Inishturk islanders say they have no idea when the vacant nurse’s post will be filled permanently. Photograph: Keith Heneghan/Phocus

The RNLI Clifden lifeboat was tasked to provide medical assistance to an elderly resident on Inishturk island off the Mayo coast on Tuesday night, jus(...)

Soldiers of the 5th London Rifle Brigade with German Saxon regimental troops at Ploegsteert Wood during the Christmas Truce in 1914. Photograph:  Popperfoto/Getty Images

On the Western Front on December 24th 1914, thousands of soldiers from the British Expeditionary Forces, which included men from all parts of the i(...)

Islanders say they have no idea when the vacant nurse’s post will be filled permanently. Photograph: Keith Heneghan/Phocus

The exposed west coast island of Inishturk faces its first Christmas in decades without medical cover, due to a failure to fill its vacant nursing po(...)

Met Éireann has issued a rainfall warning for Connacht and Donegal on Tuesday. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Heavy rain on Tuesday morning and afternoon brings the risk of localised flooding in parts of the country, but the mild temperatures and windy condit(...)

Parkton Mews in Enniscorthy, which was on eof the estates inspected in 2014. Photograph: Housing Agency/Department of the Environment

Some 992 housing developments throughout the State remain unfinished, a reduction of almost two thirds on the 2010 figure of just under 3,000.Minister(...)

Met Éireann has issued a rainfall warning for counties Galway, Mayo, Sligo, Leitrim and Donegal with up to 50mm of rain forecast in the next 24 hours. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Met Éireann has issued a rainfall warning for counties Galway, Mayo, Sligo, Leitrim and Donegal with up to 50mm of rain forecast in the next 24 hours.(...)

In Myles na gCopaleen’s wonderful parody of Gaeltacht autobiography, An Beál Bocht (The Poor Mouth), the narrator, Gaeilgeoir Bonaparte O’Coonassa, de(...)

Part of the water charges protest in Dublin earlier this month. ‘The Government seemed somewhat taken aback by the size of the marches and the depth of anger and disillusionment.’ Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

It was the first Dáil sitting of the New Year and an optimistic Enda Kenny couldn’t speak highly enough of the wonder that was soon to be Irish Water.(...)

India to Nepal by Bus   The Indian and Nepalese governments have just officially inaugurated the first-ever bus service between the two (...)

Shaun Kelly (third man from left), flanked by family members, as he arrives at Letterkenny Circuit Court in Donegal before being sentenced to four years’ imprisonment after pleading guilty to dangerous driving, causing the deaths of eight men. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Family members of most of those killed in the July 2010 crash in Inishowen, Co Donegal, gave victim impact statements at Letterkenny Circuit Court on (...)