“Máire is ainm dom”: Philip Lynch with his daughter Molly; the Gaelic version of her name is her badge of honour

My daughter Molly is curious about Ireland. She often asks when we will go there. Her requests are hardly surprising, as she rightly regards herself a(...)

Eamon Ó Cuív: In July 2010 the island was officially handed over to Cork County Council on behalf of the Department of Justice by then minister for social protection. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Work is under way on a €5 million redevelopment of Spike Island off the coast of Cork. In July 2010 the island was officially handed over to Cork Co(...)

A shark has seriously injured a surfer in the latest attack to hit Australia’s central east coast. The 38-year-old man suffered life-threatening injur(...)

 Investigators suspect the debris found near Reunion Island could be that of the missing Malaysia Airlines plane MH370. Photograph: How Foo Yeen/Getty Images

Vast, rotating currents sweeping the southern Indian Ocean could have deposited wreckage from a missing Malaysia Airlines passenger jet near Africa, t(...)

The attack happened off the east coast near where a four and a half metre great white shark was seen on Friday. Stock photograph: Getty Images.

A woman watched her father being killed by a large shark while the pair were diving off the Australian island state of Tasmania, police said. The woma(...)

Philip Lynch in Tasmania: why would anyone choose to turn their backs on the adopted country that has given them a regular pay packet and a new lease of life, when Ireland had so little on the table in the first instance?

Back in 2013 the Irish abroad were invited home for the Gathering, which was nice for those who could afford to go. But now the ante’s being upped and(...)

Dutch Supertrawler ‘Annelies Ilena’. It was among a fleet of Dutch vessels working some 100 nautical miles northwest of Tory Island when approached by a joint Naval Service/Sea Fisheries Protection Agency patrol on November 22nd, 2013.

The 922nd boarding by a Naval Service fishery patrol in 2013 could have been a routine affair, but for the vessel’s size and history.The 144-metre Dut(...)

A beach in Ölüdeniz, Turkey, one of the hot spots for 2015

BELGRADE Recent history relegated Serbia to the role of international pariah, but that’s all changed now and Belgrade has reaffirmed itsel(...)

Australian cricketer Sean Abbott arrives at the funeral of  Phillip Hughes in Macksville. Abbott was the bowler who delivered the ball which struck Hughes during a first class cricket match on November 25th. Photograph: Jason Reed / Reuters

Sean Abbott alone will decide whether he wants to return to first class cricket at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Tuesday, two weeks after his short-pit(...)

Australian Phillip Hughes has died at the age of 25 after being struck by a short ball during a Sheffield Shield match between South Australia and New South Wales at the SCG

As an opening batsman, the Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes, who has died aged 25 after being struck by a ball while on 63 during a Sheffield Sh(...)