Say hello, wave goodbye: the Stena Explorer arrives in Dún Laoghaire for the first time, in 1996. Photograph: Joe St Leger 2:00

Alistair Rumball is good at making a splash or two, as marine co-ordinator for films such as The Guard and Saving Private Ryan. The Sky television ser(...)

The DSPCA says the 116 puppies seized in raid on Dublin Port on Wednesday are generally in good health, but cannot be adopted yet as they may be used as evidence. Photograph: DSPCA 1:42

The 116 puppies seized by gardaí at Dublin Port cannot be put up for adoption yet because they could be used as evidence in a criminal trial, the Dubl(...)

A total of 116 puppies were seized from two vehicles bound for the UK at Dublin Port on Wednesday. The pups, aged between five and eight weeks old, were recovered when two vans were stopped and searched yesterday evening at Dublin Port following an  investigation into the illegal shipment of dogs. Photograph: DSPCA/PA Wire.

A total of 116 puppies were seized from two vehicles bound for the UK at Dublin Port on Wednesday. Pugs, West Highland Terriers, Cocker Spaniels, Shih(...)


Locals reflected on the “the end of an era” on Wednesday as Stena Line’s announcement meant no ferry service would run from Dun Laoghaire this year af(...)

A man watching the arrival of Stena Line from Hollyhead to Dun Laoghaire. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times 2:00

Stena Line has confirmed it is to end its seasonal passenger ferry service from Dun Laoghaire to Holyhead.Dun Laoghaire Harbour Company (DHLR) express(...)

Michael d’Alton from Dalkey, Co Dublin, said he accepted the award on the “clear understanding” that it was not for him alone but for the “10s of thousands of Allied servicemen who served on D-Day”. Photograph: Eric Luke 1:49

One of the last known Irish veterans of D-Day landings has been given France’s highest military honour. Michael d’Alton (93) from Dalkey, Co Dublin, w(...)

D-Day veteran Michael Dalton. His abiding memory of the day was the demise of a tank crew who had disembarked from a landing craft only to sink into a large underwater hole 1:49

One of the last surviving Irish veterans of the D-Day landings is to receive France’s highest military honour today. Michael d’Alton (93) will recei(...)

Ted O’Donovan, Liam Hegarty, Fachtna O’Sullivan and John Hegarty lay a plank on the Ilen.

Witnessing a “whiskey planking” is not an everyday event in a politician’s diary, but Minister for the Marine Simon Coveney is on the guest list for o(...)

A picture of   the  sinking of  the SS ‘Rowan’ which appeared in the Italian newspaper ‘La Domenica del Corriere’

Rare images have come to light which recall a 1921 shipping disaster and multiple drownings off the Irish coast which almost scuppered the arrival (...)

Officers from Revenue’s customs service seized over 20,000 counterfeit stuffed toys based on movie characters at Dublin port. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Officers from Revenue’s customs service have seized a consignment of over 20,000 counterfeit stuffed Frozen toys, estimated to be worth up to €600,000(...)