Estimates of how many died vary from 300 to 800, a remarkably low figure given the ferocity of the storm

The Night of the Big Wind was the most devastating storm ever recorded in Irish history. Known as Gaeilge as “Oíche na Gaoithe Móire”, the hurricane o(...)

William Prior, the Phoenix Project. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

All court actions targeting people’s homes should be immediately adjourned pending the implementation of a revamped mortgage-to-rent (MTR) scheme by t(...)

Yvonne Watterson from Co Antrim now lives in Arizona: ‘I wanted to be far away from Belfast and bombs and bullets and all that was bad back then about my Northern Ireland. I just wanted to be one of your Heartbreakers.’

Following the news of American singer Tom Petty’s death on Monday night at the age of 66, superfan Yvonne Watterson, who emigrated from Northern Irela(...)

Las Vegas police stand guard along the streets outside the festival grounds of the Route 91 Harvest in Las Vegas, Nevada amids reports of an active shooter around the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. Photograph: David Becker/Getty Images

At least 59 people were killed and more than 520 injured when a 64-year-old gunman with an arsenal of at least 10 rifles fired upon a Las Vegas countr(...)

Garda College in Templemore Co Tipperary. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The bar at the Garda College in Templemore, Co Tipperary has recently paid €38,000 to the Revenue Commissioners after underpaying its taxes. The sum (...)

The corner of Limekiln Avenue and Templemanor Drive in Walkinstown. Google Maps

Gardaí are investigating after a man died in Dublin on Friday night soon after a car crash. The man, in his 30s, is believed to have been the driver (...)

The scheme is part of a series of measures Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy is bringing forward as the  crisis worsens. File photograph: Frank Miller

A new mortgage-to-rent scheme, currently being finalised by the Government and expected to be launched in the coming weeks, will keep thousands of fam(...)

Yvonne Watterson with her students in Phoenix, Arizona. Photograph: Jeff Topping

US president Donald Trump is due to announce on Tuesday whether he will scrap a programme which gives work permits to undocumented people who were bro(...)

Irish summer: there was plenty of umbrella weather this year. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

It will come as no surprise that the summer of 2017 was a washout across Ireland, according to Met Éireann. It was wetter than normal everywhere, esp(...)

Duran Duran playing  the main stage at Electric Picnic on Sunday night. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

And lo, the rains came. At 3am yesterday, The Irish Times (I think I can speak for the whole paper) trudges tipsily and sunburnt through storm and mud(...)