In 1909, Mary Walker was due back at work in the evening, but did not return from her afternoon walk. Photograph: iStock illustration

When Mary Walker didn’t return from her break in 1909, a grim discovery was made

The Choice Music Prize shortlist for Irish Album of the Year has been announced

James Vincent McMorrow, Lankum and Marlene Enright among 2017 nominees

Vaseline, geared towards the owners of dishwashing hands

A look at a selection of advertisements printed in ‘The Irish Times’ in the 1950s

Decked out in Switzer’s best in the 1960s

A look at a selection of advertisements printed in ‘The Irish Times’ in the 1960s

‘Darling, you look tired,’ he said

A look at a selection of advertisements printed in ‘The Irish Times’ in the 1940s

Windy in Dublin. File photograph: Alan Betson

Alert for seven counties issued by Met Éireann with gusts of up to 110km/h in parts

A house robbery in Blackrock in 1923 quickly turned into a shootout. Photograph: iStock/illustration

Amid a string of thefts around Christmas in 1923, one lucky homeowner was left with a bullet hole in his hat

In 1892, a letter writer put up an argument defending those who marry their cousins. Photograph: Getty

‘When I fell in love with my cousin my mind soon changed’: Debate rages on front page in 1892

‘Their first spat’. Photograph: iStock/Illustration

This short story about fighting spouses appeared in The Weekly Irish Times 125 years ago

What do women really want in men? One letter writer in 1892 thought they had the answer. Photograph: ilbusca/iStock/illustration

‘They like honesty of purpose and consideration; they like men who believe in women’

The ‘Burning of Cork’, St Patrick’s Street, Cork, 1920. Photograph: National Library of Ireland/Flickr Commons

In 1920, a mob raided the newspaper’s offices after the publication of a controversial pastoral letter

Clonliffe Avenue, Dublin. Photograph: Google Street View

Man discovered unconscious on Clonliffe Avenue in early hours of Friday

Drugs discovered by gardaí during a search operation in Tallaght. Photograph: Garda Press Office

Heroin and Zopiclone discovered during search of house and car on Thursday

Simon Coveney was asked if the ‘kerfuffle’ over the phase one deal was worth it

‘Do you feel slightly guilty?’: Tánaiste questioned over Border assurances

Heavy snowfall in Westmeath on Sunday morning. Photograph: David Clarke/Twitter

Met Éireann issues three weather alerts as conditions remain treacherous

Reverend Watson was accused of being drunk during service at a hearing in 1869. Photograph: iStock/illustration

In 1876, a workman made a grim discovery at his employer’s cottage near Kenmare

An argument over a marriage proposal between a Leitrim farmer and his son boiled over in 1902. Photograph: iStock/illustration/file

In 1902, a dispute between father and son boiled over following a hasty marriage offer

In 1902, police followed a ‘priest’ through Dublin after a chance encounter on North Earl Street. Photograph: iStock/illustration

Costume capers in 1902: ‘He raised his hand and blessed the giver, saying the blessing was better than money’

The road is closed to facilitate a technical examination. File photograph: Alan Betson

Driver (26) pronounced dead at scene of single-vehicle crash in Co Louth overnight

The puppies were concealed in the back of a vehicle. Photograph: An Garda Síochána/Twitter

Gardaí discover shipment of puppies aged six to eight weeks in plastic containers

The Dubliners members John Sheahan Kenna, Barney McKenna, Eamonn Campbell and Ronnie Drew in the Shelbourne Hotel in 1992. Photograph: Pat Langan

Musician who began playing with band in 1980s dies ‘after short illness’

In 1922 in Co Waterford two neighbouring families were on bad terms ‘owing to the trespass of cattle’.

James Flynn never held a revolver before, but on a summer night in 1926, he had a dispute to settle

La Mancha, pictured in 1926 shortly after it was gutted by a fire

A gardener arrived to the ‘La Mancha’ house in 1926 and quickly saw things weren’t right

Jerry O’Donnell is missing from Churchill in Co Donegal. Photograph: An Garda Síochána

Jerry O’Donnell (46) last seen at 6.20am on Wednesday in Churchill area

Green Street Court House, Dublin, where William O’Neill was sentenced to death. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/ File

In 1927, Mary O’Brien made a grisly discovery when she called to a neighbour’s house for milk

Lotto players are being advised by the National Lottery to check their tickets

‘Speculation is rife as to who the owner of the winning ticket might be,’ says store owner

