France asks Cork witnesses to testify over Sophie death
French prosecutors are believed to have summoned an estimated 30 Irish witnesses to a Paris court to testify against the man they accuse of murdering Sophie Toscan du Plantier.
French prosecutors are believed to have summoned an estimated 30 Irish witnesses to a Paris court to testify against the man they accuse of murdering Sophie Toscan du Plantier.
A woman was arrested on suspicion of withholding information from gardai investigating the murder of Bobby Ryan.
A couple who terminated their pregnancy after a test suggested the presence of a fatal foetal abnormality are requesting an inquest be held into their baby's death.
It started with one suspect detective. Late last year, deep inside the Garda's Special Operations section in the Phoenix Park, surveillance devices...
Auditors warned of urgent need for "refurbishment and modernisation" in Irish mortuaries 10 years ago, but several have still not been upgraded.
Tipperary town is surrounded by prime farming country, a landscape of rolling pasture and looming hills, land that returns a good living to those who farm it well. There are no hippies here to introduce their cosmopolitan ways, as one local man said. The land is too good and too expensive - a grass and tillage farm in Golden fetched a record €17,000 an acre recently.
THE days had dragged by.
The Attorney General warned the Government that the report of the collaborative forum on mother and baby homes raised serious legal concerns and was potentially defamatory.
A Mayo tourism development that has received €300,000 in grants from local TD and Minister for Rural and Community Development Michael Ring has suffered a setback from the planning authorities.
A new witness has emerged to allege that a Lithuanian woman who disappeared a year ago and is feared murdered was abducted by men involved in prostitution.
Google's Irish operations are coming under closer scrutiny from Europe over corporate tax affairs.
Sean Quinn's children are working with the liquidator of the Irish Bank Resolution Corporation (IBRC) to win control of a small number of...
Dessie O'Hare was paid about €10,000 a week to provide security to businesses in Dublin, according to informed sources.
Jack Lowry and his little brother got off the school bus at the entrance to the family farm outside Tipperary town and walked up the avenue for...
'Ms Mary Lowry please." A frisson rippled through Court 13. Necks craned toward the heavy wooden entrance doors. A group of middle-aged women standing beside it because all the seats had been...
Pat Quirke planted false rumours that drug dealers and Polish people were involved in the murder of Bobby Ryan, in a deliberate attempt to deflect suspicion, gardai believe.
A former president of the Irish Medical Organisation has accused his profession of "groupthink" in its "knee-jerk reaction" to a High Court judgment that sets a new medical standard of "absolute confidence" for reading cervical smear slides.
PAT QUIRKE racked up losses of more than €1m gambling on stocks and shares and ploughing money into property investments in eastern Europe, a former friend has claimed.
"Is she here?" the woman said, her eyes devouring the courtroom as she wedged herself into a row of spectators. There was no need to ask who she was talking about. Such was the interest in Mary Lowry.
Murder victim Bobby Ryan told Pat Quirke to stay away from Mary Lowry because he was making her life so uncomfortable, according to the woman in whom she confided her affair.
The parade down O’Connell Street this weekend by republican group Saoradh dishonored the Irish flag, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said.
THE green plastic bottle, slightly crushed but otherwise intact, must have looked out of place. It lay on the sediment on top of an underground chamber that contained the bones of dead children.
It was early morning on a warm June day in the Tipperary countryside. Windows in the house were open.
THE political republican group that issued a statement absolving the “IRA volunteer” who shot Lyra McKee has marched on the streets of Dublin within 48 hours of her murder.
IT was Friday afternoon in Court 13 and the jury was being informed that it was about to board a train, or at least the "forensic equivalent" of one. Defence counsel Bernard Condon was on his feet, working up his analogy for the six men and six women who were facing him.
Nine months after Patrick Quirke found Bobby Ryan's body in a run-off tank on Mary Lowry's farm, he was arrested on suspicion of harassing her. In an interview at Tipperary garda station, two detectives accused him of trying to control a vulnerable widow - claims he repeatedly denied.
Cookstown in the heart of mid-Ulster is known for its nightlife. Buses bring young people in from outlying towns and villages. Eboney Johnson (16) was among an estimated 400 who queued in the car park of the Greenvale Hotel waiting for the doors to open for the St Patrick's Day disco.
The duty social worker opened up the computer and typed as the caller spoke. The date was February 4, 2011, a Friday. The caller gave his name as Pat Quirke. He was phoning to report "concerns" about the "well being" and "safety" of the "three Lowry children".
Garda managers from border regions have been summoned to a high-level security meeting as Brexit looms.
