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A spokeswoman for the HSE said there has been an increase in staff numbers for the National Ambulance Service  every year since 2015, but demand for the service also increased during that time.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

An increase in emergency calls means some ambulance waiting times have posed a challenge in recent times. For the people affected by the delays, they (...)

People out during Storm Barra on the East Pier in Dún Laoghaire, Dublin. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Schools, creches and third-level institutions in counties currently or scheduled to be under red and orange weather warnings due to Storm Barra have b(...)

Dr Fiona Kelly of Bank Place Clinic in Castletownbere in west Cork

Doctors have expressed varying views on the decision by the Government to extend free GP care to six and seven year olds as part of a broader strategy(...)

Just 40 per cent of 32 coastal areas surveyed were deemed clean to “European norms”. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Fewer than half of the State’s beaches and harbours have been deemed clean, but the situation is getting better, according to an annual survey publish(...)

The Castletownbere RNLI crew rescued the kayaker and his dog, Lucky, after a night out at sea. Photograph: Castletownbere RNLI

Lucky by name and lucky by nature – that was the opinion of seafarers in Castletownbere, Co Cork, on Wednesday morning when a lone kayaker and his epo(...)

Barry Coughlan who was  last seen leaving the Moonduster pub in Crosshaven on May 1st, 2004.

Skeletal remains found in a car off a pier in Co Cork have been identified as those of a man missing since 2004. Gardaí said following DNA analysis t(...)

Hangin’ on the telephone: Independent TD for West Cork Michael Collins.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

As they say in call centres, the complaint has been escalated. So now, alongside a Tánaiste under Garda investigation for inappropriate leaking, we m(...)

The French registered fishing vessel Rio Da Bouza that recovered a partial human torso when fishing 180 miles south of Ireland and brought the remains to Castletownbere, West Cork. Photograph: Niall Duffy/WestCorkPhoto

Gardaí have been praised for their work in identifying a fisherman, whose partial remains were dragged up in nets by a trawler over 300 kilometres off(...)

Derrynaflan, Co Tipperary

Despite the difficulties of the past year there are plenty of new, exciting attractions around Ireland this summer. Here, we find opportunities to int(...)

Marius Rucinskas, a Lithuanian national, pleaded guilty to assault causing harm to his wife, Renata Rucinskeine on January 1st 2020. Cork Circuit Criminal Court. File photograph:

A 44-year-old convicted murderer tried to suffocate his wife after tearing out clumps of her hair and pulling off her eyelash extensions following a N(...)

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