The Makayabella after her seizure by Irish Naval service.

A yacht at the centre of one of Ireland’s biggest ever drugs seizure has sold at auction for €70,000 to an Irish sailing enthusiast who wishes to rema(...)

 The  LÉ ‘Niamh’ with the  ‘Makayabella’ after she was seized by a boarding party who found 1,025 kgs of cocaine worth €290 million on board. Photograph: Defence Forces Ireland/PA Wire

A yacht at the centre of one of Ireland’s biggest drugs seizures has been viewed by up to 20 potential buyers ahead of being auctioned in Cork tomorro(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has warned against complacency and urged voters to come out and vote ‘Yes’ in the marriage equality referendum after an opinion poll showed the proposal is likely to be passed. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has warned against complacency and urged voters to come out and vote ‘Yes’ in the marriage equality referendum after an opinion p(...)

Local residents clear rubble from the ruins of their home after the April 25th earthquake in Sankhu, on the outskirts of Kathmandu, Nepal. Photo: Athit Perawongmetha/Reuters 0:37

A US marine corps helicopter involved in disaster relief efforts in Nepal has been declared missing while working in the vicinity of Charikot village,(...)

The Midlands Prison in Portlaoise: one of Ireland’s most modern prisons, it  houses a number of killers who, while not convicted of any sex offences, had a sexual dimension to their crimes.   Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

After being given a life sentence at the Criminal Courts of Justice, Graham Dwyer was taken by van to Mountjoy Prison in Dublin’s north inner city. A(...)

 Irish Naval Service vessel the  LE Niamh  with detained  yacht the Makayabella on September 24th, 2014, off West Cork. File photograph: Defence Forces Ireland/PA Wire

Three more people have been charged by the British authorities in connection with a plot last year to smuggle €80 million worth of cocaine into the UK(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny in Brussels yesterday: ‘If the [European] Commission comes forward with a new set of proposals we will engage with that constructively.’ Photograph: Geert Vanden Wijngaert/AP Photo

Ireland remains opposed to the idea of a common consolidated corporate tax base (CCCTB), Taoiseach Enda Kenny said yesterday, though it is prepared t(...)

The Coast Guard suspended its search-and-rescue operation in the waters off the Florida Panhandle on Thursday, an acknowledgment that the marines and army soldiers were unlikely to be found alive. Photograph: Staff Sgt. Denis Ricou/US Army Air National Guard handout/AFP

An Irish-born US marine has died following a helicopter crash off the coast of Florida earlier this week. Liam Flynn, originally from Clane, Co Kildar(...)

Seven marines and four soldiers are presumed dead after a US Army helicopter crashed during a night training exercise. Photograph: Michael Spooneybarger/Reuters

Seven marines and four soldiers are presumed dead after an army helicopter that was carrying them went down in foggy conditions during a training exer(...)

Rabhach's Glen, Beara Peninsula Map: OSI Discovery Series, sheet 84. Start & finish: The end of a third(...)