Delta flight DL-73 was travelling from Amsterdam to Atlanta in the US when the crew declared an emergency over Co Leitrim. Photograph: Getty

A passenger jet with almost 400 people on board had to dump thousands of litres of fuel and divert to Shannon Airport after the crew received a cargo (...)

Bishop Leo O’Reilly is to explore the possibility of having married men as priests and the appointment of women as deacons. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Two Nigerian priests have been invited by Bishop Leo O’Reilly to serve in the Catholic diocese of Kilmore as vocations there dwindle. They will arrive(...)

‘Former Labour TD, Róisín Shortall (above), had been talking to left-wing Independent Catherine Murphy, Wicklow TD Stephen Donnelly and same-sex marriage campaigner Senator Katherine Zappone.’ Photograph: Alan Betson / THE IRISH TIMES

Speculation about another alliance of Independent TDs is the latest manifestation of the pre-election fever now sweeping through the ranks of these wh(...)

Galway have not beaten Mayo in the championship since 2008.

Connacht SFC Semi-final Galway v Mayo Pearse Stadium, Sunday 4pm, RTÉ 2 In a way this is the ideal championship opener for Mayo: tough enoug(...)

A delicious nugget in Bill Bryson’s One Summer: America 1927 centres on Harry Stevens, the Englishman who made more money from baseball than any pl(...)

Down will play either Westmeath or Wexford after losing out to Derry yesterday. Photo: Lorcan Doherty/INPHO

Tyrone and Limerick was the standout tie from the draw for the first round of the All-Ireland Senior Football Championship, made this morning on Mo(...)

The Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald has ordered a judicial inquiry into the death of a garda sergeant following mounting calls for the Garda S(...)

Pimps and prostitutes are moving into the border counties as a crackdown on the sex trade in Northern Ireland comes into force, campaigners have warned. File photograph: Paul Barker/PA

Pimps and prostitutes are moving into the Border counties as a crackdown on the sex trade in Northern Ireland comes into force, campaigners have wa(...)

Gardaí released two of the men arrested for the car burglaries without charge, while the other man went before court in Cloverhill. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Gardaí in the midlands have broken up a car theft gang, recovering up to eight stolen vehicles in the process. In a major operation which is continuin(...)

Tánaiste Joan Burton and Taoiseach Enda Kenny in the courtyard at Dublin Castle for the results of the referendum on marriage equality. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Voters passed the same-sex marriage referendum by 62 per cent to 38 per cent, with all but one of the State’s 43 constituencies voting Yes. At just (...)