Martin O’Meara: “This man has been responsible for the evacuation of at least 20 men under conditions that are indescribable”

Martin O’Meara’s medal to be repatriated on loan by the Australian government to Ireland

The Macmorris project sets out to recover the complexity of Ireland’s transformative years between Henry VIII’s assumption of the kingship of Ireland in 1541 to the Flight of the Earls. Courtesy of Trinity College Dublin library

The years before the end of Gaelic Ireland were a vibrant time for Irish culture

Rev Bridget Spain lights a candle in honour of Lyra McKee at the Unitarian Church’s Good Friday service for the victims of the Troubles. Photograph: Ronan McGreevy

Good Friday ritual remembers slain journalist along with 3,700 other victims

Gardaí discovered the cannabis plants in a building in Waterford Airport Business Park. File photograph: PA

Cannabis plants worth more than €800,000 found in Waterford business park

Journalist Lyra McKee was shot dead in Derry on Thursday night

President says people of Ireland ‘shocked and outraged’ at killing of 29-year-old

Dermot Muldoon, who runs Muldoon’s pub in Drumconrath, Co Meath. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

All three bars in Drumconrath plan to stick with tradition despite law change

Temperatures will hit highs of 22 degrees on Friday and 23 degrees on Saturday.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Warm hazy spring sunshine expected with temperatures remaining pleasant next week

t brings to 51 the number of people killed on Irish roads in 2019. By comparison 45 had been killed by the same stage last year. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The man (50s) becomes 51st victim to die on Irish roads in 2019

A view of the 1916 Proclamation at  Trinity College. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Irish independence is problematic, but that should not prevent us from marking it

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar will speak at an event in the Royal Irish Academy  on Thursday to mark the 70th anniversary of the Republic of Ireland. Photograph: Laura Hutton

Leo Varadkar hails 70th anniversary of a ‘significant moment’ in Ireland’s history

Bono in a  still from the film U2: An Cat Dubh.  Photograph:  IFI/Merry Doyle

Footage of secret concert on community centre roof in Sheriff Street in 1982 emerges

Speaking at the announcement of his candidacy in the European elections, Ciarán Cuffe said: “I want Dublin to be known for its walkability, bikeability and liveability.”

Cllr Ciarán Cuffe says he is confident of getting one of the three seats in Dublin

Once the rain clears away on Monday night, it will make way for glorious spring weather with temperatures of 21 degrees this weekend. File  Photograph: Eric Luke

Conditions expected to dry up on Tuesday with sun coming out more as weather settles

Driving eScooters on a footpath is illegal and a person who does so will receive a fixed charge of €60 and a penalty point. Photograph:  Benoit Tessier/Reuters

Increasingly popular transport mode is technically illegal without a driver’s licence

A screengrab taken from Oireachtas TV of FAI executive vice-president John Delaney before the Joint Committee on Sport. Photograph: PA

Extraordinary scenes as Delaney reads a statement and refuses to answer questions

President Michael D Higgins lauded the Society of St Vincent de Paul’s ‘exceptional network of solidarity’ with poorer people at its anniversary event in the Convention Centre Dublin. Photograph: Iain White/Fennell Photography

President highlights importance of society’s home visits at Dublin ceremony

John Gibson died of multiple gunshot wounds in September 2017.

John Gibson (28) was shot dead at a shopping centre in Dublin two years ago

Former FAI chief executive. Photo : Laura Hutton/The Irish Times

Patrick O’Donovan says ex FAI boss was ‘a great man to bring out the cheque book’

An Indian girl looks at a painting depicting the  Jallianwala Bagh massacre, also known as the Amritsar massacre, in the run-up to the 100th anniversary pf the atrocity on April 13th, 1919. Photograph: Narinder Nanu/AFP/Getty Images

The governor, Sir Michael O’Dwyer from Tipperary, approved of the mass killing 100 years ago

Adrian O’Neill (left) shows a portrait of Séamus Heaney by artist Mark Baker to Britain’s Prince Charles, Prince of Wales and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall as they attend a dinner to mark St Patrick’s Day and celebrate UK-Irish relations on March 6th, 2019 in London. File photograph:  Jeff Spicer/Getty

Editor of The Spectator says it ‘loves Ireland’ and rejects claims of ‘snide and hostile’ campaign

FAI executive vice-president John Delaney (centre) arrives at Leinster House, Dublin, with representatives of the Football Association of Ireland. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Association’s biggest sponsor says it expects all recommendations of two reports under way to be implemented

A computer-generated image of what the tower may look like.

