Fishermen aboard a French trawler.  The Irish Wildlife Trust has expressed concern over EU fisheries policy. Photograph: Marcel Mochet/AFP/Getty Images

The Irish Wildlife Trust has expressed concern about what it describes as the “continuing decline of the marine environment in the Irish Sea”, followi(...)

The Irish Coast Guard  notified the AAIU of an incident where a 15-year-old girl slipped from a rescue strop as the winch crew were trying to recover her and another teenager into the aircraft.

The Air Accident Investigation Unit (AAIU) has initiated an investigation into a winching incident that occurred during the rescue of two teenagers fr(...)

Galway County Council workers placing sand bags to prevent flooding at the Bridge Road in Portumna. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Home-owners and businesses along parts of the Shannon face the highest danger of flooding in 20 years later this week, following days of heavy rain an(...)

President Michael D Higgins: Since the 1980s, the redistributive state has lost support as ever more ground was conceded to an extreme individualism. Photograph: The Irish Times

President Michael D Higgins has said that there is “no clear evidence” that there is a “major popular demand” for equality or that there is widesprea(...)

Union Hall in west Cork. Photograph: Irlchrism/Wikimedia Commons

Gardaí on Wednesday arrested an Egyptian fisherman in west Cork for failing to produce identification and work permit papers. The arrest came as a new(...)

Notre Dame trustee emeritus Martin Naughton; his wife Carmel (far left); and Sr Maire Hickey, Mother Abbess at Kylemore Abbey, Co Galway. Photograph: Keith Heneghan/Phocus

On a balmy autumn morning, as light wind creates small waves on Poll an Chapaill lake, six nuns celebrate midday Mass in their simple chapel at Kyl(...)

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 (...)