Presentation nun Sr Paula Buckley ‘belonged to two communities’ her funeral heard today.

The death of Sr Paula Buckley in a double drowning tragedy last week in Kerry had left two families in mourning, the chief celebrant at her funeral Ma(...)

Aldi: Schools had barely closed their doors for the summer when the German supermarket began promising to sell cash-strapped parents a complete pri(...)

Members of Valentia coast guard attended the scene where the two women died.

Gardaí in Kerry have confirmed that the two nuns who died on Inch beach were swimming in deeper waters and further from shore than initially believed.(...)

The New Inn thing

A recent addition to the pubs of Dublin, visitors may have noticed, is one called Mary’s in Wicklow Street. It’s just across from the side of Brown(...)

A rescue helicopter was dispatched from Shannon and was on the scene at Inch Beach on the Dingle Peninsula at 7.56pm last night. It left the beach at 8.10pm and landed at Kerry General Hospital, Tralee, at 8.15pm. File photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

The two nuns who died at Inch Beach on the Dingle Peninsula yesterday evening have been named as Sr Paula Buckley (70) and Sr Imelda Carew (67), of th(...)

The Gloaming lineup: Thomas Bartlett, Iarla Ó Lionáird, Martin Hayes, Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh and Dennis Cahill

There are some nights that illuminate your mind for a long time afterwards. A Sunday in January at the National Concert Hall. A packed room exuding(...)

Keep it Real ridden by Rossa Ryan, Fiddles Bridge ridden by  Mark Crehan, and Handy Sandy ridden by Daragh Maher, during the Cleggan Derby at the Omey Races today. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Liam Gilligan had a tummy bug for the last few days, but neither wild nor highly trained horses would drag him away today from north Connemara. In fac(...)

Half way through the Best Shops campaign and we’ve been inundated with 10,985 nominations for more than 1,350 shops throughout the 32 counties. Hardwa(...)

Fishmonger Stefan Griesbach with the Golden Red Fish in Galway. It was served to visitors to the Galway arts festival. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

A long-living fish which prefers the chillier waters of northern latitudes has been caught by an Irish fishing vessel on the Porcupine Bank.The golde(...)

Joe McHugh: “I hope that my efforts will act as a catalyst to encourage people to use the language. I am determined to improve my own Irish language skills.” Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Reading some of the stories about Joe McHugh and his elevation to the ministerial ranks this week, you would be forgiven for thinking he had come d(...)