Greencastle

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Sparkling walls: inside the Dalradian gold mine in Tyrone. Photograph: Paul Lindsay

In Greencastle, Co Tyrone, even wakes are split over the gold mine. “Wakes would be a big thing around here,” says Kathleen Beggs, “and you’d nearly (...)

Sinn Féin handout of candidate Órfhlaith Begley arriving at a polling station in the Co Tyrone village of Carrickmore to cast her vote in the West Tyrone byelection. Photograph: Sinn Féin/PA Wire

A man has been arrested on suspicion of possessing a firearm following an incident at a byelection polling station in Greencastle, Co Tyrone. The 59-(...)

Wreck of the ‘Pere Charles’ trawler, November 8th, 2007. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Julia Hennessy had met helicopter pilot Capt Dara Fitzpatrick before. The Irish Coast Guard captain was in charge of the Sikorsky S-92 for the commemo(...)

Debris from the helicopter being taken to the pier in Blacksod, Co Mayo, scene of the search for the missing Coast Guard crew. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

When Capt Dara Fitzpatrick and her crew were tasked on Monday night for a rescue mission, there was little to indicate that it would be anything more (...)

 Mr Justice Alan Mahon says Gerry Beades had not established a credible or arguable defence.

Businessman Gerry Beades, who claimed he was duped into signing a guarantee for a €255,000 loan, has lost his appeal over a summary judgment order gra(...)

 Wicklow fishermen Gerald Copeland and David Massey, two of the three crew on the  MFV Lavicca, at the launch of BIM’s Live to Tell the Tale safety campaign at Howth Pier in Dublin.  Photograph: Conor McCabe Photography

Whelk fisherman David Massey knew he was wearing no ordinary lifejacket when he hit the water unexpectedly about 11km off the coast of Wicklow in Apri(...)

Actress Meryl Streep at the premiére of Brian Friel’s Dancing at Lughnasa at the Savoy cinema in Dublin in September 1998. She played Kate Murphy in the screen adaptation of Friel’s play. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

Meryl Streep has paid tribute to the playwright Brian Friel describing him as a “tender dramatist, an insightful humanist and a lovely man”. Streep st(...)