Shane and Niall Murphy from Ballinteer jumping in support of Aquired Brain Injury Ireland. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Dozens of hardy swimmers braved the cold conditions to take a morning plunge at Sandycove’s Forty Foot for the annual Christmas Day swim. With Met (...)

The drugs were seized at Dublin Port as part of an intelligence-led joint operation between officers of the Revenue Commissioners Customs Service and the Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau of An Garda Siochana. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Gardaí have seized cocaine with an estimated street value of €770,000 as part of an ongoing investigation targeting the sale and distribution of illeg(...)

Pope Francis kisses a baby Jesus statue as he leads the midnight Christmas Mass in Saint Peters Basilica at the Vatican. Photograph: Alessandro Di Meo/EPA

Pope Francis addressed the world’s 1.2 billion Roman Catholics in his homily on Christmas Eve, urging those “intoxicated” by possessions and superfici(...)

The army was deployed to assist those affected in the Ballybofey area of Donegal. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

A post-Storm Desmond clean up was under way across the country on Sunday after heavy rainfall caused serious flooding. The storm caused road closures(...)

Members of the fire service bail out water from shops in the Ballybofey area of Donegal. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

The strong winds and heavy rain brought by Storm Desmond are forecast to continue into the early hours of Sunday. The storm has caused flooding,pow(...)

The winning students visited Dublin City Hall on Wednesday where they were presented with a gold medal by summit patron President Michael D Higgins.  The medal, which features Irish designer, artist and architect Eileen Gray, was awarded to the overall winner in each of the competition’s 25 categories. Photograph: Lucy Nuzum

The Undergraduate Awards summit, which concluded its 2015 meeting in Dublin on Friday, is planning to expand its activities to the seven continents(...)

The entrance to the Dún Laoghaire Rathdown Council Ballyogan Depot car park, on the Ballyogan Road, where a temporary halting site for the survivors of the Carrickmines fire is being set up. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

The 15 people left homeless by the Carrickmines fire in south Dublin earlier this month have moved into a temporary site provided for them by Dún Laog(...)

Clocks were turned back by  one hour this morning, Photograph: Jeff Pachoud/AFP/Getty Images

So, what time is it exactly then? That is the first question many of us will ask this morning on prying open our eyes to a new day and the latest c(...)

Over 4,000 people from 47 countries submitted jokes in a competition ahead of Pope Francis’ US visit last month. Photograph: Screengrab/jokewiththepope.org

A US rabbi has been appointed comedic advisor to the Pope. Rabbi Bob Alper was one of 4,000 people from 47 countries who submitted jokes in a compe(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Tánaiste Joan Burton pictured last week.  Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said the general election will be in the Spring of 2016 and insisted he sees no reason to change his mind. Mr Kenny said his (...)