Safety experts develop DNA test to stop shoppers being tricked through fraudulent food packaging
The DNA of food products will be tested to identify 'food fraud' under an innovative new screening system.
The DNA of food products will be tested to identify 'food fraud' under an innovative new screening system.
More than 60 members of the Defence Forces were discharged from service in the past decade after testing positive for drugs.
Education Minister Joe McHugh said more must be done to equip second-level pupils for entry to computing courses, after a study showed that almost half of college tech students drop out of...
Pupils from Stepaside Educate Together school showed off their creative flair at the National Gallery as €6m was announced to develop creativity in schools.
A man who died after suffering fatal injuries in a suspected assault in Co Kerry donated his organs so other lives might be saved.
Fine Gael TD Hildegarde Naughton has warned a coherent plan is needed for future carbon tax hikes in order to meet climate change targets without inciting 'yellow vest' protests in Ireland.
FINE Gael TD Hildegarde Naughton has warned a coherent plan is needed for future carbon tax hikes in order to meet climate change targets without inciting ‘yellow vest’ protests in Ireland.
A young mother who died after being found unresponsive at her sick child’s bedside has been described by her devastated family as a “beautiful person” and “full of life”.
A Dublin woman who sent a 'thank you' card to the president of the European Commission for defending Irish interests said she has never felt so proud after a photo emerged of him reading it.
A third day of strike action brought 37,000 nurses and midwives back to the picket line yesterday, but with three more strike days planned next week, the industrial action is beginning to take its toll.
An eight-year-old boy has been left in limbo with a life-threatening illness for months while waiting for a life-saving miracle drug to be approved by the HSE.
An investigation is under way into the alleged data leak concerning a patient who had an abortion at a Dublin hospital.
New research into the skeletal remains of five bodies has suggested the Vikings were responsible for bringing leprosy to Ireland.
Tributes have been paid to a talented young footballer who died suddenly over the weekend.
Tributes have poured in for a talented young footballer who died suddenly from a suspected case of meningitis on Sunday.
Irish Defence Force veterans slept out on the streets of Dublin in tricolour sleeping bags yesterday to highlight the issue of homelessness which some members face when they leave the force.
Irish Defence Force veterans are to take to the streets of Dublin in tricolour sleeping bags today to highlight the issue of homelessness which some members face when they leave the force.
Rape Crisis Centres have warned the number of young teenagers seeking counselling has risen dramatically in the past year.
A man in his 20s has died after he was pulled from the sea off the coast of Donegal yesterday afternoon.
A young man has died after suffering critical injuries in a suspected early morning assault in Kerry.
A Dublin woman who sent a ‘Thank You’ card to the president of the EU Commission for defending Irish interests said she has never felt prouder after a photo emerged of him reading it.
Hospitals will become dangerous and a risk to patients if nurses continue with their strike action, Health Minister Simon Harris warned today.
A young mother has died after she was found unresponsive at her sick child's bedside at a Dublin hospital.
More than half of eight to 10-year-olds admit to having social media accounts with two-fifths of them using the online platforms to speak to strangers.
A mother whose eight-year-old son was coerced into sending naked images to a stranger online has warned of the dangers of social media platforms and online chatrooms.
Stargazers were treated to a showing of a rare "super blood wolf moon" on Sunday night - a phenomenon that won't be seen for another decade.
An Irishman arrested by US authorities over hundreds of alleged sexual offences against children was a former underage GAA coach, whose work brought him regularly to matches.
Expert in the field of elderly mental health have defended the driving capabilities of older people after Prince Philip was involved in a car crash.
A mixture of excitement and determination summed up the atmosphere at the launch of the Team Ireland athletes who are set to travel to Abu Dhabi for the 2019 Special Olympics Games.
An Irishman has been arrested by authorities in the US over alleged sexual offences which allegedly occurred in Ireland.
A beach volleyball team, a sailing club and a croquet and lawn tennis club are among the projects set to benefit from a new round of sports capital funding.
A 23-year-old man was shot dead and his friend seriously injured as they left a gym last night.
One man has died and another is seriously injured following a double shooting outside a north Dublin gym.
THE family of Deirdre Jacob who went missing over 20 years ago near her home in Co Kildare are making a fresh public appeal to help find her.
A radiographer registered with the Health and Social Care professionals regulatory body (CORU) in Ireland has been found guilty of professional misconduct following a public inquiry.
A public inquiry into the fitness to practise of a radiographer registered with the Health and Social Care Professionals Council (CORU) is under way after allegations of misconduct from a patient in the United Kingdom.
