St Patrick’s Purgatory, Lough Derg Island. Photograph: David Sleator

A new prior has been appointed to the pilgrimage shrine of Lough Derg in Co Donegal. Fr Laurence (La) Flynn, currently parish priest of Ballybay, Co M(...)

 Aileen McGee from Co Donegal whose son Cian (19) is taking part in and benefiting from social farming. “He loves it,” she says. Photograph:  Brian Farrell

Aileen McGee from Buncrana, Co Donegal, said she was a recluse this time last year. “I was a recluse because my son was a recluse. Cian is 19 and is s(...)

Former Fine Gael TD Seán Conlan has been fined €750 for assault. Photograph: Philip Fitzpatrick

A former Fine Gael TD has been fined €750 for his part in an assault in a Co Monaghan pub last year. Seán Conlan (42) had been charged with unlawfu(...)

Barbara Fitzpatrick, the first Irish woman to sail through both the Northeast and Northwest passages, with  Contance Difede on the ‘Northabout’. Photograph: Polar Ocean Challenge

An Irish-built yacht which made a record North Pole circumnavigation due to the impact of global warming has berthed in Westport, Co Mayo. The 15-me(...)

 Former Fine Gael and now Independent TD Sean Conlan is seen  leaving Carrickmacross District Court on Wednesday. Photograph: Philip Fitzpatrick

A Cavan/Monaghan TD was remanded on bail when he appeared at Carrickmacross District Court on Wednesday on two charges relating to an incident at his (...)

Gardaí in Ballybay Co Monaghan are appealing for witnesses after an 80-year-old woman died in a crash on the R188 Monaghan to Cootehill road at Stranooden.

Gardaí in Ballybay, Co Monaghan, are appealing for witnesses after an 80-year-old woman died in a crash on the R188 Monaghan to Cootehill road at Stra(...)

Garda asked the PSNI to assist in the cross-Border hunt for livestock

The Garda and the PSNI are attempting to locate an illegal abattoir in which they believe stolen cattle are being slaughtered before the meat is sold (...)

Senator Gerard Craughwell: suggested “accident-free days” notices

Leading GAA figures should be used to promote farm safety, the Seanad public consultation committee has heard. The committee also heard suggestions f(...)

Gardaí are trying to establish if all of the attacks were carried out by the same gang who selected their victims apparently believing they held cash in their homes from their  businesses.

Gardaí are trying to establish if an attack on a family in their home, during which children were threatened with hammers and locked into a cupboard, (...)

APB Food chief executive Paul Finnerty: “There was a suggestion that we were guilty until proven innocent.  Photograph: Eric Luke

It’s fair to say that ABP Food Group does not court publicity. Before the horse meat scandal, the average man on the street would have been hardpresse(...)