Minister for Health Leo Varadkar. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar has defended his decision to appoint three people without any seagoing experience to the Marine Casualty Investiga(...)

Mourners leave lighted candles following the funeral service  Solomon Soremekun. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

A grieving mother is to travel home to her family in Nigeria to mourn her three-year-old son who died in Galway last week. Omolara Alibi is making pla(...)

Solomon Soremekun, who died from injuries sustained in a lift shaft in an office building in Galway on Monday afternoon, was buried yesterday.

The mother of the three-year-old boy who was killed in a lift shaft in Galway last week was too distraught to attend his funeral.Omolara Alibi grieved(...)

One of the world’s largest fishing vessels is still under detention today in south Co Donegal as part of a Naval Service and Sea Fisheries Protection (...)

The Atlantic Dawn being escorted by pilot boats into Dublin Port in 2000.  Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

The Naval Service ship LÉ Roisín has detained one of the world’s largest fishing vessels, the former Atlantic Dawn , for alleged infringements in Iris(...)

Niall Donoghue’s coffin is carried by fellow hurlers through Kilbeacanty, Co Galway, yesterday. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Long before Niall Donohue’s hurl hit the soil of Semple Stadium and Croke Park, he had played his first “All-Ireland final” on the lawn of his Ball(...)

The remains of Niall Donoghue are carried by friends and team mates through Kilbeacanty today. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy/The Irish Times

Moving tributes were paid to Galway hurler Niall Donohue by family, friends and leading GAA figures at his funeral in south Galway earlier today.Over (...)

Niall Donohue won an All-Ireland under-21 title with Galway in 2011

Kilbeacanty and neighbouring Ballyturin, home to the Donohue family, quiet rural communities east of Gort were in shock yesterday after news of the(...)