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Irish security services: the emergency-response unit training in October 2016. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Since the Manchester Arena and London Bridge attacks, Irish intelligence experts have ruminated on Ireland’s ability both to predict and to handle suc(...)

'Seán Moncrieff reminded his audience that, as well as being a wry chronicler of contemporary foibles, he can handle hard news topics.' Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Tuning into Morning Ireland (RTÉ Radio 1, weekdays) always requires a certain degree of compartmentalisation. The chances of getting oneself out the d(...)

Cheerful French troops on their way to the offensive in April 1917

Having suffered enormous casualties during the defence of Verdun and in the big offensives on the Somme, the political leaders and commanders of the A(...)

A young man has been left with a severe facial injury after being attacked with what is believed to have been a sword during a Christmas party in Co Donegal last week. Stock photograph: Getty Images

A young man has been left with a severe facial injury after being attacked with what is believed to have been a sword during a Christmas party in Co D(...)

 Gathering to mark the settlement between Paddy McKillen (front row centre) and the Barclay Brothers and members of McKillen’s team including Mike Aynsley (front row with glass in hand) and Richard Woodhouse (front row second from right)

For many years, Mark Hollingsworth has used his role as a journalist and author to spy on people and inveigle information useful to his wealthy client(...)

Sunday brunch is a meal that many a Saturday-night reveler drags themselves to bleary-eyed on a Sunday, in the hope that they will find the cure they (...)

Timmy Morrissey is tackled by Wicklow’s Niall Earls in the Towns Cup final. Photograph: Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile

Wicklow 28 Enniscorthy 21 There were celebrations in Ashbourne yesterday as Wicklow were crowded Provincial Towns Cup champions for the first time in(...)

 Emma Sloan’s mother Caroline, and her sister Amy at the Pharmaceutical Society inquiry being held in Dublin. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The tragic death of 14-year-old Emma Sloan two years ago next week was the focus of intense media interest and highlighted the life-threatening challe(...)

Emma Sloan (14) died after going into anaphylactic shock in Dublin in December 2013. Photograph: Facebook/EmmasVoice

A charge of poor professional performance against a pharmacist who refused to dispense an EpiPen to the mother of a teenager who later died of anaphyl(...)

Emma Sloan (14) died after going into anaphylactic shock in Dublin in December 2013. Photograph: Facebook/EmmasVoice

Staff at a Dublin pharmacy received death threats after refusing to dispense an EpiPen to the mother of a teenager suffering an anaphylactic shock, an(...)

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