A public inquiry into the fitness to practice of a radiographer registered with the Health and Social Care Professionals Council (CORU) has started after allegations of misconduct from a patient in the United Kingdom.
A family were forced to leave their home after a learner driver mounted the pavement and crashed through the front wall of the property.
A family in Dublin has been forced to evacuate their home after a learner driver mounted the pavement and crashed through the front of their house.
Gardaí are appealing for witnesses after a man was seriously assaulted by four teenagers while walking home from work.
Consultants have warned that hospitals are still not ready to offer abortions and said appropriate resources must be provided.
A cull of dozens of fallow deer in the Phoenix Park yesterday ahead of mating season has sparked alarm among animal rights activists.
A 27-year-old man was lucky to be alive last night after he was shot multiple times in a drive-by gun attack in Bray, Co Wicklow.
Doctors have expressed concern for the resources and preparedness of hospitals to deliver abortion services.
A plaque erected on Cabra Bridge in North Dublin last month in honour of volunteers who fought in the First Battalion during the 1916 Rising has been ripped off the wall and smashed to pieces.
The skeletal remains found in a drain in Co Wexford are believed to be those of a woman.
A massive garda investigation has begun in Wexford after a badly decomposed body was found in a ditch just before midday .
Wedding preparations are well under way for Dublin presenter Blathnaid Treacy.
Consultants have hit out at "complacency" in tackling overcrowding in the country's hospitals.
The unusually mild and dry weather conditions over the past few days look set to come to an end this week, with dropping temperatures and rain predicted for the weekend.
A former embassy, a seaside castellated mansion with its own private harbour, and a former orphanage were among Ireland's most expensive homes.
Up to four people have died from the latest outbreak of the H1N1 flu virus, also known as swine flu.
Just months after giving birth to her third child, TV presenter Mairead Ronan is hitting the floor for 'Dancing With The Stars' this weekend.
Up to four people have died following a new suspected outbreak of the H1N1 flu strain also known as the swine flu, according to the HSE.
Model Holly Carpenter has said she is delighted with her new partner on Dancing with the Stars after former partner Curtis Pritchard was forced to pull out following a nightclub assault on St Stephen’s Night.
Presenter Bláthnaid Treacy is gearing up to fill the role of agony aunt to the celebrities taking part in the upcoming series of 'Dancing With The Stars'.
Planning permission has been granted for temporary training facilities to be developed for Magheracloone Mitchells GAA Club after it lost its own facilities when a sinkhole opened up last September.
Families in Edenmore in north Dublin have been left stunned and fearful following the shooting of two men at a local takeaway.
Two men have been hospitalised and another two men arrested following a shooting incident at a takeaway in north Dublin.
Garda in Munster are preparing a file to be brought to the Director of Public Prosecutions following an alleged rape of a 16-year-old boy by his girlfriend's father.
The Irish Air Corps carried out more than 300 Air Ambulance missions in 2018 with the more than half of those taking place in the west of Ireland.
Two men have been killed and two others were injured in three separate road crashes at the weekend.
The Irish Coast Guard saved more than 400 lives this year - an increase of almost a fifth on the 340 lives saved in 2017.
Gardaí in Co Donegal are appealing for witnesses after a man in his 20s was assaulted and a schoolteacher in his 30s was stabbed in separate attacks.
The number of people contacting the Society of St Vincent de Paul (SVP) for help this Christmas looks set to exceed previous years' figures.
The boss of Gatwick Airport has refused to rule out the possibility of future drone disruption once the military leave.
More than a hundred people have attended a candlelit vigil for a stillborn baby girl found on a beach in north Dublin last weekend.
Dozens of people have gathered tonight to pay an emotional tribute to Baby Belle who was found on a Dublin beach last week and to show support for her mother who has yet to be identified.
Days on from their heroic win against Kilmacud Crokes the men of Mullinalaghta continued their celebrations at Dublin hotspot Copper Face Jacks.
Gardai are investigating the sudden death of a 65-year-old man at a house in Ashbourne, Co Meath.
A 33-year-old man has been arrested as gardaí investigate the death of a 65-year-old man who was found at a house in Ashbourne, Co Meath.
A man in is in critical condition following a four vehicle collision in Bray this afternoon.
The family of a pensioner killed by his neighbour with the prongs of a teleporter have said the 'disproportionate' sentence given to his killer is having a devastating effect on their lives.
Older people living with a sea view are at less risk of developing depression than those with no view at all, new research has shown.
Emergency services are attending to the scene of a fire in Howth, Co Dublin.
Gardaí in Dublin have launched an investigation into an alleged sexual assault on a young woman in the city centre in the early hours of this morning.
