Sean O’Connor opened the scoring for Shamrock Rovers in their 2-0 win at Longford Town. Photograph: Inpho

Longford Town 0 Shamrock Rovers 2First half goals from wingers Sean O’Connor and Marty Waters ensured there was no happy homecoming for Longford as a (...)

It was the third time this year that vegetables and flowers forced flights to divert to Shannon after fire alarms went off

A fire alarm activated by vegetables forced the crew of a transatlantic passenger jet to declare an emergency and divert to Shannon Airport. It was th(...)

File image of Ryanair jets lands at Stansted airport. Photograph:  Ian Waldie/Getty Images

A Ryanair jet suffered “significant damage’ while parked at a Portuguese airport but it wasn’t detected until the crew experienced control problems du(...)

A 57-year-old male climber was found dead in the Twelve Bens mountain range at Connemara in Galway on Saturday afternoon.  Photograph: Tony Doherty

A mountain climber and a swimmer died in separate incidents over the weekend. A 57-year-old male climber was found dead in the Twelve Bens mountain ra(...)

Emergency services at Dublin Airport were alerted and mobilised to locations along the runway ahead of the jet’s return this afternoon. File photograph: Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

A passenger jet was forced to return to Dublin Airport today after the crew reported a problem with their landing gear soon after take-off.Air France(...)

Aer Lingus flight EI-139 left Dublin at 4.23pm on Sunday with 280 passengers but just over two hours into the journey the pilot had to make a U-turn after “a number of cabin crew members” fell ill. Photograph: Alan Betson

Aer Lingus has said two passengers complained of feeling unwell after one of its flights was forced to return to Dublin on Sunday when cabin crew s(...)

Pat Smullen: hoping ground comes up soft for Fascinating Rock in flat season highlight. Photograph:   Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Ahead of an Epsom Derby date with Fascinating Rock next Saturday, Pat Smullen is in Haydock today for six rides which include Garswood, favourite for(...)

An eight-year-old boy who was involved in a quad bike crash near his Co Clare home has died. Ultan Hayes had been riding on the machine w(...)

On Friday, the HSE said it was too early to comment on why it took 40 minutes for an ambulance to arrive at the scene. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES

The Health Service Executive has said it would be this week before it could explain why it took 40 minutes for an ambulance to(...)

An ambulance arrives bringing a patient to medical staff working in a hospital’s accident and emergency department. Photograph: Alan Betson

A motion of no confidence in the National Ambulance Service management has been unanimously passed at a meeting of paramedics (...)