Iconic landmark could become a major tourism attraction, says Harry Crosbie

Former FAI chief executive John Delaney  leaving Leinster House  after appearing infront of an Oireachtas committee. Photograph: Aidan Crawle

Kerry TD unrepentant over failure to ask FAI’S John Delaney any questions

Customs officers at Dublin Port. Photograph courtesy of  Revenue

‘Is your business going to survive after 11pm on Friday if you haven’t done anything?’

A lorry hit a railway bridge on Dublin’s Amiens Street, causing its load of a digger to fall into the oncoming lane

Mechanical digger falls off lorry into lane of oncoming traffic on Dublin’s Amiens Street

Announcing the Co-Cup Scheme: Fionnghuala Ryan, executive environmental scientific officer, Dublin City Council; Samantha Fahy, director of sustainability, DCU; Kevin Murphy, CEO and founder of 2GoCup; and Michele Hallahan, sustainability adviser, Trinity College Dublin. Photo Chris Bellew/Fennell Photography

Dublin City Council pilot project sees customers paying €1 for cup with money back on return

Keepers at Dublin Zoo have been unable to determine the gender of the infant as mother Kafi has been keeping the baby close to her chest since the birth. Photograph: Patrick Bolger

Keepers jubilant as gorillas are a critically endangered species

 Taoiseach Leo Varadkar at a press event in Dublin on Saturday. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Leo Varadkar says any European leader exercising veto would not be forgiven for it

Roberty Byrnes was arrested and jailed in January 1919

Robert Byrnes was shot dead while trying to escape from a military hospital

Mary Coll and Jacqueline Connolly have initiated personal injury proceedings  against the legal representative of  Alan Hawe’s estate. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Mother and sister of dead woman bring High Court against Alan Hawe’s estate

Irish people reported significantly better health than the next healthiest country Cyprus (78 per cent). Photograph: Hoxton/Sam Edwards/Getty

More than 80 per cent of Irish people reported having good or very good health

Irish Rail worker Ted Maher with Hamish who boarded a commuter train in Co Kildare and ended up at Dublin’s Heuston station on Wednesday. Photograph: David Young/PA

Dog – whose real name is Tyson – found on morning train from Sallins on Wednesday

‘Fire appliances that would not be on the roads anywhere else in Europe are used here and many of the fire appliances we are buying are second-hand,’ the Oireachtas committee was told. File photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Richard Boyd Barrett said whistleblowers approached him about the age of the fleet

 Minister for Communications Richard Bruton  launched Samaritans Ireland’s five-year statistics for its 116 123 freephone number pictured with Eleanor Farrell, Samaritans Ireland Trustee. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Richard Bruton says there are strong calls for a change in the way the exams are structured

Snow filled clouds loom over Mount Errigal, Donegal’s highest peak, as a motorist makes his way along the Letterkenny to Dunlewey road. Photograph: Declan Doherty

Worst of hail, sleet and snow expected from midnight until early Tuesday afternoon

Gardaí investigating incident on the N59 near Mulranny at 7pm on Sunday

Iman Hussein Halawa from the Clonskeagh Mosque called for the criminalisation of Islamophobia. Photograph: Ronan McGreevy

Irish Muslims gather to remember the victims of New Zealand massacre

A who’s who of Irish revolutionary figures passed through no6 Harcourt Street, but the man most associated with it was Michael Collins who directed the Dáil loan from his room on the second floor. Photograph: Ronan McGreevy

First Dáil planned at 6 Harcourt Street

 A floral tribute left on Linwood Avenue near the Linwood Masjid in Christchurch, New Zealand. Photograph: Kai Schwoerer/Getty Images

