Daithí Ó Cearbhalláin  at work with the Irish Coast Guard, Shannon, Co Clare. Photograph:  Brian Arthur/ Press 22

(...) on board: at first we thought they said “seven” on board when they called us out. I was flying with(...)

The pinniped barked, rolled on to its back and flapped its flippers across its belly, like it was having a laugh

(...) chambers of the sea, by sea-girls wreathed with seaweed red and brown, till human voice wake us and we(...)

‘Amid the thunderous roar of the engines, you could tell the passengers were gritting their teeth and clenching their buttocks.’ Photograph: Thinkstock

(...) this true?” No, I said. No snakes. “Not unless you count Irish men,” the man a seat ahead of us pipes(...)

Greece after the referendum

White Street, Cork City. Sir, – Fintan O’Toole tells us that “the rules that shape our collective lives(...)

Frascati shopping centre in Blackrock, Co Dublin: Invesco will pay about €68 million for the centre. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

US investment company agrees to pay €68m for centre in Blackrock (...)

Stars and Bars flag

Sir, – Simon Carswell referred to the controversial flag used by the Confederacy in the US Civil(...)

Trinity College’s newly-launched Strategic Plan begins with the declaration that “Trinity as a community is ultimately defined by those who are enrolled as students”. Photograph:  Dara Mac Donaill.

Ireland all of us long to see. I urge Trinity and governmental leaders alike to recognise that it is now(...)

Sligo Rovers caretaker manager Gavin Dykes: “I still believe that the group is good enough to get out of this.” Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

(...) they’ll get a dispensation to get through to the end of the season but for the moment it’s us although(...)

Wexford’s Kevin Foley: his senior distractions have now been removed

(...) suffered a bit of misfortune ourselves,” said Martin. “Last year they beat us in the first round again, but(...)

Dick Spring, who last night said he had made contact with Alan Curran. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

(...) return from the US to Ireland in 10 days’ time. Referring to the injuries he sustained in the crash(...)