View from Thomond Bridge in Limerick city. Bryan Whelan (29), from Bridgetown, Co Clare, died after he became trapped in the River Shannon when  a cage platform he was working on while repairing Thomond Bridge collapsed after a cable being held by a crane snapped. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

The funeral Mass of one of the men who died while trapped in a cage in the River Shannon last Saturday has heard he died while trying to keep others s(...)

The scene at Thomond Bridge in Limerick on Saturday evening as the cage structure was lifted out of the water. Photograph: Liam Burke/Press 22

Tributes have been paid to two workers who died tragically on Thomond Bridge in Limerick at the weekend, as their families prepare for their funerals.(...)

The scene at Thomond Bridge in Limerick on Saturday evening as the cage structure was lifted out of the water. Photograph: Liam Burke/Press 22

A candlelight vigil is to take place at the bridge where two men died in a work place accident in Limerick at the weekend. TJ Herlihy (36) from Castle(...)

Anti-Austerity Alliance TD Paul Murphy has accused gardaí of acting in an “overtly political manner” after allegedly being refused a permit to carry out street or house-to-house collections.  Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times.

Anti-Austerity Alliance TD Paul Murphy has accused gardaí of acting in an “overtly political manner” after allegedly being refused a permit to carry o(...)

Peter Hain, who replaced Paul  Murphy as Northern secretary in 2005. Photograph: Tim Whitby/PA

Two former Northern secretaries, Peter Hain and Paul Murphy are to be elevated to the House of Lords after the British prime minister, David Cameron,(...)

Paul Murphy TD says Cllr Loftus’s behaviour was unacceptable and he is no longer a member of the Anti Austerity Alliance. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

A councillor who sent a threatening message to a local activist is no longer a member of the Anti-Austerity Alliance (AAA), TD Paul Murphy has said. T(...)

Tyrone’s Justin McMahon tussles with Kieran Donaghy. Eamonn Fitzmaurice’s dedcision to introduce Paul Geaney for Donaghy at half-time had the desired effect for Kerry.  Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Tyrone players will be thinking about Sunday’s semi-final a lot in the months to come. They did so much right in Croke Park on Sunday and had a rea(...)

Paul Murphy TD speaking on realese from Terenure Garda station in Dublin where he was questioned about his role in a protest in which Tánaiste Joan Burton was trapped in her car.  The Anti-Austerity Alliance TD  has criticised a decision by the Director of Public Prosecutions to charge people suspected of involvement in the incident. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times.

Anti-Austerity Alliance TD Paul Murphy has criticised a decision by the Director of Public Prosecutions to charge people suspected of involvement i(...)

TJ Reid scores his side’s goal despite the presence of a thrown hurley at Croke Park. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

I was surprised by people’s reaction coming out of Croke Park. I thought Kilkenny were really good. Others didn’t seem so convinced but in the second (...)

Maurice Shanahan has been key for Waterford, holding up possession superbly as the lone attacker. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

You look at Kilkenny and realise that they’ve lost about one-third of the panel that won the All-Ireland last year and it has left them vulnerable. Ev(...)