Some 20 searches were carried out as part of an ongoing Garda investigation into dissident republican activity in Counties Dublin, Louth and Wexford on Wednesday. File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

A leading figure in the dissident republican movement was being held for questioning after gardaí carried out more than 20 searches across three count(...)

Three children who drifted almost 30km in a floating toy are among the call-outs involving 16 people in cheap inflatable boats and swimming aids which the RNLI has
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dealt with this summer. Photograph:
Frank Miller

Three children who drifted almost 30km in a floating toy are among the call-outs involving 16 people in cheap inflatable boats and swimming aids which(...)

James O’Reilly from Dublin drowned on Saturday after going to the aid of three teenagers, including his son, who got into difficulties while swimming in Courtown harbour. Photograph: Patrick Browne

A man drowned on Saturday afternoon after coming to the aid of three teenagers who got into difficulties while swimming in the harbour at Court(...)