A modern view of the Echlin Buildings, Echlin Street, Dublin. Photograph: Google Street View

Killing on Echlin Street: In 1894, prosecutors used forensic evidence to secure conviction

Gardaí made the discovery during a car search at a Carlow checkpoint. Photograph: Getty Images

John Fitzgerald arrested after money found during search of vehicle at Carlow checkpoint

Photograph: iStock

In 1904 a ‘tramp’ named Thomas Coyne learned Mary Carrol was ill and insisted he could cure her

The Knock burial ground in Belfast. Photograph: Belfast City Council

On a Sunday evening in 1884, gravedigger William Spence had an unexpected visitor

John Burns is missing from Newbridge, Co Kildare. Photograph: An Garda Síochána

John Burns was last seen on Dublin’s O’Connell Street on Tuesday

A section of Kileely Road, Limerick. Photograph: Google Street View

Man (40) suffered serious injuries in incident on Kileely Road, later died in hospital

Cystic Fibrosis campaigner Orla Tinsley. Photograph: Alan Betson

Fundraising page started for Orla Tinsley’s operation has gathered more than $50,000

The Royal Hotel in Eyre Square, Galway, circa 1936. Photograph: Kennys Bookshop Galway

When Alice Burns returned her engagement ring to Thomas Parry in the post in 1884, he boarded a train to Galway

Before and after: The opening paragraph as it appeared on Thursday morning (left) and the darker typeface that appeared later in the day.

Owner of opts for light-coloured font to address copyright breaches

Customers and staff of Garryduff XL Stores celebrate with owner Umesh Kumar (left), his wife Rozalia Csemer (centre) and their son (2). Photograph: Keith Heneghan/Phocus

Latest jackpot brings total Irish EuroMillions winnings to over €1 billion

Gardaí seized 30kg of cannabis as the result of a controlled delivery. Photograph: An Garda Síochana/Facebook

Gardaí and customs track delivery as part of targeted crackdown on drug trafficking

St Finan’s Hospital in Killarney, formerly the site of Killarney District Lunatic Asylum. Photograph: Google Street View

In 1888, police arriving to a Co Kerry house found the bloodied body of 13-year-old Patrick Doyle lying among debris in the yard

Gardaí appeal for witnesses after pedestrian aged in his 80s fatally injured on Saturday

A wooden toe from Egypt has been examined by scientists in Switzerland. Photograph: Matja Kacicnik/University of Basel

Artificial toe from Egypt likely ‘one of the oldest prosthetic devices in human history’

Two men were injured in a car crash in Dublin on Friday morning. Photograph: Frank Miller/Files

Man pronounced dead at scene of two-car crash in city, driver taken to Mater Hospital

Gardaí have appealed for witnesses to come forward. Photograph: Frank Miller

Sole occupant of HGV (early 60s) pronounced dead at scene of incident on N25 on Monday

Soldiers are seen outside Buckingham Palace in London as military personnel are deployed around the country after the UK’s terror status was elevated to critical. The Manchester attack has prompted the Taoiseach to hold a meeting of security agencies. Photograph: Getty

Government and security agencies discuss threats following Manchester bombing

Some NCT test centres have considerably higher pass rates than others. File Photograph: Dara MacDonaill/The Irish Times

Highest pass rate in any vehicle test centre is 55 per cent, according to latest statistics

According to reports, Donald Trump revealed highly classified information during a meeting with Russian officials. Photograph: Getty Images

What exactly did Trump speak about with Russian officials, and why is it problematic?

Gardaí seized a quantity of cannabis at Cherry Orchard Drive on Friday. Photograph: Google Street View

29-year-old held for questioning after gardaí stop car in Ballyfermot on Friday evening

Gardaí have asked any witnesses to the crash to contact them. Photograph: Frank Miller

17-year-old driver fatally injured in single-vehicle crash on Friday evening

The Chuckle Brothers: the late, former first minister of Northern Ireland Ian Paisley with the late deputy first minister Martin McGuinness, smiling after being sworn in to the Northern Ireland Assembley, Stormont, in May 2007. Photograph: Paul Faith/Pool/PA Wire

Images of old enemies sitting together beamed around world

Senator Ned O’Sullivan believes seagulls are problematic in cities. Photographs: The Irish Times/Courtesy Fianna Fáil

Ned O’Sullivan unruffled by ‘mockery’ as UK council now imposes fines for feeding gulls

A group of men watch as one of their number goes to kiss the Blarney Stone at Blarney Castle, circa 1880. Photograph: Hulton Archive/Getty Images

Top tips: ‘Tickle the tourist as the good angler tickles a trout. The tourist will bite, too!’