The former Irish soldier who moved to Syria to live with Islamic terrorists was wired €800 by her family in recent months after she told them she wanted to come home.
Mary Lowry wanted Patrick Quirke off her land. In December 2012 she went to her solicitor, Aidan Leahy in Cashel, and asked him to write to the dairy farmer who leased the farm left to her by her late husband. Once lovers, their relationship had deteriorated and Ms Lowry now wanted to terminate the lease. So began a flurry of legal correspondence in which each accused the other...
'Feck them," said Breda O'Dwyer. The witness was talking about farmers placing late orders for bull semen. She clamped her hand across her mouth. "I'm sorry," she said to the judge and took a sip of water.
Lisa Smith first approached the Muslim community in Dundalk in 2010 hoping to convert. She was a woman in her late 20s from a traditional Catholic family with a decade's service in the Defence Forces. She served for five years in the army and five more with the Air Corps working on the government jet, serving Taoisigh and government ministers.
Gardai suspect a lone wolf who revels in stirring up publicity - rather than dissident republicans - could be behind a letter bomb campaign directed at key British transport hubs last week.
ALAN HAWE was seen driving his car close to the school where he was deputy principal in the "very early hours" after he murdered his wife, Clodagh, and their three boys, her family have been told.
Pat Quirke is a morning person and his wife, Imelda, is a night person. She was in bed but awake when he got home late from a meeting in the Tipperary village of Horse and Jockey.
A sample of deep tissue muscle. A gold watch. A sample of bone marrow. Some head hair. A maggot. And a tooth.
Leading Irish academics have warned that demoting geography in the Junior Cert will have a detrimental impact on young people and the country.
The trial of Patrick Hutch for his alleged role in the murderous gun attack at the Regency Hotel in February 2016 was just days into evidence when it got stuck on the photograph of the blonde.
A man jailed for animal cruelty following one of the country's largest puppy farm rescues was approved for a dog breeding licence six months before the horrific conditions were exposed.
Gardai are urgently trying to trace two Irish men from who have been missing in the UK for two weeks.
Patrick Quirke had "a hunch like everyone else" about what happened to Bobby Ryan. The DJ, known as Mr Moonlight, left his girlfriend Mary Lowry's bed at 6.30am to go to work and disappeared on June 3, 2011.
The Government has refused compensation to one of three Irish women who took international cases challenging the State's abortion laws - even though it has paid €30,000 to the other two.
Is Big Brother watching you, Peter Casey? The former presidential hopeful has claimed US immigration officials questioned him over comments he made about America during the campaign for the Aras.
Catherine Costello remembered the phone call days after Bobby Ryan went missing. "I was told his van was found abandoned in the woods and it was a potential suicide," she recalled. His daughter Michelle was "desperately seeking help".
The property developer who offered the Government a free site for a children's hospital 15 years ago has blamed the procurement processes for the escalating costs of building the facility at St James Hospital.
A senior executive at one of Sean Quinn's former companies had scalding water thrown in his face while a second was punched repeatedly in the head, in a blatant escalation of a campaign of violence and intimidation against the firm and its staff.
Mary Lowry lay in bed as her boyfriend got dressed. Bobby Ryan had left his clothes on the floor the night before, as he always did. He was slow pulling on his navy tracksuit with the white stripe, his white runners and a heavy navy jumper.
The activities of dissident republican groups are coming under increasing scrutiny by gardai as part of the security preparations for Brexit.
A patient advocacy group has called for Dr Gabriel Scally - the doctor appointed by Government to conduct the inquiry into the cervical cancer controversy - to also investigate the escalating backlog in the cervical cancer screening programme.
We meet in a hotel outside Dublin where they hope that they won't be recognised. They are understandably nervous because the ordeal that began for them last summer is far from over and probably never will be, they admit. Needless to say, they do not want where they live, or their names, to be published - so they go by John and Mary. Mary's son, Tom, the source of their...
Last month, detectives from the serious crime review team drove from the Republic across the Border to the Quinn family home deep in the what was known as 'bandit country' in south Armagh.
A former GAA sports coach who was arrested in the US on almost 400 child abuse charges last week is accused of grooming one of his victims by giving him a job, gifts and taking him on trips.
Orla Church, one of the women caught up in the CervicalCheck controversy, has died days after the Health Service Executive and a US laboratory agreed to settle her legal action.
A garda investigation into a complaint of rape against a juvenile was delayed for three years because of Garda inaction.
ORLA Church, one of the 221 women caught up in the CervicalCheck controversy, has died days after the Health Service Executive and a US laboratory agreed to settle her legal action.
A dissident republican crime gang, with a staggering €100m cash turnover, is the suspected owner of a half-built ghost estate close to the Border that was snapped up during the bust.
