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Image of some of the damage caused by lightening to a house in Cobh, Co Cork.

A grandfather in Cobh, Co Cork whose house was badly damaged by lightning overnight has said the rubber clogs he had been wearing may have saved his l(...)

 A conservation ranger told Youghal District  Court that he found a dead otter with other dead animals dumped in bags at Ballynatray Demesne in Co Waterford on September 14th, 2017. File photograph: Alan Betson

The Department of Heritage has welcomed the successful prosecution of three men over the illegal killing of an otter that was found dumped in a bag in(...)

Jack Hickey with  his painting My Time, which has won the 2017 Hennessy Portrait Prize

The 2017 Hennessy Portrait Prize has been awarded to Jack Hickey for his painting My Time. Its subject is a woman lying, apparently on a bed, her eyes(...)

Dublin Fire Brigade has called for legislation that would define overcrowding and the remedies to prevent it as legislation covering fire safety, housing, building control and planning all deal with buildings but none address overcrowding directly. Photograph: Tom Honan

New legislation is required to target overcrowding in rented properties, Dublin Fire Brigade’s chief fire officer Pat Fleming has said after RTÉ’s und(...)

An image from the ‘RTÉ Investigates’ programme, broadcast on Thursday, showing slum-like conditions in rental properties across the State.

Substandard and severely over-crowded and dangerous rental accommodation has been exposed by a documentary broadcast on Thursday night. Dublin Fire B(...)

Student was struck by a car in a hit and run incident at Laundry Hill in Cobh, Co Cork shortly before 9pm on Tuesday night.

Gardaí­ are seeking the assistance of the public after a 15-year-old Spanish student was struck by a car in a hit and run incident at Laundry Hill in (...)

‘The idea of this country is one thing, and the reality is another.’ Comedian and writer Maeve Higgins, who has lived in the US for three years, beside the Brooklyn Bridge. Photograph by Michael Nagle

It is as clichéd as the bowl of shamrock on St Patrick’s Day to say that Ireland and the United States of America always had a unique relationship. B(...)

A young woman jumped in to the River Lee in Cork city rescue a boy who fell 20 ft down an embankment and in to the water this afternoon.

The mother of a three-year-old boy who fell into the River Lee in Cork only to be saved by a passerby has paid tribute to the “guardian angel” who ju(...)

Crew member Paul O’Connell’s family with daughter Leah in the foreground pictured on the LÉ Niamh’s return  from humanitarian and search-and-rescue operations in the Mediterranean, to Haulbowline Naval Base, Cork. Photograph Daragh McSweeney/Provision

An army medic who helped deliver a baby on board the LE Niamh in the middle of the Mediterranean sea on Friday spoke of his immense pride at being inv(...)

Chef Paul O’Shea with his daughter Caoimhe (2) on Friday as the LÉ Eithne returned to Haulbowline. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

An Able Seaman who returned from a search and rescue mission in the Mediterranean on board the LÉ Eithne clearly had his priorities in order on Friday(...)

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