The recent mapping at irishtimes.com/ancestor of all General Register Office births between 1864 and 1913 (see bit.ly/1HL3gF9) brought us a massive in(...)

Minister of State Michael Ring, who was invited to the family wedding in Mayo, said on Thursday “this tragedy is beyond comprehension. It’s truly awful”.

The four-year-old boy killed when struck by a tractor in Erris, Co Mayo on Wednesday night had been holidaying with his parents in the area in advance(...)

The State has again turned down a prison transfer request by convicted murderer Mark Nash, said to be “highly suicidal”

The State has again turned down a request by convicted murderer Mark Nash, said to be “highly suicidal” and at risk of dying due to not eating for som(...)

Two brothers who set out to circumnavigate Ireland in a 5m open boat (above) in aid of the lifeboat service never anticipated that they would face such wintry weather. Photograph: aluggerroundireland Facebook page.

Two brothers who set out to circumnavigate Ireland in a 5m open boat in aid of the lifeboat service never anticipated that they would face such wintry(...)

Robert Barron SC, for the State, said the transfer application is still being considered by a senior official in the Prison Service and a decision will be made by Wednesday afternoon.   File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

A decision whether to allow convicted murderer Mark Nash’s application for his transfer back to Dublin’s Arbour Hill prison will be made on Wednesday(...)

Fine Gael TD Frank Feighan. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Gardaí are investigating a “sinister” death threat which was hand-delivered to Fine Gael TD Frank Feighan on Monday morning. The handwritten letter wa(...)

Striking Arigna miners walking to Carrick-on-Shannon, January 1969. Photograph:  Brendan Flynn

What’s history, he said I’ll tell you what it is History is the other man’s story The man who owned the pit Not the story of the likes of us Who w(...)

A two-bedroom thatched cottage in Donegal with amv of €35,000

Property prices in Galway city have risen about 10 per cent in the last year says Colm O’Donnellan, one half of the Galway-based agency O’Donnellan an(...)

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar said the problems reported at nursing homes were ‘unacceptable’. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Recent reports of inadequate standards in nursing homes by the health watchdog Hiqa are “unacceptable”, Minister for Health Leo Varadkar has said. Sp(...)

Inspectors have criticised a nursing home run by the HSE for providing inadequate access to showers and toilets for vulnerable residents. It is the se(...)