Ireland squad ‘shocked and saddened’ by killings at mosques in Christchurch

St Patrick’s Day will be cold and showery with temperatures of between seven and nine degrees. Photograph: Leverstock/ Getty

Rainfall across Connacht, midlands and south could lead to spot flooding

Road Safety Authority chief executive Moyagh Murdock and Garda  Chief Supt Aidan Reid at a launch of a road safety appeal at Victoria Quay, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

RSA appeals for vigilance as number of arrests for drink- and drug-driving rises 17%

The organisers of the St Patrick’s Day parade in Drogheda have said health and safety concerns are behind the decision to curtail Irish dancing during the event.  File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Chairman says health and safety is behind decision to curtail Irish dancing along route

Lahinch in Co Clare during the high winds of  Storm Ophelia, October 2017.  Photograph: Aidan Crawley/EPA

Day two of Cheltenham horse-racing festival in doubt as damaging winds expected

Most of the 3,500 events which occurred to mark the Easter Rising centenary in 2016 were organised by communities overseen by the local authorities. Photograph: Eric Luke

Funding to organise events around War of Independence and Civil War

 Minister Heather Humphreys TD at the launch of the book Protestant and Irish pictured with its editors Ian d’Alton and Ida Milne, at the RIA in Dawson Street, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/ The Irish Times

Brian Dobson, Heather Humphreys, Jan O’Sullivan and others on growing up in a Catholic dominated State

A man stands on Blackrock swimming tower in Salthill, Co Galway during Storm Callum. File photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Winds up of to 130km/h and heavy rain expected as orange alert issued

Martin McGuinness died in 2017 at the age of 66. Photograph: Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPA

City administration issues posthumous certificate of honour for former IRA man

Alan Shatter: ‘I think it is appalling that people think it is alright to intimidate and harass [Sarah McTernan] and try to force her not to go to Tel Aviv.’ Photograph: Collins Courts

Former Minister for Justice says Palestinian campaigners are targeting Sarah McTernan

Milltown, Co Kildare, the hometown of killer Kennenth O’Reilly. Photograph: Google Street View

Kenneth O’Reilly murdered Joyce Quinn on Curragh Plains in 1997 and is due for parole

The Musicians Union of Ireland called on its members to attend a protest at RTÉ, organised by the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign, which called for a boycott of the Eurovision Song Contest, to be held in Israel this year. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Competition is ‘shameless attempt’ by Israel to ‘whitewash apartheid state’, says Senator

Singer-songwriter Sarah McTernan has been chosen to represent Ireland in the Eurovision Song Contest, which takes place in Tel Aviv, Israel in May. Photograph: Lili Forberg

RTÉ producer says Sarah McTernan, who appeared on The Voice of Ireland, has ‘star quality’

 Aer Lingus staff welcome the arrival of first Aer Cap Airbus A350 at Dublin Airport. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Airline to follow the lead of Virgin Atlantic in changing uniform policy

Cigarette smuggling has escalated in recent years. File Photograph:  Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

Two million cigarettes found smuggled in container from Rotterdam

Emergency services on the scene of an incident on the Upper Dargle Road, Bray, Co Wicklow. Photograph: James Kenny

Long tailbacks reported on the N11 in both directions following incident

Two soldiers lower the  Irish flag  outside the General Post Office in Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

An overview of Irish history for the outsider, as Brexit and a possible hard Border nears

Minister for Business Heather Humphreys  (centre) at the launch of the  book Protestant and Irish which was edited by  Ian d’Alton and Ida Milne. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times.

Heather Humphreys says faith has been dominated by Catholic majority since time of independence

Vandals damaged the face and helmet of a statue of a fallen first World War soldier in Kilkenny and hacked off part of its nose.

