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CEO John Kearney (left) and pilot Capt John Murray after Ireland’s first charity air ambulance service touched down at Kerry Airport following its first flight from Wales. Photograph: Don MacMonagle/PA Wire

Ireland’s first privately funded air ambulance service is set to become operational within the next six weeks. The AW109 helicopter has been leased (...)

National Crime Agency handout photo of Border Force cutter HMC Vigilant intercepting a catamaran off the south west coast of Cornwall. Photograph:  NCA/PA Wire

Five men have been charged after being captured at sea with the assistance of the Irish Defence Forces while allegedly in possession of at least 500kg(...)

 Pilgrims make their way up the rugged slopes of Croagh Patrick at sunrise. Photograph: Michael McLaughlin

Mountain rescue workers on Croagh Patrick in Co Mayo have had a busy day this Reek Sunday, with several people treated for injuries, including a man w(...)

Bray Head fire. Photograph: Air Corps

Forecasters are warning that there is no end in sight to the current drought as water restrictions escalate across the capital and emergency services (...)

The British base at Spike Island off the Cork coast was the first to be handed over on July 11th, 1938. Photograph: Richard Mills

The 80th anniversary of the handover of the “Treaty ports” was recalled at a ceremony on Spike Island in Cork on Wednesday. In 1938, with tensions mo(...)

A drone captures images of a gorse fire in Sandyford, Dublin. Screen grab: Dublin Fire Brigade video

A break in the weather could be on the horizon by this time next week but rain is by no means certain, Met Éireann has said. “We are going to see ver(...)

A Coillte helicopter takes water to a dam at the top of The Cut road in the Slieve Bloom mountains. Photograph: Laois Fire and Rescue/Twitter

People are again being asked to stay away from the Slieve Bloom mountains in counties Laois and Offaly as firefighting efforts continue on Saturday mo(...)

Declan Flynn, whose killers left him bleeding so severely that he died of asphyxia, essentially choking on his own blood.

Declan Flynn loved music, particularly Elvis Presley. The former Aer Rianta worker had a special bond with his Down syndrome brother Greg and loved br(...)

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(...)

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