Unconventional forecasters, including Donegal postman Michael Gallagher, preduct a hot summer for Ireland. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

We’re in for another summer of scorching weather, if animals, nature and the moon are to be believed. Famed alternative weather forecaster Ken (...)

Mayo manager James Horan: “If you think about this team over the last three years our defending has been one of our corner-stones of our performances.” Photograph: Inpho

Mayo manager James Horan has conceded that his team needs to refocus on defence. Speaking to Michael Gallagher in the Western People after the recent(...)

Enda Kenny: said the suggestion would be hard for families who had lost loved ones in the Troubles to accept

The proposal by the North’s Attorney General John Larkin for a cessation of all inquiries into Troubles-related killings up to the 1998 Belfast Agreem(...)

A file image of former US diplomat Dr Richard Haass during a press conference at the Department of Foreign Affairs on St Stephen’s Green, Dublin, last month. Photograph: PA

Governments in London and Dublin should join all-party Northern Ireland negotiations on dealing with the legacy of the past, a victim of the Omagh bom(...)

Michael Gallagher (right), whose son Aiden (21), was killed in the Omagh bomb attack with Stanley McCombe who lost his wife Ann, speaking in Belfast on the decision by the British Government not to hold a public inquiry into the 1998 Omagh bombing which killed 29 people. Photograph: Paul Faith/PA Wire

The resolve of the Omagh families who for years have been pleading for a cross-Border inquiry into the 1998 Real IRA bombing was severely tested by No(...)

Michael Gallagher, whose son Aiden (21) was killed in the Omagh bomb attack. Photograph: PA

Some of the relatives of the victims Omagh bombing said they intend to seek a judicial review of the decision by the British government not to hold(...)

The scene after the bombing in Omagh in 1998 in which 29 people, including a woman pregnant with twins, died.

Northern Secretary Theresa Villiers today has rejected calls for a public cross-Border inquiry into the 1998 Real IRA Omagh bombing that claimed the l(...)

In the Living Room, Bottlenose Dolphin, by Co Clare-based photographer George Karbus who has won the British Wildlife Photographer competition.

An image of a dolphin surfing in the waves has claimed the top prize in the British Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition.The dolphin’s eye vi(...)

Kieran Doherty was kidnapped, stripped and shot dead outside Derry three years ago

Relatives of a dissident republican shot dead by former associates in the Real IRA are to receive compensation for his death.The amount agreed by the (...)

Michael Gallagher, who lost his son Aidan in the Omagh bomb attack, holds a redacted email from a Real IRA mole during a press conference on behalf of the Omagh Bomb Survivors group yesterday. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

“I do struggle. I struggle like everyone else. If I could get rid of all of this.” Michael Gallagher, the most mild-mannered of men, admits to fatigue(...)