The body of a man is brought ashore today at Baltimore Lifeboat station at about 8.30am after a sailing incident last night. The remains were brought inshore on the smaller vessel and transferred to the main RNLI lifeboat. Photograph: Provision

Two survivors of a west Cork boating accident that claimed the life of a 66-year-old man spent the night on an uninhabited island after their vessel (...)

“Maybe the decade of centenaries will shed new light on the process by which the gunboat Helga was handed over to a young Free State to become the Muirchú, or “Sea Dog”, and henceforth defend the integrity of the territorial waters. It was surely a dark joke by our departing overlords.”

I can understand writers being upset at the new policy of naming naval patrol ships after Samuel Beckett and James Joyce. No doubt some naval patrolle(...)

Mayo’s largest Gathering celebration, “In Humbert’s Footsteps”, a re-enactment of the 1798 invasion of Ireland by French forces, took place in Castlebar yesterday.  Photograph: Michael McLaughlin

Mayo’s largest Gathering celebration, “In Humbert’s Footsteps”, ended yesterday with a re-enactment in Castlebar. Members of Le Garde Chauvin histori(...)

A complainant has said in court her Irish Navy colleague slapped her on the bottom and the buttocks while she was working. She spoke of her outrage at the actions of her colleague. Photograph: Stephen Hird/Reuters

A sailor in the Irish Navy yesterday denied sexually assaulting a female colleague, instead insisting he had engaged in general banter and horseplay w(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny

Taoiseach Enda Kenny’s blue-blooded Fine Gael genealogy has long been confirmed but now a major study by National Geographic has revealed he may have(...)

The LE Aoife towed the stricken Alice II to  Castletownbere in a journey that took two days. Photograph: Archive/The Irish Times

A Norwegian couple are today recovering in West Cork after they were saved from a damaged yacht foundering off the Irish coast. Erik (62)(...)