A secret coded ledger concealed in a hot press has revealed how one of Ireland's biggest cross-border crime gangs turned over a staggering €100m in seven years.
Gardai investigating the murder of student Deirdre Jacob hope to identify a number of new witnesses as a result of digitalising 20-year-old CCTV footage from the day she disappeared.
A country road runs through the flat townland of Ballyandrew, a long straightish route to nowhere in particular. It is mostly used by farmers, residents and dog walkers from the village of Ferns who like it because it's quiet.
Mary Mitchell O'Connor has revealed her interest in swapping Leinster House for Europe, contesting the Dublin MEP seat being vacated by her party colleague Brian Hayes.
For a nation reared on 'hang' sandwiches and 'beef or salmon' on special occasions, Ireland has grown to embrace cafe society - more than most of our fellow Europeans.
Gardai were last night investigating if a man who was killed in a shooting in Blanchardstown, Dublin 15, was an associate of an Estonian hitman with links to the Hutch-Kinahan feud.
The fallout from the forced eviction of a family from their Roscommon home continued this weekend with a second arson attack in as many days on the bank that repossessed the property.
The Irish Army has completed a confidential mapping of the Northern Ireland Border ahead of Brexit that has found substantially more routes into the region than previously thought.
There are 22 days to go before the roll-out of abortion services on January 1. It should be a historic occasion when the overwhelming support shown by Irish voters for a woman's right to choose becomes reality.
Garda HQ has instructed senior officers to conduct a trawl of current investigations that could be impacted by the landmark ruling on mobile phone evidence that was used to convict Graham Dwyer.
The groundwork had been done long before the one-time Estonian separatist turned gun-for-hire set foot in Ireland. The target had been located, his apartment had been cased and his movements tracked.
Gardai have launched a number of criminal investigations into allegations of abuse relating to Scouting Ireland.
Reports of alleged human trafficking in the Irish fishing industry have surged with gardai now investigating almost two dozen cases.
Gardai may receive formal complaints this week relating to some of the surviving alleged child abusers on file in Scouting Ireland.
Mark was an excited six-year-old when he joined the Catholic Boy Scouts. His family was enthusiastic too. His mother joined in with other mothers baking for cake sales and jumble sales to fund scouting trips. The Scout Master became a good friend of his parents, dropping in on the family unannounced.
A 50-year-old street trader is suspected of becoming the latest victim of the Kinahan/Hutch feud after being shot at 12 times and struck by at least seven bullets.
The feuding drug gangs that caused lockdown and terror in the bustling town of Drogheda, Co Louth, grabbed headlines last week. But behind those headlines is an arguably more insidious story struggling to get out - families being subjected to extortion and intimidation over the manufactured drug debts of their children.
The Criminal Assets Bureau (CAB) has identified hundreds of small-time criminals and rural crime gangs in every county.
THE Minister for Higher Education is to create women-only professorships in a radical move to address persistent gender inequality at senior levels in universities and third level colleges.
THE Criminal Assets Bureau (CAB) has identified hundreds of small-time criminals and rural crime gangs in every county.
Less than a third of women with cervical cancer have accepted an invitation to take part in a Government-ordered review of their slides.
GARDAI investigating the murder of Deirdre Jacob have interviewed a prisoner who alleged that convicted rapist Larry Murphy was involved in her disappearance.
Directors and executives of Quinn Industrial Holdings have been advised by gardai not to park their cars in front of their homes, after the third arson attack in two months at the homes of key figures in the company.
Eoin Berkley abducted and brutally raped a Spanish student two days before he was due to appear in Dublin District Court charged with four separate offences.
Sandra Mulhall watched with a sinking heart as her son was driven away in the back of a Garda van. He wasn't in trouble, he hadn't even broken the law. His crime was being a 14-year-old child with autism in a county that didn't have the adequate emergency resources to care for him.
Tall and sporting a mohawk haircut, 24-year-old Eoin Berkley cut a striking figure when he approached the naive Spanish teenager on the Liffey boardwalk in Dublin city centre in July 2017.
Catherine Corless recalls a phone call from the Bon Secours order the morning after the storm broke on Tuam. It was 9am on a Monday in 2014, the morning after the newspaper headlines of the day before. The story - based on her research that 796 children could be buried in an underground septic tank at the former mother and baby home - was reverberating across the world.
The Bon Secours nuns had a legal duty to bury children who died at the Tuam mother and baby home with dignity and decency and should make a "significant contribution" to the costs of excavating their remains, according to Ireland's special rapporteur for child protection.
