The eight sets of twins who completed their first day of secondary school at Coláiste Íde agus Iosef, Abbeyfeale, Co Limerick, yesterday. Pictured are: Noelle and Michelle Curtin; Micah and Ryan O’Connell; Jamie and Gearóid Browne; Orla and Maeve Quirke; Jack and David O’Connor; Caoimhe and Shona Hickey; Christopher and Chloe Lane; and Luke and Holly Scannell. Photograph: Don Moloney/Press 22

There will be plenty of double takes at one secondary school in Co Limerick, where eight sets of twins have joined the new intake of first-year stude(...)

Cape Clear: The council is supplying between 30,000 and 40,000 litres of water a week to the island off the west Cork coast. Photograph: Frank Miller

A tanker of 30,000 litres of water is due to be delivered to Cape Clear island today to supply islanders facing chronic water shortages.Cork County Co(...)

Author Elizabeth Bowen
10 great books by Irish women
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  The Last September, Elizabeth Bowen (1929)  Set against the backdrop of the Irish War of Independence, Elizabeth Bowen’(...)

Students at St John’s College De La Salle, Ballyfermot, open their Leaving Cert results. Students beginning their studies at third level now face not only rising rental prices but the prospect of not being able to find accommodation.  Photograph: Frank Miller 2:16

Rents across Dublin have risen by 26 per cent since 2011, meaning many students arriving in the capital are struggling to find accommodation due to a(...)

Douglas Perrin’s brother thanked emergency services. Pictured is the RNLI at Baltimore Lifeboat Station last week. Photograph: Provision

Tributes have been paid to a 66-year-old sailor at his funeral in Co Cork, with mourners hearing he “died doing what he loved best”.Douglas Perrin die(...)

 Denis Metcalfe, a former flight instructor, was a first officer pilot with Stobart Air, formerly Aer Arann. File photograph.

A Cork pilot killed in an road crash in Co Limerick was a “popular and highly regarded member of staff” at Stobart Air.Denis Metcalfe (25) from Copst(...)

Ministrer for Justice Frances Fitzgerald and Minister of State Simon Harris , examining the armoured car which transported the wounded Michael Collins from Béal na Bláth at the annual Michael Collins and Arthur Griffith Commemoration, at Glasnevin Cemetary, Dublin, today. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The Defence Forces took part today for the first time in many years at the 92nd annual commemoration in Dublin’s Glassnevin cemetery to honour founde(...)

Two people have been killed in a car crash outside Cork city this morning while a man in his 40s died after being struck by a car in Swords, Co Dublin.

A man has been arrested in connection with a Dublin hit and run incident in which another man died.A male pedestrian in his 40s died shortly after he (...)

Some 17 dangerous and severely stinging jellyfish, known as lion’s mane have been removed by Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council from Sandycove Beach today. Photograph: Irish Water Safety

Seventeen dangerous and severely stinging jellyfish, known as lion’s mane were removed by Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council from Sandycove Beach t(...)

Two men were left badly shaken yesterday when shots were fired at a parked car near where they were walking in Mahon on the southside of Cork city.Th(...)