Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams listens from his table as he is introduced at a fundraiser in New York in 1999. Seated next to Adams is businessman Pat Donaghy, a major donor.

The drink flowed as diners chewed on filet mignon and enjoyed a rousing political speech in between traditional Irish songs performed by a band in on(...)

Dublin Corporation was the only local authority to retain its ambulance service in 1970 when, under the Health Act, others relinquished theirs to the new health boards. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The HSE, which delivers ambulance services across the State outside Dublin, and to some extent in Dublin too, has been consolidating its National Ambu(...)

A Letterkenny District Court judge was asked not to jail a morbidly obese illegal tobacco dealer because of his health problems. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

A judge was asked not to jail a morbidly obese illegal tobacco dealer because of his health problems.Sean Barclay (43), who weighs 240 kg (38 stone), (...)

A cross-Border cardiac treatment centre is to be be establised at our Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital Crumlin. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien.

The soon-to-be appointed Northern Ireland Water chairman Dr Len O’Hagan will lead the implementation of an All-Ireland cardiac treatment centre in Dub(...)

Snow seen in the dunes of Portrush on Tuesday. Photograph: Alive Surf School. 1:00

Snow and ice are lingering in many areas on Tuesday afternoon, with Met Éireann weather warnings in place until 6pm across many parts of the country.A(...)

Norovirus was found in a raw-oyster-processing plant in Co Donegal, Hong Kong’s centre for food safety said.

It hasn’t all been good news on the export front for food targeting the Asian market of late.An outbreak of the food- poisoning novovirus has led to t(...)

 Galway Bahá’i  community member Sahar Rahmani (right), who spoke at the screening of the documentary ‘To Light a Candle’,  with her daughter Amelia Chah and her mother Mitra Rahmani. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Irish universities could provide moral support to the persecuted Bahá’i community in Iran through recognising their third-level qualifications, a mee(...)

A runner battles through a heavy snow shower in Tuam, Co Galway. Photograph: Ray Ryan

Yesterday may have heralded the beginning of spring, according to some, but the weather will remain wintry due to a cold air mass from Canada bringin(...)

Donegal’s Michael Murphy of Donegal gets away from Tomás Clancy and Michael Shields of Cork during their national league game at Ballyshannon. Photograph: Andrew Paton/Presseye/Inpho

Donegal 0-12 Cork 1-8 Stormy weather along the wild Atlantic way as Cork made their way home from a first Allianz League defeat yesterday even(...)

Surf’s up: Allan Mulrooney and Kian Egan grew up in the same housing estate. Allan was able to guide Kian into the world of surfing, which helped him escape the sometimes bewildering whirlwind of Westlife’s success.

The idea was a simple one: combine a reunion for a bunch of best mates who hadn’t seen each other in a while with something we all like to do: surf(...)