Tom Quinn with his flooded house in the backround at the townland of Caherfurvaus near Craughwell on Monday. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

A smile on his face but tears in his eyes, east Galway farmer Tom Quinn hasn’t slept too well since Storm Desmond swept in with its “month-in-one-Sund(...)

“Céline vented his anger at the propaganda war machine in France that placed on a pedestal something he knew to be nothing other than the mindless butchery of soldiers whose lives were sacrificed to further their political leaders’ ambitions.”

As we begin the process of marking the centenary of the outbreak of the first World War – or the Great War, as it is often called – I wonder how many (...)

Judge Tony Hunt commented that sentencing in the matter was not a straightforward process. Photograph: Reuters

A judge has called for the reform of drugs legislation which has seen so-called drug mules charged with more (...)

The view from a hot-air balloon at sunrise, looking towards Waterford Estuary. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Coast. That’s what they said. So we do, slipping our mooring at first light and sailing into the pink dawn above Waterford Estuary. Past the train (...)