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The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall underneath a portrait of Daniel O’Connell with his living relatives as they are shown around Derrynane House. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

It had been threatening to rain all morning but the smudges of grey clouds began to clear over Bunavalla and the sun emerged, watery but welcome, just(...)

Carrying the ballot box for Gola Island, off the west coast of Donegal, to the polling station on the island to commence the voting on the Islands in the 2016 general election. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Twelve offshore islands on the west and north-west coasts begin voting in the referendum on the Eighth Amendment on Thursday. A total of 2,151 people(...)

Ulster Tower, in  the Somme valley, France. File photograph: myLoupe/Universal Images Group via Getty Images

All-Ireland football champions Dublin have visited first World War battlefields where Irish soldiers fought 100 years ago. The tour was led by manage(...)

Family of Cpt Dara Fitzpatrick, Mary and John Fitzpatrick and their daughter Niamh,     after the inquests into the deaths of the crew members of Coast Guard Rescue Helicopter 116. Photograph: Keith Heneghan

A preliminary inquest into the deaths of four Irish Coast Guard air crew on board the Rescue 116 helicopter which crashed off the north Mayo coast las(...)

The Sligo-based coastguard helicopter took of from its base in Strandhill.  Photograph: Collins

A fisherman in his 50s has died after the fishing boat he was travelling on capsized off the coast of northwest Mayo on Tuesday afternoon. There men(...)

Commissioning ceremony of Army, Air Corps and Maltese officers: RACO says terms and conditions of service must be improved.  Photograph: Alan Betson

New Aer Corps trainee pilots could take up to five years to earn their wings because the force does not have enough useable training aircraf(...)

 An Air Corps fly-past over The Spire in O’Connell Street, Dublin. The Air Corps currently has about 150 fewer  personnel of all ranks than officially permitted

The Department of Defence is to recommend the reintroduction of a loyalty bonus payment for Air Corps pilots in an attempt to encourage them to remain(...)

The scene of the search last year for missing the Coast Guard helicopter crew at Blacksod, Co. Mayo. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Dublin-based Irish Coast Guard crew of Capt Dara Fitzpatrick, Capt Mark Duffy and winch crew Paul Ormsby and Ciarán Smith was tasked to provide “t(...)

Crash site: coastguards watch the wreckage-recovery operation in Co Mayo. Photograph: Keith Heneghan/Phocus

Lightkeeper Vincent Sweeney has made many cups of tea for visitors on dark and stormy nights with westerly winds sweeping through the natural amphithe(...)

Wives and Partners of  Defence Forces, a group set up to highlight the relatives’ poor pay and working conditions, march to  the Dáil. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / The Irish Times

Martina Atkinson sends money and food parcels to her 33-year-old son in Navan, Co Meath. He has 15 years’ service in the Army but struggles to make en(...)

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