Two brothers who set out to circumnavigate Ireland in a 5m open boat (above) in aid of the lifeboat service never anticipated that they would face such wintry weather. Photograph: aluggerroundireland Facebook page.

Two brothers who set out to circumnavigate Ireland in a 5m open boat in aid of the lifeboat service never anticipated that they would face such wintry(...)

Members of the Naval Service welcome a migrant child on board the LÉ Niamh. Photograph: Irish Naval Service 0:30

The bodies of 14 migrants have been discovered by the crew of the Naval Service patrol ship LÉ Niamh during a joint rescue of over 500 people from a w(...)

Roger Casement: believed German naval assistance to be “indispensable”

When the British military authorities despatched the HMS Helga up the river Liffey on April 25th, 1916, to shell Boland’s Mill and other insurgent pos(...)

Fr Michael Lapsley:  ‘When injustice occurs, the moral order is inverted.’

An Anglican priest who lost both his hands and his right eye over his opposition to apartheid in South Africa has offered his support to the community(...)

Pilgrims at the summit of Croagh Patrick, Co Mayo, on Sunday. The annual climb takes place every year on the last Sunday in July. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

When high winds whisked the glass oratory off the tiny church on Croagh Patrick’s summit, John Cummins knew the mountain was in trouble. Cummins, who (...)

Litter on Dublin  beach. Dog waste was found on 23 per cent of shores surveyed last year. Photograph: AP photo/John Cogill

A landfill site in Bray, Co Wicklow, is still the “worst pollution eyesore” on the Irish coast, according to a marine litter survey by Coastwatch Irel(...)

People begin the climb at Croagh Patrick, Co Mayo, on Sunday morning. Gardaí say the annual pilgrimage has been cancelled due to bad weather. Photograph: Dara MacDónaill/The Irish Times

Mountain rescue and first aid volunteers remain on duty on Croagh Patrick on Sunday as a steady stream of people ignored warnings and attempted the as(...)

A seagull at the British Open in Scotland. Photograph: Paul Childs/Reuters

A Kerry-based marine expert has called for “a bit of factual perspective” on the debate over “killer gulls” and has warned that the birds face a real (...)

Siphathisiwe ‘Blessings’ Moyo, who took part in the ‘Exhibit B’ installation by South African artist Brett Bailey during the Galway International Arts Festival. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Siphathisiwe “Blessings” Moyo has missed her sleep over the past few weeks while volunteering with the Galway International Arts Festival. That’s litt(...)

A family is identified as they disembark from LÉ Niamh at the Palermo harbour in Sicily, Italy. Photograph: Alessandro Fucarini /AP Photo

The Naval Service patrol ship LÉ Niamh has rescued another 358 people in the Mediterranean. The patrol ship picked up the migrants in a wooden barge a(...)