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Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin taking part in the annual Way of The Cross  procession from the Wellington monument to the Papal Cross in the Phoenix Park on Good Friday. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin lamented the “harshness” of Irish Catholicism in the past while speaking at a ‘Way of the Cross’ event on Friday.(...)

An Post has issued two stamps marking Irish Coast Guard’s provision of search, rescue and monitoring services at sea, on the coast and waterways of Ireland. The stamps  are based on an original painting by the late Caitríona Lucas, who  lost her life while volunteering with the Coast Guard on September 12th, 2016.

The family of an Irish Coast Guard volunteer who died while on a search mission have said they are proud her artwork features on two newly-issued(...)

Karl ‘Gobble’ Haugh: stabbed in Kilkee

A Clare man who admitted stabbing another male in the back during a row has been acquitted of murder but convicted of manslaughter. Robbie Walsh (23)(...)

Karl ‘Gobble’ Haugh: stabbed in Kilkee

A murder accused told gardaí during an interview that he “only went out for a few cans and ended up killing someone”, the Central Criminal Court has h(...)

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 (...)

Caitríona Lucas, the Coast Guard volunteer who died during a search operation at Kilkee, Co Clare.

There were five significant faults with the rigid inflatable boat (Rib) Caitríona Lucas put to sea on as part of an ill-fated Irish Coast Guard rescue(...)

 Caitríona Lucas was described as “talented, hardworking” and a “deeply committed” member of the Doolin unit.

Minister for Transport Shane Ross says he has broadened a review of the State’s search-and-rescue framework in response to the highly critical finding(...)

Caitriona Lucas, the Coast Guard volunteer who died when a rigid inflatable boat flipped during a search operation at Kilkee, Co Clare

The final report into the death of Irish Coast Guard volunteer Caitriona Lucas off the Clare coast over two years ago is highly critical of safety man(...)

Caitríona Lucas, who died during  a search operation at Kilkee, Co Clare in 2016

The Irish Coast Guard called for a “substantial reappraisal” of a Marine Casualty Investigation Board (MCIB) report into the death of Doolin volunteer(...)

The report found that upgrade works are needed to protect four beaches with poor quality bathing water at Clifden, Co Galway;  Merrion Strand, Loughshinny; and Sandymount strands in Co Dublin. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

There are 38 towns and villages across the State discharging raw sewage into the environment, according to a new report from the Environmental Protect(...)

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