John (Jackie) Crilly: he had complained  to his daughter of feeling something had “burst inside him”

Our Lady of Lourdes specialist apologises for failure of doctors to provide timely diagnosis

A Syrian refugee woman carries her son as she walks at Azraq refugee camp near Al Azraq area, east of Amman this month. Photograph: Muhammad Hamed/Reuters

Seventeen people, including some seriously ill, among 90 the State will take in this year

Rare footage of Pádraig Pearse has been obtained from British Pathé. Photograph: National Archives of Ireland

Oration at the grave of O’Donovan Rossa in 1915 was filmed for posterity

Well-prepared festival-goers arrive with a pre-erected tent at the Electric Picnic music festival at Stradbally Hall in Co Laois today. Photograph: Reuters

Some 40,000 music fans expected to attend sold-out event this weekend

Paul Farrelly of Drummully Boxty at his kitchen near Killeshandra,  Co Cavan. Photograph: Barry Cronin.

Co Leitrim is putting its faith in potato bread, tourism, stags and hens

Irish ambassador to France Rory Montgomery today paid tribute to the Irish-born soldiers who died fighting for the Munsters.

Soldiers from Cork, Limerick, Kerry and Clare killed in Great War 100 years ago today

Radio presenter Louise McSharry has been diagnosed with cancer.

31-year-old broadcaster says she is confident she will beat Hodgkin’s lymphoma

The action at Etreux by Irish soldiers helped save the British Army from annihilation

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