Members of the Coast Guard and the Civil Defence form a guard of honour as RNLI Dun Laoghaire crew members Daragh Brady and Eamon O’Leary conduct a ceremony on the East Pier to remember the 15 volunteers that died on service in 1895 on Christmas Eve . Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

A ceremony was held in Dun Laoghaire on Christmas Eve to remember the 15 RNLI volunteers who drowned on Christmas Eve 119 years ago in 1895.The annual(...)

Lovely Water No 747 by Gary Coyle

Soundings: Collective Memories of the Sea  Gary Coyle, Anthony Haughey, Emma Johnston, Sabina MacMahon, Julie Merriman, Lisa Reburn Mu(...)

Howth SAC president Terry Doyle (centre) presenting the master angler cups to Tom McAdam (left, boat winner) and Jason Perry (right, shore winner) at the annual awards presentation in Howth Angling Centre

Ice delayed the start of the final winter league competition last weekend at Annamoe Trout Fishery in Co Wicklow. As competitors arrived they were tre(...)

Peter and the Zombies is the first in the “Peter and Colo” series of books written by six-year-old Levi Clarke (below). Yes, you read that correctl(...)

Percy Dukelow lived in London for 20 years, working in the building industry. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

By the end of 1997 Frank Snellings and his wife, Mary Landrieu, had endured almost four gruelling years in US politics. Landrieu, a Democrat, had t(...)

The Bolshoi Ballet will perform live from Moscow via satellite at the Lighthouse Cinema on Sunday. Photograph: Dmitry Kostyukov/AFP/Getty Images.
What’s on this weekend?

Pony Panto Comedy dance theatre company Ponydance presents its twist on pantomime at the Project Arts Centre in Temple Bar, Dublin 2, together with a (...)

Keeping spirits up: a Saturday evening toast on board the Endurance, during the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition, 1914-1917. Photograph: Frank Hurley/Scott Polar Research Institute, University of Cambridge/Getty Images

Antarctic explorer Ernest Shackleton received 2,000 applications for 28 spaces on his ship after composing an advertisement that wouldn’t be out of pl(...)

Stena Line ferries in Dublin Bay. Concerns have emerged that the line intends to pull out of Dún Laoghaire altogether and will not resume the service  it normally operates from the port during the summer next year.

Fears are growing that ferry operator Stena Line may next year pull out of Dún Laoghaire, Co Dublin, in a move that sources estimate could cost the ha(...)

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin said the hostel is “taking people who are reasonably stable, to get them out of the really rough places. One lad had been stabbed. If they have an address they can get a job. They can be clean. They can come in and out during the day.”  Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Patrick is 33, from Dún Laoghaire and “ashamed to say I was using [heroin] since I was 11, selling since 12.” He has been sleeping rough for years “in(...)

Commotion, a tapestry by Vera Klute

The Grand Scheme – Vera Klute The Lab, Dublin ****   German-born, Dublin-based Vera Klute impressed with her graduation show (...)