Brian Rossiter, a 14 year old Clonmel boy, was found in a coma after a night in Garda custody. He died three days later, never having recovered consciousness. At present an inquiry is underway into the circumstances of his detention and death.
On 26 May of last year gardaí killed Eric Hopkins, a 24-year-old man from Summerhill, Dublin, father of a child. Eric Hopkins was one of three robbers who entered the post office in Lusk that morning. One of his accomplices, Colm Griffin, was armed and he too was shot dead.
The families of the men killed by Gardaí at Lusk post office speak for the first time to John Byrne
Garda killings and harassment
The solicitor for a 20 year old man who died after falling ill in Limerick prison claims that negligence by prison authorities may have contributed to his death.
Ireland's last sugarbeet manufacturing facility closed on 12 May. The winners and losers in this political/business drama are clear.
In a year's time the Irish electorate will be invited to sign up to one of a few packages of parties, candidates and policies for the following five years. This is called "democracy", permitting the people to determine their future and the course of their country in a process largely devoid of meaning.
The Da Vinci Code is right in according the Roman emperor Constantine a central role in determining the history and nature of Christianity. Constantine did not just ordain the toleration of Christianity and convey to the young religion the charisma of the Roman Empire.
Crucially, he was instrumental in establishing the doctrine of the divinity of Christ as the central core of Christianity.
The transformation of The Da Vinci Code into a film has been fraught with tensions between the film's makers and Christian organisations.
J Day, which was to take place as part of the Global Marijuana March to support the legalisation of Marijuana on May 6 in Marley Park, has been "officially cancelled", according to a message on its website.