Gardaí examining lump hammer and vice grips recovered near statue of fallen soldier

A car which went off  the road during Storm Freya in Dunlavin, Co Wicklow. Photograph:  Niall Carson/PA Wire

Sudden falls of snow caused traffic chaos, long tailbacks and flight cancellations

The scene in Co Wicklow on Monday where a bus carrying school children was involved in a crash with a van. Photograph: Garry O’Neill

Pupils treated for injuries after 52-seater bus rear-ends van on Monday morning

Dublin Airport said the flight cancellations were a result of de-icing. File photograph: Reuters

People forced to sleep in Terminal 1 after unexpected snowfall leads to cancellations

Many motorists were stranded on Sunday following a series of snowstorms. File photograph: iStock

Motorists stranded on Sunday evening as flights to and from Dublin Airport delayed

Zoe Weber Hall and Aoife Munro from Dublin enjoy the mild spring weather in Dublin’s Merrion Square. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Mild spring not forecast to continue with freezing temperatures predicted

Reilly’s Daybreak shop, in Naul where €175 million winning Euromillions ticket was bought. Photograph: Collins

‘We will be able to look after our kids and grandkids and our brothers and sisters’

 Les Reilly, owner celebrates with his niece Carly Reilly Flynn, at the Reilly’s Daybreak shop,  Naul, Co  Dublin. File photograph: Collins

Members of the extended Sheridan and Rogers family collect massive payout

Fine Gael TD Noel Rock and Labour Senator traded insults over their commitment or otherwise to provide housing.

Fine Gael TD Noel Rock accuses Labour’s Aodhán Ó Ríordáin of being a ‘serial objector’

The scene near The Nine Stones area where a single car collision occurred in the early hours of Sunday morning. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Eamon Kavanagh described as a ‘very popular third-year student’

Zoe Weber Hall and Aoife Munro from Dublin enjoy the mild spring weather in Dublin’s Merrion Square. Photograph: Alan Betson

Warmest winter day in UK with 20.6 degrees, but Ireland misses record by one degree

Heuston Station: Delays have caused fury. Photograph: Eric Luke

Irish Rail blame mechanical fault for delays which have left passengers fuming

Midwife Philomena Canning has asked that her case be expedited so that her lawyers fees can be settled, so that she can be compensated for damage to her practice, her livelihood and her good name. Photograph: Courtesy of AIMSI

Minister for Health urged to intervene to ensure Philomena Canning gets treatment

Minister of State at the Department of Defence Paul Kehoe said the newly-released files will shine a unique spotlight on the ‘activities undertaken by ordinary people pursuing the ambition of nationhood’.

Brigade activity reports (BAR) list every action carried out during the Irish Revolution

General Seán Mac Eoin, known as the ‘Blacksmith of Ballinalee’, was widely regarded as one of the most successful IRA commanders during the War of Independence. Photograph: British Pathé/Youtube

General Seán Mac Eoin was known as the ‘Blacksmith of Ballinalee’

Members of the Black and Tans, the armed auxiliary force of the Royal Irish Constabulary, search an Irish civilian suspect. Photograph: Topical Press Agency/Getty Images.

One of James Kane’s orphan children is said to have cried ‘Daddy, daddy’ as he was buried

Image of an IRA brigade from the military archives. Brigade activity reports have been digitised and are available online.

Brigade activity reports of the IRA have been digitised and put online

Center Parcs chief executive Martin Dalby  at  the Fachjan Project Plants facility in the Netherlands where the company has sourced tropical plants for its new holiday resort in Longford

UK holiday operator plans to open its €233m Longford Forest park in late August

IRA men who were at the Kilmichael ambush

Newly released files record the IRA’s history in the Civil War and War of Independence

It may sound counter-intuitive, but banks probably would not want this money. File photograph: Toby Melville/PA

There is no chance of ‘living off the interest’ when rates are rock-bottom, says expert

Les Reilly (centre) with the staff from his Daybreak shop in The Naul, north Co Dublin, where the winning €175m EuroMillions ticket was sold. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins.

