The Lough Derg RNLI lifeboat crew came to the rescue of a family on a cruiser which had suffered engine failure near Hare Island. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

A family on a cruise boat were rescued by a lifeboat crew after their vessel suffered engine failure on Lough Derg last night. Valentia C(...)

Former spokesman for the Catholic bishops Fr Martin Clarke who died yesterday. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

Fr Martin Clarke (66), the former spokesman for the Catholic bishops, has died in Dublin following a long illness.From Booterstown, Co Dublin, Fr Clar(...)

Women take part in the “Dip In The Nip” fundraiser in aid of the Mercy University Hospital Foundation and cancer services at Pillmore beach in Youghal, Co Cork, yesterday. It was one of several similar events held over the weekend. Photograph: Diane Cusack

The RNLI lifeboat station on the river Shannon’s Lough Derg has urged water users to check local weather forecasts, following two alerts within 24 hou(...)

Video-grab taken from ITV News of a man holding weapons near the scene in John Wilson Street, Woolwich where a soldier was murdered. Photograph: ITV News/PA Wire

British police have arrested two more people in a hunt for accomplices of two British men of Nigerian descent accused of hacking a soldier to d(...)