Members of Palestine’s El Funoun DaMembers of Palestine’s El Funoun Dance Troupe will lead an open-air instruction on the Middle-Eastern dance technique of ‘Dabke’ in Eyre Square as part of the Galway Dance Days festival this weekend. Photograph: Galway Dance Days

Ireland v PolandThe wait has been excruciating, but Martin O’Neill’s Republic of Ireland team will finally return to the Aviva Stadium for a first com(...)

Joe Millar Who volunteered for the Irish Red Cross in 1945 (centre) pictured with other volunteers from left to right Jane Ronan, Cormac McGinn, Emma Gannon, Andrew Patton, Paraic McGahey, Lea Pepper and Barbara Cole. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

‘That it’s only about overseas aid.” “And disasters.” “And it’s only for adults.” There are nine of us sitting in the slightly chilly meeti(...)

Karin Dubsky of Coastwatch Ireland said the Government was also preparing measures to bring our seas to “good environmental status” under a new EU marine directive. Photograph: Provision

A new Foreshore Bill, about to go before the Oireachtas, will “radically change coastal responsibilities” and give ordinary citizens a chance to part(...)

Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams with Mary Lou Mc Donald and Pearse Doherty  at the Sinn Féin Oirechtas Day at Carlingford, Co Louth, yesterday. Photograph: Cyril Byrne /The Irish Times

A cool but sunny day in Carlingford, Co Louth. The sea is like glass as a group of kayakers paddle towards the shore. Above this gorgeous medieval vil(...)

Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams was speaking at the pary’s planning day in Carlingford, Co Louth today. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Sinn Féin has described as “a second bailout” the €10 billion contingency fund that may be borrowed by the State after the Troika programme ends in De(...)

 Sinn Fein president Gerry Adams with Mary Lou McDonald and Pearse Doherty  at the Sinn Fein think-in  at Carlingford, Co Louth, today. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Sinn Féin has described as “a second bailout” the €10 billion contingency fund that may be borrowed by the State after the troika programme ends in De(...)

George Moore was one of the most successful Irish-American entrepreneurs of his generation and a noted philanthropist. A board member of the Taoiseach(...)