Crew member Paul O’Connell’s family with daughter Leah in the foreground pictured on the LÉ Niamh’s return  from humanitarian and search-and-rescue operations in the Mediterranean, to Haulbowline Naval Base, Cork. Photograph Daragh McSweeney/Provision

An army medic who helped deliver a baby on board the LE Niamh in the middle of the Mediterranean sea on Friday spoke of his immense pride at being inv(...)

Aylan Kurdi, with his brother Galip, who both died trying to reach Europe: Aylan ‘deserves a public campaign to bring more of his fellow Syrians, and other refugees here’.

The picture of the little Syrian boy, Aylan Kurdi, who washed up on a beach in Turkey is utterly distressing. Clad in shorts and T-shirt, his little b(...)

Svenja Stahl and Colin Hayes Colin (34), a solicitor from Glenageary in Dublin and Svenja (27), a dental nurse from Limburg, Germany – living in Ir(...)

The remains of Olivia Burke arrive at the Church of Our Lady of Perpetual Succour. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The funeral of Berkeley balcony collapse victim Olivia Burke (21) was held in Dublin on Wednesday morning. Ms Burke’s remains arrived at the Our Lad(...)

Lismore Castle, Co Waterford, former home of Sir Walter Raleigh, where you can now stay in aristocratic splendour

An invitation to dinner and an overnight stay in Lismore Castle, the opulent Irish seat of Britain’s Duke of Devonshire prompted concern. What to b(...)

Actors Catherine Deneuve and Emmanuelle Bercot at a photocall for  La Tête Haute (Standing Tall), the opening film of this year’s annual Cannes Film Festival. Photograph: Andreas Rentz/Getty Images

The 68th Cannes Film Festival began last night in marginally more low-key fashion than usual. Following criticism of last year’s opening film, Grace o(...)

The burial of Irish US marine Liam Flynn at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia yesterday. Flynn, from Clane, Co Kildare, was aboard a Black Hawk helicopter that crashed last month in Navarre, Florida. Photograph: Marty Katz/ 1:30

Irish-American Liam Flynn, the US special forces marine killed in a helicopter crash off Florida last month, was laid to rest at an emotional ceremony(...)

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Photographer Naomi Gaffey with her sister Corina, a stylist and freelance fashion professional at Bond Street Studios. Photograph: Alan Betson

Corina and Naomi Gaffey Fashion stylist Corina and her older sister, Naomi, a freelance photographer, collaborate on editorials for magazines. (...)

Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan has cut short his visit to the United States for St Patrick’s Day following the death of his mother. Photograph: PA

Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan has cut short his visit to the United State for St Patrick’s Day following the death of his mother. (...)