Spokesman says win is ‘dream come true’ for ‘normal family’ from Dublin

Sammy Wilson: ‘The current Taoiseach has set relations back by years.’ Photograph: Liam McBurney/The Irish Times

Party’s Brexit spokesman accuses Taoiseach of behaving ‘in an abominable way’

The NMH said the posts were being funded from an allocation from the HSE for the provision of termination-of-pregnancy services. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Holles Street says new posts available only to consultants willing to carry out terminations

The body was recovered from the harbour in Balbriggan, Co Dublin, at 1.30pm on Saturday afternoon. File photograph: Alan Betson

Finley Gannon (18) disappears after attending nightclub in Co Dublin town

Liam Finnegan is seen at the Waldorf Barbershop in Westmoreland Street, Dublin, in 2011. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Tributes paid to one of the capital’s best-known and most respected barbers

Temperatures reached an unseasonable 16 degrees in Dublin on Friday. Photograph:  National Trust/PA

Weekend weather will see cooler temperatures but will remain warm for the time of year

Tory MP Mark Francois lets rip during an interview with the BBC

‘Here’s a fact about the Irish border. There are approx 100 lorries per day’

Chef Sean Doyle (33) who went to work after a huge   online slot machine game  win.

Sean Doyle stunned after winning record jackpot in Mars Attack, then goes to work

The Quays at 10-12 Temple Bar Square was closed for eight days in January after an inspection by the Food Standards Authority of Ireland.

‘Infestation at all stages of the life cycle’ discovered by food standards watchdog

For the first time in 35 years, Dublin city has a ferry service on the Liffey. Photograph: Ronan McGreevy

Operators confident after successful maiden voyage, despite lack of passengers

Former minister for finance Dermot Ahern said gangs were now targeting credit unions and post offices.  Photograph: Collins

Raiders got away with €7 million, but bank official had access to huge amount of cash

Minister for Health, Simon Harris  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Minister for Health under pressure over delay in telling Cabinet about children’s hospital cost escalation

Drunk Lives Matter: A T-shirt for sale on Amazon

Ancient Order of Hibernians urges giant to pull products depicting drunken stereotypes

The survey of 1,611 Sky customers in the Republic of Ireland also reveals that nearly two-thirds of people support the concept of a united Ireland. Photograph: Getty Images

Polls shows strong support for a united Ireland and growing dismay with the UK

The flooded car park at Toft Park behind the Galway Atlantaquaria in Salthill, Galway, during Storm Erik on Friday. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Winds of up 120 km/h recorded in Co Galway while Storm Erik closes Salthill promenade

Marmalade, a red mottled leghorn, with her owner John Dolan . Photograph: Dave Boylan

Marmalade, a world champion hatcher, to be stuffed, ‘immortalised’ and put on display

A man takes photo at Lahinch during storm. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Met Éireann issues warning with winds of 130km/h expected in the West on Friday

Many observers had assumed that it had come from the Taoiseach, but Jean-Claude Juncker said it was sent by an Irish citizen

Hailey Kierse said commission president’s words about Ireland made her want to ‘jump for joy’

 Royal Irish Academy of Music student Maria Rojas and  Milo O’Brien (7), a participant in   Le Chéile,  at the  launch  of Ireland’s first national orchestra for disabled musicians. Photograph: Alan Betson

Le Chéile will bring together children with physical and intellectual disabilities

The number of those between 18 and 24 presenting as homeless has almost doubled since 2014.

People aged between 18 and 14 ‘bottom of the list’ for social housing

Behemoth. Photograph: Grzegorz Golebiowski

Nergal: 'I tore up a Bible in Poland. Somebody filmed that and put it on the internet'

Bulfin told Churchill that as a “Catholic and an Irishman it would be distasteful to him to do any work of this kind which was not of a purely military character”

Officer declined Churchill’s invitation to lead the Black and Tans and Auxiliaries in 1920

Tom Monks, lung cancer survivor,  at the launch of the Irish Cancer Society’s lung cancer action plan in the Sean O’Casey Community Centre in East Wall, Dublin. Photograph:  Andres Poveda

Lung cancer claims the lives of 1,800 people in Ireland every year

Black and Tans hold a suspected Sinn Féin member at gunpoint. A fallen man lies in the background. Photo by  Hulton-Deutsch Collection/Corbis via Getty Images

RTÉ’s major documentary series ‘The Irish Revolution’ begins on Monday night

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