Gerard Corbett, arriving home from Saudi Arabia for Christmas, is meet by his children Ellen (20), Faye (17) and Dominic (15) at Dublin Airport early this morning. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

A strong tailwind took the transatlantic flights bringing Irish emigrants home for Christmas into Dublin Airport almost an hour early this morning, bu(...)

Members of the public sign book of condolences for Seamus Heaney at Dublin’s Mansion House. Photograph: Collins

Some penned heartfelt tributes, others chose lines from their favourite poems, while many simply wrote “thank you”.Hundreds turned up at Dublin’s Mans(...)