who don't.
Jockey Robbie McNamara, who was left unable to move from the waist down following an horrific fall, has said he will not let his injuries stop him from returning as a trainer.
Former Girls Aloud singer Nadine Coyle said her advice with online bullying was to block and ignore internet trolls.
A teenager who was the victim of cyber-bullying is now tackling bullies head on.
Bus drivers have vowed to continue with their plans for a crippling 48-hour strike timed to coincide with the start of the busy bank holiday weekend.
IT is finally the end of the road for the O'Donnells and Gorse Hill. After almost three years of tortuous legal wranglings, stays and appeals, the three-judge Supreme Court has finally closed the door on attempts by former solicitor Brian O'Donnell and his wife Dr Mary Patricia to retain their Killiney mansion.
The family of an Irishman missing in Nepal said they hope he is "standing up, brushing himself down and helping others".
A leading expert on alcohol harm has hit out at drinks industry-funded health campaigns, arguing they are compounding the normalisation of excessive drinking.
A DUNNES Stores worker was fired from her job after she sold alcohol to a 16-year-old during an undercover operation by gardai.
Caught in an explosion of camera flashes, Marian Buckley inhaled deeply and steeled herself for the task ahead.
A brother of convicted murderer Graham Dwyer has hit out at descriptions of his recently published book as a "murder novel", insisting it is nothing of the sort.
Two Ryanair planes clipped each other at Dublin Airport yesterday in an incident almost identical to another crash six months ago.
It was a day of high drama, and farce, as the once high-flying couple Brian and Mary Pat O'Donnell continued their sit-in for a second day.
PÁDRAIG Harrington has said he doesn't want to be the 600/1 guy the next time he steps out on to the golf course.
KILLER Joe O'Reilly must wait to find out if he can proceed with his third appeal against his conviction for the murder of his wife Rachel more than a decade ago.
THE State has said an attempt by murderer Joe O'Reilly to have his conviction declared a miscarriage of justice is an "abuse of process".
THE Government will open talks on pay with unions in April, Public Expenditure and Reform Minister Brendan Howlin confirmed.
THE ink was barely dry on golfer Rory McIlroy's $25m (€22m) settlement with former agent Horizon when the World Number One jetted out to Florida after the case, dubbed the commercial "trial of the century", was brought to heel in less than 40 seconds.
GOLFER Rory McIlroy's legal action against his former agent has been settled.
HOPES have been raised of a last-minute deal being reached between golfer Rory McIlroy and his former management company Horizon in their bitter legal dispute after both sides were locked in talks yesterday.
World number one golfer Rory McIroy’s court case against his former management was deferred for five hours in the Four Courts today.
Golfer Rory McIlroy will be present in the High Court this morning for the opening day of his bitter legal battle with his former management company.
A former arrears field agent for AIB has said the bank held "clandestine" Christmas parties for fear of what the public might think, after it received €30bn of taxpayers' money in the bailout.
An Irish teenager who got stuck in an air vent in an Australian night club and had to be rescued by emergency services will appear in court today.
Four young lives snuffed out in an instant.
THE four childhood friends killed in a car crash last night were travelling to pick up a laptop in one of their houses before they intended to spend the night in Carlow.
Tens of thousands of cable television customers have had their viewing choices restricted - including being left without news coverage during the daytime - after UTV Ireland replaced UTV.
The national chairman of the Irish Fire and Emergency Association is pleading with people to 'be human' when they are faced with an emergency situation and refrain from taking photos on their phone.
THe "little fighters" Hassan and Hussein Benhaffaf have blossomed into "little flyers".
THE mother of Ireland’s own superheroes, formerly conjoined twins Hassan and Hussein Banhaffaf, says the duo are on track to take that milestone step and start school together next year.
WATER restrictions affecting more than 1.5 million people have been extended until well into next week as the crisis shows no sign of abating.
BUSINESS leaders have expressed concern that Revenue's efforts to collect the 2014 property tax could impact on the busiest spending period of the year in the run-up to Christmas.
ANTI-EVICTION activist Ben Gilroy is due to appear before the High Court to answer claims that he is in contempt of court orders.
A RAPIST who carried out a brutal five-hour attack on his ex-girlfriend, during which he hacked off her hair with a scissors, is "too shy" to apologise to his victim.
PAT Kenny and radio rival Sean O'Rourke have declared themselves pleased after the latest radio listenership figures showed both presenters appear to have got off to a good start with their new shows.
