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Members of the media and police officers surround a vehicle carrying John Clancey after his arrest on Wednesday during an apparent crackdown on pro-democracy figures. Photograph: Chan Long Hei/Bloomberg.

Hong Kong police have arrested 53 pro-democracy politicians in one of the biggest purges of the city’s opposition since Beijing imposed a tough new na(...)

People at a candlelit vigil in Dublin for George Nkencho. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Much of the final hour of George Nkencho’s life was filmed, with the videos shared around social media and WhatsApp groups despite pleas from his fam(...)

Currently the Irish Air Corps provides top cover in many SAR missions, using its CASA maritime patrol aircraft. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Some of Ireland’s search and rescue (SAR) functions may be carried out by aircraft based in the UK, raising concerns among senior Irish military offic(...)

Garda training: Many armed gardaí go their entire careers without firing or even drawing their weapons. File photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Accidental discharges account for almost a third of all Garda firearms use in the past five years. Since 2016 armed gardaí have fired their weapons o(...)

One of the two women rescued in Galway Bay being taken off the Coast Guard helicopter at UCHG. Photograph by Aengus McMahon

The mother of one of the young women rescued in Galway Bay has said paddleboards would “never darken the doors of our houses again”. The two cousins,(...)

A hearse carries the remains of Det Garda Colm Horkan in Ballaghaderreen, Co Roscommon, on Friday evening. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

Colm Horkan was the 35th garda killed by gunfire since the foundation of An Garda Síochána in 1922, a figure which includes two incidents of friendly (...)

The state oil giant raised $25.6 billion (€23 billion), surpassing Chinese ecommerce group Alibaba’s $25 billion share sale in the US n 2014

Saudi Aramco has priced its long-awaited initial public offering at the top end of its range, making it the world’s largest new listing. The state oi(...)

 Dr Owen Worth, of the University of Limerick told a conference on the rise of right wing extremism that while hate crime is rising in Ireland, Celtic nationalism was lacking in ‘destructive elements’.  Photograph: Alan Betson/ The Irish Times

Online anti-immigrant sentiment is well established in Ireland but a successful far right political organisation is much less likely to gain traction,(...)

Paul Pogba celebrates Manchester United’s win over Spurs at Wembley. “I am enjoying my football now. I like to be more attacking. I had to defend too much before and that is not my best attribute.” Photograph: Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPA

David de Gea said the Premier League was now seeing “the real Manchester United” after they won 1-0 at Tottenham to extend Ole Gunnar Solskjær’s perfe(...)

Bernard Lucas, husband of Caitríona, who died when her rib capsized during a rescue off Kilkee, Co Clare. Photograph: Eamon Ward

There can be few rescuers in any coastal community anywhere occupying the tough and lonely position held by west Clare farmer Bernard Lucas. Bernard (...)

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