Neil Porter holds a photograph of his late wife Maura, flanked by his daughter Davina and his son Brendan.  Photograph: Trevor McBride

A five-hour back-up of ambulances at Letterkenny general hospital last December led to an elderly woman waiting almost an hour for an ambulance after(...)

A man dressed as Santa Claus greets children and families waiting for holiday gifts and toys to be distributed to underprivileged children at the Fred Jordan Mission in Los Angeles. Photograph: Phil McCarten/Reuters

Minister for Time with a sideline in Justice, Equality and Defence Alan Shatter has assured children that all necessary arrangements have been made to(...)

A World War II Spitfire and a B-17 Flying Fortress will take to the skies above Dublin city as part of an international flypast. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

A second World War Spitfire and a B-17 Flying Fortress will take to the skies above Dublin city as part of an international flypast. Mor(...)

Massive snowdrifts in parts of counties Down and Antrim in late March left sheep stranded in remote areas of Northern Ireland and British and Irish relief helicopters were brought in to airlift feed. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Almost 29,000 farm animals died following recent cold weather in Northern Ireland, it has been revealed. Massive snowdrifts in parts of c(...)