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An  American Airlines jet has diverted to Shannon Airport. File photograph:  Mike Fuentes/Bloomberg News

A transatlantic jet has diverted to Shannon Airport after a number of passengers and cabin crew complained of feeling unwell due to an odour in the ca(...)

rail

More than two years after it was promised, the Government is reviewing a possible extension of the western rail corridor from Athenry, Co Galway, to C(...)

Inis Oírr on the Aran Islands. Photograph: Chris Hill

The results of an innovative project aimed at preserving the unique biodiversity and tourism appeal of the Aran Islands will be presented at a two-day(...)

Leo, one of Sorcha O’Raghallaigh’s star sign illustrations.

Skirting the issue An old-fashioned kitchen staple, the fabric curtain was often used under the sink instead of unit doors, particularly in small scu(...)

President of Ireland Michael D Higgins has extended his sympathy to the family and friends of musician Tommy Peoples, who has died aged 70. A messag(...)

A short holiday at home is the perfect way to spend the last days of summer. Photograph: iStock
Have an August adventure

There’s nothing as depressing for kids as trying on new school uniforms in summer, so how about schools of a different kind? A boat trip from Dolphinw(...)

Bishop Fiachra Ó Ceallaigh pictured in 2009. He died on Sunday aged 84. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Requiem Masses will be held in Dublin and Ennis, Co Clare this week for Bishop Fiachra Ó Ceallaigh, former Auxiliary Bishop of Dublin, who died on Sun(...)

The Shannon near Athlone: the OPW and local authorities have completed 12 flood relief schemes protecting towns in the wider Shannon catchment, including Athlone. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

There are some 20 State agencies from the ESB to Waterways Ireland charged with protecting aspects of the Shannon river. In addition, a number of ot(...)

A false widow spider. File photograph

Fears have been expressed for the future of Ireland’s only native lizard species after a specimen was found to have been eaten by an alien killer spid(...)

John and Una Kelly holding a photograph of their daughter Edel and grandchildren Jack and Lee at their home in Kilrush Co Clare. Photograph:  Press22.

The family of a young woman who died of breast cancer has secured €600,000 under a settlement of its High Court action against the Health Service Exec(...)

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