DOLE queues are expected to shorten further in the run up to Christmas, as the numbers signing on dropped below 400,000 for the first time in more than four years.
A FORMER garda sergeant has spoken of his "frustration" after he phoned gardai four times to report a man acting dangerously in traffic.
HOMEOWNERS have been left distressed after receiving letters from the Revenue seeking property tax from dead relatives.
AN investigation into a light aircraft crash in which a flight instructor and his trainee pilot were both killed has found that fatigue may have been a factor.
AN investigation into a light aircraft crash in which a flight instructor and his trainee pilot were both killed has found that fatigue may have been a factor in the accident.
'PRIME TIME' star Claire Byrne has given birth to her first child, a baby boy named Patrick.
A DEDICATED father who nursed his wife through terminal cancer while caring for their premature newborn son and two-year-old daughter has been named Ireland's Dad of the Year.
IT'S back to night feeds and nappies for former Westlife singer Nicky Byrne and his wife Georgina Ahern as they celebrated the arrival of their new baby girl.
Hundreds of worshippers patiently queued to kiss the reliquary of the relics of St Anthony as it continued its nationwide tour.
Bono and his bandmates caused a stir with a surprise session on the promenade of a windswept and rainy Bray seafront on Tuesday.
CHAMPAGNE corks will be popping for Ireland’s newest lottery multi-millionaire after a lucky punter scooped a €3.9m jackpot.
SUPPORT groups working with the Roma community in Ireland have said they are concerned about potential racial profiling and "witch-hunts" arising from the HSE's decision to take a blond, blue-eyed girl from her Roma parents and into care.
SCHOOLS will begin availing of extra supports for children with special needs in the coming days, as an extra 455 resource teaching posts have been given the green light.
THAT convicted rapist Michael Murray is appealing both his conviction and 15-year sentence is hardly surprising.
A NURSE who twice battled breast cancer has been awarded €85,000 by an equality tribunal after it found the HSE had attempted to "freeze her out" so that she would retire early on the grounds of ill-health.
THIS is murder accused Graham Dwyer enjoying a pint in his home town just a week ago.
THE beaming smile on the face of Lily-Mae Morrison says it all.
THE husband of right-to-die campaigner Marie Fleming – who gave up his career in IT to look after her – has said the State is failing them and thousands of other carers.
GOVERNMENT departments will have to identify new areas for cost-cutting after Public Expenditure and Reform Minister Brendan Howlin revealed he is to carry out a new review of spending.
THE tourism industry is expected to see an increase in the number of Chinese visitors to Ireland next year following the relaxing of visa rules by the UK government.
THE father of Majella O'Donnell, right, who recently revealed her own battle with breast cancer, has died of a brain haemorrhage on the holiday island of Tenerife.
THE father of Majella O’Donnell, who recently revealed her own battle with breast cancer, has died of a brain haemorrhage on the holiday island of Tenerife.
A MOTHER who was abducted along with her four-year-old son and subjected to a 12-hour rape ordeal has told how she would have given her own life to protect her child.
CONVICTED rapist Michael Murray arrived at court armed with razor blades and told a prison officer he intended to "go after" a journalist "if he got the chance".
A TRADITIONAL music band has asked their fans to pray for their young fiddler, as he fights for his life following a car accident.
IT'S all that you can't leave behind – yet forgetful commuters have managed to do just that.
A DOCTOR has been found guilty of poor professional performance arising out of her care of a woman who had a potentially fatal "melon-sized" internal growth on her hip.
IT'S the end of the line for the much derided – yet often copied – 'Dort' accent.
TWO generations of a family will celebrate landmark birthdays today as little Ciara Coleman turns one on the same day her great-grandfather, Michael Dowling, reaches the venerable age of 100.
A WIDOW plans to sue a leading consultant who failed to ensure medical tests were carried out on her husband.
A MOTHER whose two daughters were murdered by their depressed father before he took his own life has said the medical profession might have treated him differently had they heard her side of the story.
A PILOT has told an Employment Appeals Tribunal hearing how Ryanair boss Michael O'Leary became aggressive and refused to reveal details of pay and conditions at the airline, indicating he would never allow that information to fall into the hands of the pilots' representative body, IALPA.
CELEBRITIES including Liam Neeson and Stephen Rea have appealed to the Irish public to donate much-needed funds to save the lives of the children of war-torn Syria.
HOLLYWOOD came to town as heartthrob Josh Hartnett filmed scenes for his upcoming TV series in a Dublin park.