A truck has overturned on a slip road inbound at the M50. Photograph: An Garda Síochána/Twitter

Emergency services attend scene near Naas Road N7 following incident on Saturday

Photograph: State Library of South Australia

Remarkable ship stopped on the Liffey months after a police ploy to catch a notorious serial killer

David Cregan is missing from his home in Raheny, Dublin. Photograph: An Garda Síochána

David Cregan (14) was last seen in Raheny Village with his mother on Friday evening

Wellington Street in Waterford city. Photograph: Google Street View

Four firefighters hospitalised amid ‘difficult’ conditions at blaze on Sunday night

From ‘Losers of Brexit’ to ‘A magnificent moment’, here’s what the papers had to say

Michael Peakin, NBRU Branch Secretary Broadstone photographed outside Busarus this morning. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / The Irish Times

Welsh fans affected by stoppages as tweets highlight mixed support for strikers

Sue the goat on her way to the parlour in Co Kildare on Wednesday morning. Photograph: @Anna_Dairy on Twitter

Met Éireann forecasts further heavy rain and blustery conditions for Wednesday night

Gardaí have released an image of the drugs seized during an operation in Raheny on Thursday. Photograph: An Garda Síochána/Twitter

Man and woman detained as cocaine and cannabis found at house in Raheny area

Maureen Haughey has died aged 91. Photograph: Eric Luke

Micheál Martin leads tributes to ‘wonderfully warm, dignified and intelligent woman’

Photograph: Renphoto/Getty Images

These stories appeared on the front page of The Weekly Irish Times in 1888

120 years ago, James Kelly was found murdered on the morning he was to be married

The Porsche AG 911 Targa. File image: Bloomberg

In 2015, new Irish registrations of Porsche hit highest number since peak in 2006

A new study has aimed to explain the reasons behind pandas’ black and white fur. Photograph: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

The California researchers who explained zebra stripes take a look at giant pandas

Gardaí have closed the road pending a forensic examination. Photograph: Frank Miller

Man in his 40s pronounced dead at scene at Cuffesgrange on Saturday morning

A view of the 7kg of cannabis herb discovered by gardaí in Carlow on Friday. Photograph: An Garda Síochána

Gardaí detain Lithuanian nationals after finding 7kg of cannabis herb and 100 plants

Snow and sleet in Dublin city. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/File

Met Éireann issues two weather warnings as motorists advised to take extra care on roads

Snow on Mount Errigal, Co Donegal. This weekend is set to be cold and unsettled, according to Met Éireann. Photograph: Alan Betson/File

Met Éireann issues status yellow alerts as country braces for heavy downpours

St Patrick’s Church in Kilquade Co Wicklow: Kilquade was the site of an incident that became one of the earliest murder trial reports in ‘The Irish Times’. Photograph: Google Street View

Farrelly, a ‘repulsive’ looking man, started a brawl after a funeral in Kilquade in 1859

Kym Owens suffered severe injuries in an incident in November

Inquiry ongoing into case of Maynooth University student found with severe injuries

Inside a building on North Circular Road which caught fire on Friday. Photograph: Dublin Fire Brigade/Twitter

Fifteen people evacuated from building on North Circular Road on Friday morning

A wind speed map for 6am on February 1st. Photograph: MagicSeaweed

National forecaster warns of strong winds on Thursday with average speeds of 45-60km/h

Voters in a new Red C poll want Enda Kenny to appoint a specific Brexit minister. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Support for Fine Gael drops by 1% as Fianna Fáil and Independents see gains

Cemeteries were hunting grounds for bodysnatchers in the 18th and 19th centuries. Photograph: Barry Lewis/Getty Images

While Burke and Hare made headlines in the UK, a graverobbing trade boomed in Ireland

Gardaí have advised of delays on the M1 following a crash on Tuesday morning. Photograph: Frank Miller

Crash after entrance of Port Tunnel to disrupt traffic on Tuesday, gardaí warn

Undated photograph of Fr Malachi Martin. The image was used in his Irish Times obituary in 1999.

