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Those of us from the West and familiar with the word Portiuncula all of our lives, not least as we have had relatives born at that hospital in Ballina(...)

Mayo’s Cillian O’Connor make his first start of the year as his side face Monaghan at MacHale Park. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

SATURDAY Division One Tyrone v Derry, Healy Park, 7.0, Live Setanta Ireland  It’s been going from bad to worse for Derry and manage(...)

Scenes like this are NOT expected in Ireland in the coming days. This picture taken on February 26th,shows Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) soldiers training in the snow in Heihe, northeast China’s Heilongjiang province. Photograph: AFP/Getty

Don’t get carried away with the joys of spring just yet. With March around the corner more snow, hail and sleet is on the way for next week. Wi(...)

Waves  at The Great South Wall at Poolbeg in Dublin. Met Eireann has issued orange and yellow wind warnings to last until 10am on Tuesday. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times/File photo

About 4,000 ESB customers across the country are without power following heavy overnight winds and thunderstorms. The worst affected areas are in the (...)

The memorial commemorating  what happened at Iron

As a piece of Western Front drama the story of the Iron 12 is unsurpassed. The story has many epic elements: battles, escape, flight, solidarity, fort(...)

‘If you are discouraging people from calling 999 in the case of a genuine emergency, that is appalling policy that is inevitably geared towards putting human lives at risk,” said Conor Faughnan of AA Roadwatch. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Almost half of the €9.3 million owed to local authority fire services by Irish homes and businesses last year was not paid, figures reveal. Accordin(...)

Antrim versus Limerick - Limerick’s Shane Dowling battles with Antrim’s Neal McAuley. Photograph: John McIlwaine/Inpho

An Antrim goal two minutes into the second half in Sunday’s Division 1B encounter against Limerick looked to have put them in a great position to p(...)

Met Éireann has issued a numbr of weather warnings and warned of strong-to gale-force winds for Atlantic coastal areas. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / The Irish Times

Met Éireann has issued a status orange wind warning in Donegal, Galway, Leitrim, Mayo, Sligo, Clare, Cork, Kerry and Limerick with strong winds and sn(...)

Snowfall in the Midlands has resulted in poor driving conditions. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times 0:30

Snowfall and freezing temperatures overnight have resulted in poor driving conditions on a number of routes across the country.Midland counties and so(...)

Mark Nash pictured in 1998. Photograph: Collins Court

A jury has been read a letter of retraction written by a man who previously gave gardaí a statement admitting to the murder of two women in Grangegorm(...)