Barry Davis Ryan (20) was swept out to sea off the west Cork coast after attempting to save his girlfriend Niamh O’Connor. Photograph: Provision

Divers planning to resume searches for missing student Barry Davis Ryan off the west Cork coast have appealed for experienced divers to come and assis(...)

Pearl River take away in Phibsborough, Dublin 7 which was issued a closure order last month. Photograph: Google street view

Eight businesses were served with closure orders last month for violations of food safety regulations. The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) se(...)

A sign for the N20 is seen on the approach road to Limerick city. The Minister for Transport has declined to commit to the €850m estimated cost for an upgrade of the route linking Limerick and Cork.

Minister for Transport, Paschal Donohoe has played down the possibility of work proceeding on the €850 million Cork-Limerick motorway, saying the proj(...)

The Irish Primary Principals’ Network (IPPN) has drawn up a plan for small rural schools. File photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

The organisation representing primary school principals has drawn up a plan aimed at tackling the large number of small schools in rural Ireland. The(...)

Sisters Fiona and Aileen Evans checking out a fishy friend ahead of SeaFest, Ireland’s first national maritime festival. Photograph: Darragh Kane

Demonstrations from Ireland’s top chefs will be a feature of Ireland’s first national maritime festival. SeaFest 2015 kicks off - or should that be - (...)

Fr Aidan McAleenan, a pastor in St Columba’s parish in California became the “accidental voice of a broken Irish community”, according to Kathy Sheridan.

The recent Berkeley tragedy which claimed the lives of six young people highlighted the central role that priests can play in providing comfort and so(...)

Irish Coastguard and the RNLI pictured off the Beacon in Baltimore, Co Cork. Photograph: Daragh McSweeney/Provision

The search for a young man missing in a tragedy in west Cork which claimed the lives of his father and girlfriend was yesterday confined to the shorel(...)

 Jeremiah O’Donovan Rossa near the end of his life. He died  in Staten Island in New York in 1915.   Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images

The centenary of the death of Fenian Jeremiah O’Donovan Rossa is to be marked in his home town of Skibbereen in west Cork by re-enacting a famous tor(...)

Arthur Ryan consoles colleagues of his missing grandson Barry Davis Ryan at the funeral of his son Barry at Rath Church, Baltimore on Sunday. Photograph:  Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Barry Ryan Sr was a truly ‘great man’, who sacrificed his life in an effort to save the lives of others, his funeral mass heard on Sunday. Mourners wh(...)

Paul and Catherine O’Connor (parents) with  daughter Clodagh at the funeral of Niamh O’Connor at the Sacred Heart Church, Glounthaune, Cork on Saturday. Photograph: Provision

A young couple who died in a freak accident in West Cork earlier this week were soul mates who radiated happiness when they were together, the requiem(...)