Crew member on Irish Navy vessel LÉ Éithne carrying a woman during an operation as they rescue refugees in the Mediterranean. Photograph: Irish Defence Forces/PA Wire

Leading sick berth attendant Alan Cummins won’t forget the first rescue mission which the LÉ Éithne undertook in the Mediterranean in a hurry. “It was(...)

 Dane Massey celebrates scoring Dundalk’s second goal at Eamonn Deacy Park, his fourth of this season’s campaign. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho.

Galway United 2-4 Dundalk Dundalk warmed up for their Champions League trip to Belarus next week with an impressive victory over Galway at Eamo(...)

Barry Davis Ryan (20) was swept out to sea off the west Cork coast after attempting to save his girlfriend Niamh O’Connor. Photograph: Provision

Divers planning to resume searches for missing student Barry Davis Ryan off the west Cork coast have appealed for experienced divers to come and assis(...)

Pictured are (left to right) Pat O’Doherty, CEO, ESB; Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources, Alex White;  Taoiseach Enda Kenny; Sean Atkinson CEO, SIRO; and Anne O’Leary, CEO, Vodafone at the launch of SIRO.

Bandwidth-hungry businesses and consumers around the country received welcome news recently with the launch of Siro, the new joint venture between ESB(...)

Real IRA leader Michael McKevitt  is nearing the end of a 20-year sentence.

Real IRA leader Michael McKevitt is set to begin an ongoing programme of temporary releases within weeks to prepare him for his full release from pris(...)

Drogheda United manager Johnny McDonnell: his side have taken just short of half of the 21 points they currently have thanks to three wins and a draw in their last four games. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

With the chasing pack all involved in European games, Dundalk have the opportunity to go six points clear at the top of the table on Friday, but to d(...)

Derry’s Patrick McEleney under pressure from Cork’s Liam Miller and Ross Gaynor. Photograph: Lorcan Doherty/Inpho

Derry City 0 Cork City 2 Cork City lumbered up for next week’s Europa League match with another impressive victory at the Brandywell to remain on the (...)

Dundalk’s Richie Towell walks out onto the pitch against Limerick. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Dundalk 6-2 Limerick It was raining goals at Oriel Park on Friday night as league leaders Dundalk put six past bottom side Limerick to maintain their (...)

In 1975, Cardinal Seán Brady conducted canonical investigations into allegations by two teenage boys of abuse by Fr Brendan Smyth. Photograph: Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Hearing Cardinal Seán Brady’s evidence to the North’s Historical Institutional Abuse Inquiry was to be reminded of a damning conclusion in Judge Yvonn(...)

Dundalk player Daryl Horgan was presented with the SSE Airtricity/SWAI Player of the Month award for May on Tuesday.  Photograph: Matt Browne/Sportsfile

Daryl Horgan is the latest Dundalk player to pick up an Airtricity/SWAI Player of the Month award in 2015 with the 22-year-old midfielder making it a (...)