Corp Richard King of Dún Uí Mhaoilíosa, Renmore Barracks, Galway, salutes during the playing of the National Anthem at the Athenry 1916 Centenary Commemoration on Easter Monday. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy.

The first shots were not fired in the west until Easter Tuesday, but the role played by Galway rebels who held the largest territory outside of Dublin(...)

The Proclaimation is read during a commemorative ceremony to mark the 100th anniversary of the 1916 Rising  at the National Monument on Grand Parade, Cork City on monday. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision.

Thousands gathered in Cork city on Monday to commemorate the 1916 Easter Rising which saw over 1,000 Irish Volunteers mobilised in the city and county(...)

Acting Taoiseach Enda Kenny chats to President Michael D Higgins at the Easter Sunday commemoration ceremony and parade from O’Connell Street, Dublin. Photograph: Maxwells

The Easter Sunday centenary commemoration at the GPO was told the “short lives and big dreams” of the men, women and children of 1916 “extended the ho(...)

Pupils from St Patrick’s School Ringsend ‘take the GPO’ in costume. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Commemorations for the centenary of the Easter Rising this weekend will be the largest public event in the history of the State, the organisers said. (...)

An LÉ Niamh rescue operation in the Mediterranean.  File photograph: Irish Defence Forces/AFP/Getty Images

The State will send a fourth Naval Service ship to help rescue refugees in the Mediterranean later in the year irrespective of what parties are in gov(...)

Ministers Heather Humphreys and Simon Harris with the Taoiseach and Mayor Tom Farrell on their way to Carrick O’Brien in Athlone. Photograph: Alan Betson

Taoiseach Enda Kenny spent yesterday visiting regions affected by the extensive flooding that has occurred over the past month. After criticism from(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny visits flooded parts of Athlone, Co Westmeath, on Thursday afternoon on a trailer drawn by a tractor. Photograph: Fergal O’Brien/Twitter

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has on Thursday defended himself against Opposition criticism that he has delayed for almost a month before visiting the areas an(...)

Flooding in Athlone. Photograph: Harry McGee

Met Éireann on Thursday night has issued a status yellow rainfall warning for Counties Cork and Kerry, cautioning that 25mm to 35mm of rain should be (...)

University Hospital Galway. Its emergency department is the second-busiest such unit in the State. Photograph: Eric Luke

University College Hospital Galway’s emergency department is consistently breaching international guidelines on ensuring patients receive medical att(...)

The GAA pitch beside Coláiste Ghobnait on Inis Oírr. Photograph: Cormac Coyne

Windguru and Magic Seaweed are not websites most school principals would consult first thing every morning, but then Mairéad Ní Fhátharta’s daily rou(...)