The 333m cruise ship the MSC Splendida , the longest ship ever to visit Dublin Port, carrying over 4,600 passengers, arriving in Dublin on Tuesday. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

The longest vessel ever to visit Dublin Port has returned to the capital prior to its departure for Cork on Tuesday evening. The 333 metre-long MSC S(...)

St Helen’s Road is a U-shaped street of Crampton-built semis situated just off the busy Rock Road. From the street you can see large ferries glide by(...)

Customs sniffer dog Casey, who found about 250,000 illegal cigarettes at Dublin Port. File photograph: Revenue and Customs/PA Wire

Thousands of packets of illegal cigarettes have been found hidden under a cargo of farm machinery by customs sniffer dog Casey. In her latest success(...)

Ships in Dublin Port being loaded with goods for export. Photograph: Irish Times

Improving domestic condition helped the country’s maritime industry bounce back last year with shipping traffic rising 7 per cent to 29.8 million tonn(...)

Ships in Dublin Port being loaded with goods for export. Photograph: Irish Times

Nearly 20 ships a day are docking at Dublin Port, resulting in record volumes of trade and passenger numbers. In its latest trading update, the Dub(...)

O’Devaney Gardens, off the North Circular Road, Dublin. The photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Plans for the development of the first phase of more than 1,300 homes to be built on 30 hectares of vacant Dublin City Council-owned land will be fina(...)

A seal underwater in Dublin Bay near Dalkey Island. Photograph: Nigel Motyer

Divers have called on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to withdraw a permit issued to Dublin Port which allows it to dump “dredge spoil” off(...)

Michael Healy-Rae: Independent TD survived a seven-hour talks marathon on heavy-duty painkillers after being attacked and injured by a calving cow on his farm last weekend. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Another Good Friday agreement was always too much to hope for, but it would be nice if the government negotiations could finish in time for the summer(...)

Bear witness: A man cloaked in a Belgian flag looks on as hundreds of people at a makeshift memorial gather before Brussels Stock Exchange on Place de la Bourse. Photograph: Getty Images

Belgian authorities were last night searching for a potential fifth suspect in Tuesday’s terrorist attacks in Brussels, as criticism of the country’s (...)

Belgian vice-prime minister and interior minister Jan Jambon (left) and Belgian minister of justice Koen Geens observe a minute of silence before a meeting at the European Council headquarters in Brussels. Photograph: Thierry Charlier/AFP/Getty Images

Ireland is not immune from the threat of terrorism, Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald warned yesterday, though she stressed there was no specifi(...)