The presidential election has delivered a blow to Sinn Fein's vote, with Liadh Ni Riada trailing in the polls.
With little fanfare and less debate, the people of Ireland deliverd a resounding vote to remove the crime of blasphemy from the Irish Constitution.
The chronic shortage of child mental health services in the South East resulted in suicidal children being hospitalised - some for several days - over a four-year period, while they waited to be seen by a specialist psychiatrist.
John Fitzgerald was not your archetypal money launderer. He had no criminal past, he didn't have a drug habit and he didn't appear to have huge financial troubles either. He was a self-employed haulier from Tullow, Co Carlow, who drove his truck on and off the ferries at Irish ports on a weekly basis.
The Garda Representative Association has called in external consultants to investigate a complaint from a member of its executive council against other members of the committee.
The Disclosures Tribunal has cost Tusla more than €1m in legal fees for an inquiry that a judge found could have been avoided if the child and family agency had come clean on its mistakes.
THE chronic shortage of child mental health services in the South East resulted in suicidal children being hospitalised - at times "for several days" - while they waited to be assessed by a specialist psychiatrist.
The team investigating the CervicalCheck crisis will travel to America within weeks to examine the outsourcing of Irish smear tests by a Texas laboratory to labs in Honolulu, Florida and Las Vegas.
The Criminal Assets Bureau (CAB) has passed information on two solicitors to the Law Society after becoming concerned about the work they were carrying out for clients who were targets of the bureau.
Former Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan could bear the cost of civil actions arising from the damning findings of the Disclosures Tribunal.
The Disclosures Tribunal report shows how a terrible wrong can take on a life of its own once it gets into the public domain; puffed up on political rhetoric, distorted by agendas, fuelled by lies. It makes the truth harder to find.
A man who was shot in the head by gangland killers on his front doorstep in north Dublin on Friday night had been warned by gardai of a possible threat to his life.
He was a 25-year-old computer geek with a well-groomed goatee who lived in a semi-d in Wicklow with his unsuspecting parents, not the sort you would consider the target of an international police investigation.
THE Office of Public Works has rejected the claims of a former senior employee that it has wasted taxpayers' money.
Gardai have received "significant" new information about Deirdre Jacob since launching a murder investigation two months ago.
A landmark case could see residents in private nursing homes receive a significant windfall as part of an appeal over the charging of commercial rates on care facilities and buildings.
A garda probe, launched after an intruder drove through the wide-open gates of Aras An Uachtarain and accosted President Michael D Higgins in his office, will focus on where the security detail assigned to him was during the incident.
The garda onslaught on the Kinahan crime cartel continued yesterday with the seizure of an estimated €1.2m in Dublin and Wexford.
The landlord of an office block owned by Larry Goodman proposed to charge an additional fee of €269,000 a year to new government tenants for around-the-clock access to the building.
The Government should provide equal access to potentially life-saving immunotherapy treatments, cancer experts have told the Minister for Health Simon Harris.
The report of the Commission on the Future of Policing in Ireland published last week took rank-and-file members by surprise. Mostly because of how much it appeared to have come down on their side. It charted how they long felt undervalued and neglected, complained of nepotism and favouritism, how they were often pulled away from frontline policing to other duties, and condemned the hated work roster - the bane of many a garda's life - as not fit for purpose.
Irish Water is still in talks with five local authorities to allow contractors, hired by the utility company, access to their areas to "find and fix" leaks, as the water supply remains at critical levels because of drought and with up 50pc of supply leaking from the system.
As the medical profession mulls over the apology Dr Gabriel Scally says it owes to those caught up in the CervicalCheck scandal, the affected women and their families are getting on with it.
The health service and the Department of Health will help women harmed by the CervicalCheck crisis with guidance on adoption.
Mairia Cahill has called on Sinn Fein leader Mary Lou McDonald to apologise to her again - but this time for the way the party treated her after she went public with her account of being abused by an IRA member.
The 221 women and families affected by the CervicalCheck fiasco have been invited to meet for the first time at the inaugural event organised by the support group founded by campaigners Vicky Phelan, and Stephen Teap.
The new owners of Sean Quinn's business empire fear that a renewed campaign of violence against the company could result in deaths or serious injuries.
As many as 300 people mostly working in low-paid jobs in Ireland could have been recruited into an extensive money-laundering network linked to West African criminals involved in cybercrime.
The former billionaire, Sean Quinn claims he is "not losing any sleep" over his ambitions to buy back the business empire he founded and spectacularly lost after gambling on Anglo Irish Bank's share price.
Pope Francis told survivors of clerical abuse that he was "determined" to investigate the cover-up of child abuse and corruption in the Vatican, but that it would "take time".