A white swallow at Tacumshin from a photograph by Eric Dempsey. Illustration: Michael Viney

If I were going there this weekend – and I’m sorry I’m not, it’s too far – we would end up taking the road from Wexford to Kilmore Quay and then, a(...)

Refugees aboard the  Irish Naval vessel LE Niamh en route to Palermo, Sicily after they were rescued from the Mediterranean Sea when their boat capsized. Photograph:  Irish Defence Forces/PA

As with too many human rights issues, it took one profoundly powerful image of another human’s suffering to so traumatise our collective conscience th(...)

The Presbyterian Church in Ireland said it “upholds the historic – and Christian – view of marriage as exclusively between one man and one woman. We affirm that it is needed for the common good of society”. Photograph: Getty Images

The Presbyterian Church in Ireland has called for a no vote in the marriage equality referendum on May 22nd next. In a statement it has said: “(...)

Ten  men and six women appeared before Cork District Court on Wednesday morning,  where one man was charged with six fraud offences, a second was charged with four fraud offences and the remaining 14 people were each charged with two fraud offences.

Sixteen people have been remanded on bail after they appeared in court on charges arising from a three-year Garda investigation into an alleged insura(...)

Chris Henry wears jacket 425, shirt 160, twill trousers 135. Simon Zebo wears Bomber jacket 445, shirt 95, jeans 135. Jamie Heaslip wears Jacket 375, shirt 115, jeans 125. Photograph: Sean Jackson

Whether scrumhalves or flankers, they are built like tanks these days. Irish rugby stars are top athletes in prime condition, strong and ferociousl(...)

Lucinda Creighton said Andrew Sheehy made a donation to her campaign but she “didn’t really know him”. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The brother of a Fine Gael donor recorded as giving €1,000 to Lucinda Creighton when she was contesting a Dáil seat for the party was appointed to the(...)

Victoria Cross was awarded to Irishman Stephen Garvin

One of the first Victoria Crosses won by an Irishman will be auctioned in London by medals auctioneers Dix Noonan Webb next Friday, September 19th. Th(...)

A rescue helicopter was dispatched from Shannon and was on the scene at Inch Beach on the Dingle Peninsula at 7.56pm last night. It left the beach at 8.10pm and landed at Kerry General Hospital, Tralee, at 8.15pm. File photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

The two nuns who died at Inch Beach on the Dingle Peninsula yesterday evening have been named as Sr Paula Buckley (70) and Sr Imelda Carew (67), of th(...)

A 63-year- old man has died after the car he was driving left the road, entered a ditch and collided with a tree at Newtown, New Inn, Cashel, Co Tipperary.

A 63-year- old man has died after the car he was driving left the road, entered a ditch and collided with a tree at Newtown, New Inn, Cashel, C(...)

Kilkenny Castle, with John’s Bridge in the foreground. Photograph: Dylan Vaughan

Nobody quite knows what will happen in June to all the mayoral chains, maces, scrolls and other civic paraphernalia of the city and town counci(...)