Minister for Defence Simon Coveney said: “People want us to do more and that is because of an outpouring of emotion – every father and every mother looking at that three-year-old boy on the beach, looked at him as if he could have been their own child.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Ireland will accept thousands of refugees fleeing conflict in the Middle East and North Africa and will look at the possibility of accommodating some (...)

Cork Ignite, one of this year’s Cork Culture Night events. Photograph:  Culture Night

GAA commentator Mícheál Ó Muircheartaigh is to make the journey to Leeside later this month when he will act as cultural ambassador for Cork’s Culture(...)

Former TD Noel O’Flynn. File photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

Former TD Noel O’Flynn has left Fianna Fáil, seemingly due to his dissatisfaction with party leader Micheál Martin. “Having been a member of Fianna Fá(...)

Refugees should be distributed across the European Union according to member states’ ability to receive them, as part of a strategy to cope with Europ(...)

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Simon Coveney: praised Quinlan Seafood for its entrepreneurial spirit. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

A family-owned business in Kerry which is to create 120 jobs in a series of seafood bars across the country has been praised for its entrepreneurial s(...)

Piglets feeding on grain at the IFA protest outside the European Commission offices in Dublin yesterday. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Farmers dumped grain in front of the European Commission buildings in Dublin yesterday and warned that farm incomes were being “ripped apart”. (...)

IFA president Eddie Downey described farm incomes as “non-existent” at a time when children are going back to school, and urged Agriculture Commissioner Phil  Hogan to move to implement EU measures to underpin the viability of farm families. File photograph:  Ilya Naymushin/Reuters

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney, has expressed hope the European Commission will release up to €800 million in funding wh(...)

The Ballycotton lifeboat ‘Austin Lidbury’ It performed an unusual rescue on Sunday when it saved a dolphin

Ballycotton RNLI lifeboat performed one of the most unusual rescues in its history when it saved a dolphin that was stranded on slobland. The young do(...)

Jimmy Deenihan TD has backed a call for the establishment of a substantial memorial to the Liberator, Daniel O’Connell in the UK. Pictured is the O’Connell street statue. Photograph: Eric Luke

Former Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Jimmy Deenihan TD has backed a call for the establishment of a substantial memorial to the Liber(...)

Production crew and sets on Skellig Island as Star Wars Episode VII directed by JJ Abrams begins filming. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

The return of crews filming the new Star Wars film to the Skellig Michael Unesco World Heritage Site off the Co Kerry coast next month will be hugely (...)