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France-based Paul Swail comes home to guide across Ireland regularly, but most of his work is done around the Alps

Living in “the best place in the world” didn’t happen by chance for Paul Swail, who settled in Chamonix at the foot of Mont Blanc – capital of alpinis(...)

There have been  4,732 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Northern Ireland, with a total of 53,704 people tested. Stock photograph: David Ramos/Getty

There were calls for people to observe social distancing rules as the latest figures from the Department of Health showed that two more people died in(...)

Andrew McGinley with his children Conor (9), Carla (3) and Darragh   (7). Photograph: An Garda Síochána

Andrew McGinley, the father of three young children who were found dead at their home in Dublin earlier this year, has appealed to the public to write(...)

The Percy French memorial artwork in Newcastle, Co Down, designed by Andrew Todd. Photograph: Kelvin Boyes/Press Eye/PA

The coronavirus epidemic is proving again the wisdom of Blaise Pascal’s famous lament: “All the troubles in the world stem from man’s inability to sit(...)

The scene  outside the house in Newcastle, Co Dublin, where the three McGinley children were found last Friday.  Photograph:  Stephen Colllins/Collins Photos

The tragic deaths of three young children on Friday night left the community in Newcastle, west Co Dublin, struggling to find words to describe what h(...)

An ambulance outside a house Newcastle, Co Dublin where three children were found dead on Friday. Photograph: PA

From early this morning in Newcastle, Co Dublin young women began placing bunches of flowers at the entrance of Parson’s Court, the estate where the b(...)

Gardaí at the scene at Parson’s Court, Newcastle, Co Dublin where the bodies of three children were discovered in a house. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

The bodies of three young children have been found in a house in Dublin and a woman in her 40s has been taken to hospital for treatment. The discover(...)

The judge asked defending counsel if his client had a ‘motivation to leave the scene because of his intake of alcohol’. File photograph: Getty

A father-of-one who alerted gardaí to the fact that he had been responsible for a hit-and-run crash the previous night later admitted he had been drin(...)

Just as, from a secular perspective, different cultures can enrich one another, so differing churches can do likewise. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Anglican-Roman Catholic International Commission (ARCIC), along with many other bilateral theological dialogues, is a fruit of the Second Vatican (...)

Church services

CATHEDRALS Armagh -St Patrick’s Church of Ireland --Sunday services at 10am (Holy Communion), 11am (Sung Eucharist) and 3:15pm (Choral Evensong). Mon(...)

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