Gardaí excavating a site in Co Monaghan as part of the search for the body of Columba McVeigh. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

It is just an entry in a diary, a memory written 40 years ago by a young woman who had left her brother to a bus stop, shortly after she had brought h(...)

Six of Donal Walsh’s best friends walk beside the coffin as it makes its way from the young man’s home to St John’s Church in Tralee for yesterday’s funeral. Photograph: Domnick Walsh/Eye Focus

Mourners at the funeral of inspirational teenager Donal Walsh yesterday heard his mother Elma c(...)