Malachi Martin detailed the four stages of the process of possession

The wreckage of a small plane on Middle Island, located near the Queensland township of Bundaberg, Australia. Photograph: RACQ Capricorn Helicopter Rescue Service/Reuters

Engine failure likely cause of light aircraft incident which left British woman dead

Gardaí at the scene of the fatal stabbing of Reece Cullen (inset) at Kilclare Crescent, Jobstown, Dublin on Thursday. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

Second arrest made in relation to fatal attack on 17-year-old in Tallaght on Thursday

Santa’s journey has already begun. Photograph: Google Santa Tracker

Google’s tracker lets you keep an eye on Santa’s movements as he travels the world

Strong winds are due on the west coast. Photograph: Alan Betson

Ferries cancelled as Met Éireann extends yellow wind warning for Christmas weekend

Santa has been given permission to enter Irish airspace. Photograph: Per Breiehagen/Photographer’s Choice via Getty Images

Shane Ross says stocks of milk, mince pies and carrots topped up for Christmas

When the pubs closed, people seeking a tipple could turn to one of Dublin’s secret drinking dens. Photograph: Eric Luke/file photo

One reporter joined the city’s ‘stray men and questionable women’ for a drink

The junction of Killbarron Park and Cromcastle Road in Coolock, Dublin, where a teenage biker was killed in a collision on Thursday. File photograph: Google Street View

Teenage biker and pedestrian believed to be in his 70s die following road collisions

Lord Edwards Street in Kilmallock, Co Limerick. Photograph: Google Street View

Pedestrian pronounced dead at scene of crash in Kilmallock on Wednesday

Sundrive Road near Sundrive Park in Dublin. Photograph: Google Street View

Pedestrian seriously injured in road incident on Sundrive Rd on Sunday morning

The LÉ Samuel Beckett assisted in the rescue of some 140 migrants off the coast of Libya on Saturday. Photograph: Irish Defence Forces

Irish Naval Service vessel deployed in Mediterranean for humanitarian operations

The Irish Ferries vessel ‘Isle of Inishmore’. Photograph: Irish Ferries

Two Irish Coast Guard helicopters deployed after Irish Ferries vessel raised alarm

Gardaí have appealed for witnesses to come forward after a car crash in Co Kilkenny. Photograph: Frank Miller

Gardaí appeal for witnesses, close section of N24 after traffic collision on Thursday

The move is an extension of a so-far “successful” pilot scheme in Tullamore, Banagher and Tubbercurry, said Simon Coveney

A new Government initiative will see more libraries open for unstaffed periods

The Waterford Marina Hotel. Photograph: Google Street View

Emergency services attend scene of blaze on Friday, gardaí say no foul play suspected

A prison photograph of Michael Cleary from the General Prisons Board Penal File. Photograph: National Archives

In 1895, Bridget Cleary was set alight by her husband because he believed she was a fairy

Wearing a Christmas jumper this Sunday will get you onto the Luas for free. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Gettin’ on the Luas when it’s bumper to bumper, wait a minute, where’s me jumper?

A section of the R363 between Dysart and Brideswell, Co Roscommon. Photograph: Google Maps

Male passenger treated for minor injuries after driver dies in incident on Sunday

US president-elect Donald Trump. Photograph: Wade Payne/AP

A short collection of headline-grabbing comments from the US president-elect

Enda Kenny had a 10-minute phone call with president-elect Donald Trump on Wednesday. Photograph: Composite/New York Times/Eric Luke

Taoiseach says president elect was ‘complimentary’ about Irish policy despite adviser’s tax warning

Garda strike: Members of the Garda Representative Association leaving the Workplace Relations Commission this evening.Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

Group representing over 10,000 rank and file officers awaiting real ‘progress’ on pay

Gardaí have appealed for witnesses after a fatal car crash in Co Tipperary. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Pedestrian hospitalised following incident overnight, later pronounced dead

Members of Dublin Fire Brigade dispose of a barrel filled with a discarded hazardous chemical in Clondalkin. Photograph: DFB/Twitter

Dublin Fire Brigade called to dispose of 25-litre drum of dangerous material

Gardaí in Drogheda are investigating a robbery at a shop on Sunday night. Photograph: Frank Miller /	The Irish Times

Gardaí investigate after sum of money stolen from shop till in Sunday night robbery

Ireland’s Eye seen in the background as a group of swimmers take to the sea in Malahide in July of this year. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

The small, picturesque island off Howth was once synonymous with a ‘foul’ murder case

Dress up as something other than Eleven from ‘Stranger Things’. Photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters/Files

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