Robert Collins, manager and Christina O'Connor, staff member,  at The Store Yard , Portlaoise. Photograph: Eric Luke 1:49

We asked you tell us about your favourite shops again this summer, and you did in your thousands. More than 31,000 entries poured in praising indep(...)

‘Life, unlike crime, was not something you could solve,” observes the retired Parisian police inspector Auguste Jovert in Mark Henshaw’s The Snow Kimo(...)

Martin Howley developed his communication skills as an industry representative in Brussels, teamed with Joey Murrin.

Martin Howley, who has died aged 62, was a pioneering fishing skipper, businessman and industry leader who combined vision and risk-taking with a quie(...)

Garda Paula Malcomson runs a speed check on Conyngham Road, Dublin,  for National Slow Down Day. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

A 24-hour Garda Síochána clampdown on speeding has found comparatively few motorists breaking speed limits. Operation Slow Down, designed to raise a(...)

Dancing at Lughnasa Lyric Theatre, Belfast ****   Marconi, the wireless set acquired by the five unmarried Mundy sisters in 1(...)

A Filipino fisherman who fell ill while trying to rescue a colleague after he was overcome by fumes has died. Joel Alama raised the alarm about the i(...)

Pearse Doherty also criticised comments by the Fianna Fáil leader, Micheál Martin. Photograph: Sam Boal/RollingNews.ie

Sinn Féin TD Pearse Doherty has dismissed the controversy over the IRA’s alleged involvement in the killing of Kevin McGuigan as a “fake crisis” creat(...)

Kerry footballers celebrate their Munster final victory over Cork. The success of a small number of teams in provincial championships has sparked calls for  a two-tier system. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

After Kerry’s victory over Tyrone, one feature of the All-Ireland final has been confirmed: despite the back-door system, once again two provincial ch(...)

Two fishermen who were overcome by fumes inside the hold of a trawler in Co Donegal are in a critical but stable condition in hospital.

Two fishermen who were overcome by fumes inside the hold of a trawler in Co Donegal are in a critical but stable condition in hospital. The inc(...)

On the promenade at Weston-super-Mare, Somerset: Britain like Ireland has experienced heavy rain with parts of the country shipping a fortnight’s rain in 24 hours at the weekend. Photograph: PA

It is safe to pack away your suncream as the final days of summer are set to be cool and cloudy with heavy showers, according to Met Éireann. Althoug(...)