Two people were arrested and a man hospitalised following a stabbing incident which brought Dublin city centre to a standstill.
As the Society of St Vincent de Paul gears up for its biggest fundraising day of the year, volunteers have warned of the financial hurdle preventing many children from reaching college.
Hollywood star Hugh Jackman has sold out two nights at the 3Arena after announcing he would take to the stage for his first ever world tour.
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said he felt compelled to explain after it was claimed online he had a "free dinner" at a Kylie Minogue concert because it took aim at not only him, but also at his friends.
Cocaine and cannabis worth almost €4m was seized by gardaí in three separate operations in Dublin last night.
Students at University College Dublin (UCD) have apologised for making offensive comments during a broadcast on college station Belfield FM.
Parents in north inner city Dublin fear their children could end up involved with crime if it wasn't for a local resource centre.
As the number of people attending Mass falls, charities relying on church-gate donations have said individual donors are becoming more generous.
An Irishman working as an English teacher at a college in Paris has been stabbed to death, allegedly by a former student.
It is becoming increasingly challenging to help homeless families at Christmas as they are moved daily from one hotel to another.
A father has told how his family "hit rock bottom" after their landlord evicted them, saying the property was to be sold - only for it to be let out at a higher rent.
A round of fuel hikes during the winter months is going to force low-income families to forego heat and light, the Society of St Vincent de Paul (SVP) has warned.
The Peter McVerry Trust has had a record-breaking year after lifting hundreds of people out of homelessness and helping thousands more.
Loneliness has become a thing of the past for the newest elderly tenants at a Dublin housing complex who say this Christmas will be special.
A remarkable 80-year-old woman has told how volunteering at her local charity shop has given her a new lease of life.
A rise in families experiencing "hidden poverty" has led to a surge of first-time callers seeking help from the Society of St Vincent de Paul.
The gaping chasm opening up between the haves and have-nots in Irish society is exposed in a series of stark reports today.
Working families are just a short step from homelessness due to fast-rising rents and precarious employment.
Rape survivor Lavinia Kerwick has urged Garda Commissioner Drew Harris to be "brave" to effect change in the justice system for victims.
Rape survivor Lavinia Kerwick has urged Garda Commissioner Drew Harris to be “brave” to effect change in the justice system for victims.
A new collection of photographs is set to open up the rugged and rocky landscape of the Beara Peninsula in Co Kerry.
Fast food with a healthy twist is coming to Ireland early next year, courtesy of restaurant chain Leon.
A motorcyclist was killed and another critically injured when their bikes were involved in a collision with a 4x4 vehicle.
The 'Last Post' was played as the 'Haunting Soldier' sculpture received a sombre farewell when it left St Stephen's Green yesterday.
The brother of Celine Cawley, who was brutally killed in her own home, says there are major shortcomings in how the justice system treats victims.
Dreams of visiting Santa in a winter wonderland may be crushed due to poor snowfall in Lapland.
Dreams of visiting Santa in a winter wonderland have been crushed as poor snowfall in Lapland throws Irish families’ Christmas trips into doubt.
The GAA has unveiled a monument at Glasnevin Cemetery in memory of a boy who was tragically shot and killed at Croke Park on Bloody Sunday in 1920.
THE GAA has unveiled a monument at Glasnevin Cemetery in memory of a boy who was tragically killed at Croke Park on Bloody Sunday in 1920.
Cervical cancer campaigner Vicky Phelan said she feels "privileged" to be named in the BBC's list of 100 most influential and inspiring women of 2018.
A young man has become the 12th motorcyclist to be killed on Irish roads this year after a crash in Co Wicklow.
An elderly woman was airlifted from a luxury cruise ship off the coast of Kerry this afternoon following a serious medical emergency.
A blast of cold air approaching from the east will see temperatures plummet and a risk of hail showers, forecasters have warned.
A Limerick woman who addressed her rapist in court has said he “forever messed with my mind” and his “warped version of love equals pain” stayed with her all her life.
A man who lost his wife and daughter in a horrific road traffic collision has made a plea to road users to obey the rules of the road and avoid causing unnecessary road deaths.
Two men have been arrested following separate drug seizures in Co Meath and Dublin.
A Northern Ireland football fan has told how he was viciously attacked by hooded men while on his way to the Irish International friendly at the Aviva Stadium on Wednesday night.
A Dublin Bus driver has told how a cyclist threw his bicycle at his vehicle and then spat in his eye while on a bus run.
GARDAI say the reasons why a street trader – who was brutally gunned down last night – left early from his stall outside the Aviva Stadium, will form part of the murder inquiry.