Belmullet

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An image from a rare shark nursery filmed 200 nautical miles west of Ireland by Irish and British scientists in one of six offshore special areas of conservation.

A rare shark nursery has been identified by a team of scientists in one of the State’s marine protected areas some 200 nautical miles off the west coa(...)

Images of Dan Breen from a police notice offering a £1,000 reward for the capture of the Soloheadbeg ambush organiser, “wanted for murder in Ireland” and described as having a “sulky bulldog appearance”.

There has been something of a lull in the decade of centenaries since 2016 but that tranquillity is likely to be disturbed in coming months. Novembe(...)

A sea bird amongst the Atlantic waves in Kerry. The Irish Atlantic coastline has some of the most energetic waves in Europe. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

When Storm Ophelia was setting new wind-speed and wave-height records last autumn, ocean energy researchers were once again reminded of the challenges(...)

Stephen Swift: In a world where ego can dominate, Swift seemed to steer a path straddling decency and talent.

Stephen Swift Born: December 22nd, 1973 Died: June 5th, 2018 For an actor, especially an ensemble actor, the quality of the person often feeds into(...)

Heavy rainfall has been predicted in the coming days. Photograph: Alan Betson

Freezing overnight temperatures are due to subside on Thursday morning but a warning of heavy rain and flooding remains with the long winter showing n(...)

Former President Mary McAleese addressing the Voices of Faith conference in Rome. Photograph: Patsy McGarry

A Catholic priest has urged fellow clergy and members of the faithful not to take part in the Holy Thursday Chrism Mass because it is a celebration of(...)

The 2016 census found that 399,815 people in Ireland lived alone. Image: iStock.

A move by British prime minister Theresa May to appoint a dedicated minister for loneliness has been described by a Fianna Fáil Senator as an “absolut(...)

Frances Fitzgerald: neither Fianna Fáil nor Fine Gael has an obvious candidate to oppose Michael D Higgins if he runs again. Within Fine Gael, Ms Fitzgerald’s name has been mentioned. Photograph: Eric Luke

Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil are becoming increasingly nervous about contesting the presidential election if President Michael D Higgins opts for a secon(...)

Leo Varadkar letter: the lonely and socially isolated are more likely to die younger, the Senator has told the Taoiseach

The Fianna Fáil Senator Dr Keith Swanick has called on the Government to set up a taskforce on loneliness. Dr Swanick, a GP based in Belmullet, Co Ma(...)

Sharon Groarke,  Bernie Kirwan and Catherine Wallace, support nurses at Hope Cancer Support Centre, Enniscorthy, Co Wexford. Photograph: Patrick Browne

Being diagnosed with cancer can be the biggest shock of your life and coping with treatment and recovery is often a lonely journey – even if you are s(...)

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