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Insp Jason Miley of Crumlin station with some of the items the force hopes to return to rightful owners. Photograph: Collins

A gold locket of a medical doctor who died in the Crimean war, Rolex watch, engagement rings, pendants and necklaces are among the stolen items gardaí(...)

BMW’s M5 CS is one of those all-too-rare cars that makes you wish you were 10 again, and could find some space on your bedroom wall for a poster of it

It’s the yellow headlights that get you. Well, they get me, and might have been made expressly for that purpose. Although the new BMW M5 CS gets the M(...)

The boy’s mother had been unable to exit the Luas until the next stop at Blackhorse and get another Luas back to her terrified son. Photograph: Google Street View

A four-year-old child was left stranded and screaming on a rail platform when a Luas driver closed the doors before his mother could exit the tram, a (...)

Rosemary Smith trains at Silverstone for the RAC British Grand Prix,  July 1967. Photograph:  Mike McLaren/Central press/Hulton Archive/Getty

Rosemary Smith marvelled at the liveried trucks and cars gleaming in the sunshine at the Circuit Paul Ricard just outside the French city of Marseille(...)

Irish Rail said one train driver failed a test over the past three years, and ‘is no longer employed in a safety-critical role’. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Irish Rail, Dublin Bus and Luas have all sacked or sanctioned drivers over the past three years for failing alcohol and drugs tests. Irish Rail said (...)

Gay Byrne in 1979: He was everybody and no one. File photograph: Eddie Kelly

In September 1993, I went on Gay Byrne’s Late Late Show. I had been writing in The Irish Times about Stay Safe, a schools programme designed to give c(...)

 Johnny  Sexton kicking through to set up Peter O’Mahony for  Ireland’s second try against Russia in Kobe City. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Ireland’s utter reliance on Johnny Sexton is a conundrum for 2020. It is Andy Farrell’s problem ahead of next season’s Six Nations. Right now, right h(...)

Oil pump in North Dakota

Global oil prices have dropped almost 50 per cent below their 2014 high. But here in North Dakota, oil is still the only game in town. Named after He(...)

Seán Bán Breathnach: “I was lucky,” he declares more than once

“Oh, another thing I shouldn’t have done: I lay on a bed of nails,” Seán Bán Breathnach (SBB) confesses, alluding to the time when, for the gaiety of (...)

Menton House, a three-bedroom terraced period house in Skerries, Co Dublin, sold for its asking price of €525,000

Menton House, 9 New Street, Skerries, Co Dublin   Light-filled three-bedroom terraced period house with about 120sq m (1,292sq ft) of living spac(...)

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