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The search and rescue operation involved lifeboat crews from the Lough Swilly RNLI, the Malin Head Coast Guard and the Coast Guard 118 Helicopter. File photograph.

An alarm was not raised for “three to four hours” before two men and a teenage boy were found after their boat was swamped by water off the coast of D(...)

The search and rescue operation involved lifeboat crews from the Lough Swilly RNLI, the Malin Head Coast Guard and the Coast Guard 118 Helicopter. File photograph.

Two people including a 16-year-old boy have died after their fishing vessel capsized off Co Donegal on Tuesday afternoon. Two adults and the teenager(...)

Kerry and Galway in action at Croke Park. The game got off to such a slow-burning start that the crowd fell quiet and we could hear every ball being called for. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

This must have been the strangest weekend in the history of the All-Ireland football championship. On Sunday evening, I was in Dublin with my son Mar(...)

The Odyssey:  Emily Wilson highlights its contemporary resonance with our pressing questions about migration, displacement of peoples after war and the treatment and welcome of refugees.  Photograph: Bardo National Museum

How to begin? How to find the words, in English, for one of the oldest and most influential texts in western literature? Generations, over centuries, (...)

People enjoy the sunshine at Stephen’s Green in Dublin. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Despite periods of rain showers across the country in recent days, the effects of the current drought will take time to be alleviated, with temperatur(...)

Catholic Micheal Potter created quite a stir at Twelfth celebrations in Brookeborough

Dressed in a Union Jack hat and tie and carrying a shopping bag emblazoned with images of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, Catholic Micheal Potter crea(...)

Donegal is the poorest performing council for its inspection rate, according to ‘RTÉ Investigates’. Photograph: Dave Meehan/Irish Times/File photo

Local authority staff often face intimidation when dealing with those engaged in illegal dumping, according to the chief executive of Donegal County C(...)

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(...)

Prawns at the fish auction at Ros-a-Mhíl. Sale at Iasc Mara Teoranta has been described by Fianna Fáil Galway West TD Éamon Ó Cuív as a “major blow”. File photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Management of a Connemara seafood plant that has been forced to sell up said it had been squeezed out by a Government policy that was concentrating fi(...)

Britain’s Prince Harry and wife Meghan, Duke and Duchess of Sussex make a courtesy call at the Presidential mansion on the second day of their visit in Dublin. Photograph: Getty Images

The mood shifted from fun to sombre in a few short hours as the Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, visited Croke Park and(...)

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