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The €35,000 worth of cocaine and €140,000 in cash that was found in Kilmore on Saturday. Photograph: An Garda Síochána

Gardaí have seized €200,000 worth of cannabis, €35,000 worth of cocaine and €140,000 cash in two separate searches in Dublin. The cannabis was found (...)

Selton Hill, Co Leitrim. Along with Sean Connolly, one of the ablest guerrilla leaders outside Co Cork, the five other IRA men who died were Seamus Wrynne, Joseph O’Beirne, John Reilly, Joseph Reilly and Michael Baxter

In March 1921 during the War of Independence, two ambushes occurred in Co Leitrim which are woven into the landscape and the folk memory of the county(...)

Blacksod Lighthouse on the Belmullet peninsula, Co Mayo. The Belmullet electoral area has the highest rate of Covid-19 in the State. Photograph: iStock

Dr Keith Swanick’s car swings into the carpark of his modern, well-equipped family practice in Belmullet after yet another weekend house call – this t(...)

The car park at St Brendan’s church in  Coolock, Dublin, stands empty last March as Fr Paddy Stanley celebrates Sunday Mass broadcast live via webcam. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

There have been further calls for churches to be allowed open for public worship as Level 5 restrictions advise otherwise across Ireland. These state (...)

The relatives of those who died in the Stardust disaster pictured outside the Dublin City Coroner’s Court, before an inquest pre-hearing took place. Photograph: Damien Eagers

The preliminary inquest hearing into the deaths of 48 people in the 1981 Stardust tragedy was “momentous step in the families’ path to justice” the Du(...)

The figure includes   an unspecified number undergoing a one-year pre-seminary programme for those considering whether they have a vocation. File photograph: Getty Images

A total of 13 men have begun training for the Catholic priesthood in Ireland this year including an unspecified number undergoing a one-year pre-semin(...)

Sam Kendrick was presented with a medal by Dutch ambassador Adriaan Palm on the roof of Enniscorthy Castle on Friday. Photograph: John Walsh

The Dutch ambassador to Ireland has honoured one of the last Irish survivors of the Battle of Arnhem 76 years ago for his part in the Liberation of t(...)


Teachers, pupils and staff are unsure what’s waiting for them when they return after almost six months away due to covid-19. The principal Matt(...)

 Christine Keegan holds photographs of her daughters Mary  and Martina   outside the Dáil on the 37th anniversary of the Stardust fire, in  2018. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Long-time campaigner for those killed in the Stardust fire Christine Keegan has died, her family has confirmed. Christine Keegan’s two daughters Mar(...)

Bishop-elect Martin Hayes on his appointment as Bishop of Kilmore at the Cathedral of Saint Patrick and Saint Felim, Cavan. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

The newest Catholic bishop in Ireland spent time working at California’s Silicon Valley in a previous life. In 1981 Fr Martin Hayes (60) graduated f(...)

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