Europe is grappling with its biggest migration challenge since World War II, with the main surge coming from civil war-torn Syria. Photograph: Aris Messinis/AFP/Getty Images

The Naval Service patrol ship LÉ Samuel Beckett has rescued 242 people off the Libyan coast on its first humanitarian tasking in the Mediterranean. Th(...)

 Karen Browne, Biddy Hughes (marketing director) and Sheelyn Browne. Photograph: Michael McLaughlin

Sheelyn Browne’s ancestors, including the legendary Grace O’Malley, survived famines and rebellions at the family estate in Westport, which was once d(...)

Precipice is the title of Stein’s exhibition

Fool’s Hollow, Thieving Ledge, Speckled Cliff – English translations of Irish names for north Mayo seascapes resonate with local history. Treasa Ní Gh(...)

When Juno Hennessy-Quirke took her very first toddling steps at the Galway West referendum count centre, her civilly partnered parents couldn’t quite (...)

Rising global temperatures may not pose the only threat to polar ice caps. Research involving an Irish scientist is exploring how warmer and more tur(...)

 French ambassador Jean Pierre Thébault. The ambassador thanked Galway and the west of Ireland for their support following the Charlie Hebdo attacks after receiving a book of condolences.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The French ambassador to Ireland, Jean-Pierre Thébault, has paid tribute to the people of Galway and the west of Ireland for their “solidarity” after(...)

 The LÉ Aoife, the longest serving vessel in the Naval Service fleet, has been decommissioned. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The Naval Service ship involved in recovering the black box from Air India Flight 182 in 1985 has been decommissioned today by Minister of State for D(...)

Professional surfer Andrew Cotton rides a large wave at Mullaghmore, Co Sligo. Photograph: Finn Mullen

Blow, winds, and crack your cheeks! Rage! Blow! You cataracts and hurricanoes, spout . . . While coastal and island communities were seeking respite (...)

Cartographer and author Tim Robinson photographed at Roundstone, Co Galway. Photograph: Nicolas Fève

Connemara-based cartographer and writer Tim Robinson is to be honoured for his “unique contribution to Irish literature and landscape” with a series o(...)

The battle for the final seat in the Midlands North West constituency is set to go down to the wire tonight after a huge transfer from Fianna Fáil run(...)