The  LÉ ‘Niamh’ with the  ‘Makayabella’ after she was seized by a boarding party who found 1,025 kgs of cocaine worth €290 million on board. Photograph: Defence Forces Ireland/PA Wire

A yacht at the centre of one of Ireland’s biggest drugs seizures has been viewed by up to 20 potential buyers ahead of being auctioned in Cork tomorro(...)

Gillian (26) is a pastry chef from Clonmel, Co Tipperary who most recently worked at the Shelbourne Hotel. Wesley (26) from Capetown, South Afr(...)

A section of the ‘Saint Francis Xavier preaching in the Orient’ window from Harry Clarke Studios which sold for €31,000 at an auction on Tuesday night. Photograph: Fonsie Mealy Auctioneers.

An un-named Jesuit priest was the top bidder in a fiercely-contested auction on Tuesday night of stained glass church windows made by the renowned (...)

Youth development: a concept graphic of the  proposed all-island tall ship. © Dykstra Naval Architects and Damen

Plans for an all-island tall ship to replace Asgard II have been unveiled by a cross-Border trust which has been working on the project for the past(...)

The 61-year-old Australian-born rocker was arrested at his home on New Zealand’s North Island on Saturday night.  File photograph: Marty Melville/AFP/Getty Images

AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd has been released on bail a day after he was arrested in New Zealand accused of breaching conditions of his home detention sen(...)

Phil Rudd appearing in the High Court in Tauranga, New Zealand. Photograph: EPA

Phil Rudd, drummer of Australian rock band AC/DC, has been arrested in New Zealand just 10 days after being sentenced to home detention, media reporte(...)

Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney: Calls for an urgent increase in the EU intervention price for milk to avert a full-blown crisis in rural Ireland. Photograph: Darragh Kane.

Irish dairy farmers are bracing themselves for further falls in milk prices amid fears the current market slump may drive many out of the industry. T(...)

Not such a bad spot: Ireland scored highly in terms of having friendly and welcoming people and a beautiful country

Ireland has been ranked in 11th place out of 55 countries in a new survey ranking nations by their reputation. The Republic was ranked ahead of the (...)

Breifne Earley who has won the world cycle race and is due to return to his native Co Leitrim on Saturday.

Leitrim man Breifne Earley (32) will complete his 29,000 kilometre round the world bicycle trip to raise suicide awareness on Saturday. Earley has cy(...)

A 21-year-old south Kerry man who sped from his bed in the early hours  after it  came to light his girlfriend might be with another man, has ended up before the court on a charge of dangerous driving

A 21-year-old south Kerry man who sped from his bed in the early hours of the Feast of the Epiphany, after it suddenly came to light his girlfriend mi(...)