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 Sally O’Neill pictured at Áras An Uachtarain in March 2015 with President Michael D Higgins and Sabina Higgins. Photograph: Maxwell’s

Tributes have been paid to Sally O’Neill, a leading figure in the overseas development organisation Trócaire, after her death in a car crash in Guatem(...)

Donegal Airport’s runway, voted most scenic in the world. Photograph: Owen Clarke

Donegal Airport has been named the most scenic in the world for the second year in a row. The airstrip at Carrickfinn finished ahead of Barra Airport(...)

Maria Mercedes Gomez (65) is from the Rio Blanco community in Honduras who are resisting the construction of a hydro-electric dam. Photograph: Garry Walsh/Trócaire.

Almost 250 people around the world were murdered last year for defending land, indigenous people and environmental rights, according to a report by Tr(...)

Corkwoman Mary Elmes, who saved Jewish children in occupied France from Nazi concentration camps

A Cork woman who became known as the Irish Oskar Schindler for her efforts to save Jewish children in occupied France from the concentration camps has(...)

The council has estimated that the bridge will see up to 3.9 million users a year and result in a cutting of journey times of 1.8 minutes per day which will equate to savings of €11.20 per hour

Cork City councillors will choose the name of the latest bridge to be constructed across the River Lee on Monday with a leading Irish-American trade u(...)

Bedfordshire Police Chief Constable Jon Boutcher speaks to the media in Belfast to give an update on the Stakeknife investigation.Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

“If I wanted to be popular I would have got a Labrador, ” said Bedfordshire chief constable Jon Boutcher who is leading an investigation into one of t(...)

Aileen Harte, a history and geography teacher, has struggled to secure registration since returning from the UK last summer.   Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Aileen Harte, a history and geography teacher, has no shortage of qualifications or experience. She has a BA in heritage studies from Galway-Mayo Ins(...)

Corporation tax receipts have nearly doubled since 2012 to €8.2 billion and are on course this year to top €10 billion for the first time. Photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

The tax and benefit measures announced in October’s budget will reduce household income by an average of 0.7 per cent, according to a study by the Eco(...)

Stéphane Crouzat, French  ambassador  to Ireland,  Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim, an indigenous woman from the Mbororo pastoralist community of Chad, and  Mary Robinson, president of the Mary Robinson Foundation – Climate Justice at the  climate change conference in Trinity College, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

The rights of communities in the midlands who have depended on its bogs for a living over many decades need to be protected as Bord na Móna gets out o(...)

President Michael D Higgins speaking in  Dublin Castle on Saturday after he was re-elected. Photograph: Collins

Here is the full text of President Michael D Higgins’s acceptance speech, delivered after his re-election was confirmed in Dublin Castle on Saturday n(...)

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