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A bank draft was sent to the Empress Eugénie in Paris and, following a discussion with a French organisation established to assist casualties, the committee also decided to form an ambulance corps. Portrait of Empress Eugénie by Franz Xaver Winterhalter, 1853

Ireland’s first halting attempt to alleviate distress abroad took place 150 years ago during the Franco-Prussian War. In 1870, the Second French Empi(...)

Joe Coffey: when anyone inquired if he was having a good day, he would reply  “I enjoy every day”.

This article is one of a series about people who have died with coronavirus in Ireland and among the diaspora. Read more at irishtimes.com/covid-19-li(...)

The Shannon Rescue 115 helicopter responded to the incident on Thursday. File photograph: Irish Coast Guard/PA Wire

An Irish coast guard helicopter pilot has described the five-year-old rescued from the Shannon estuary yesterday as “a very lucky little girl”. Cpt S(...)

The Shannon Rescue 115 helicopter responded to an incident on Thursday. File photograph: Irish Coast Guard/PA Wire

A five-year-old girl has been airlifted to hospital in Co Kerry after floating a mile offshore on an inflatable lilo. The alarm was raised on Thurs(...)

On the road again: Bernard O’Shea and Marty Morrissey

Marty & Bernard: On the Road Again (Wednesday, RTÉ One) sees the RTÉ funnyman (one word, no hyphen) Bernard O’Shea taking the RTÉ funny man (two w(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar hailed the “biggest investment in rural Ireland ever” as he announced the signing of the contract for the National Broadband Plan at an event in Glendalough Co Wicklow. Illustration: Getty

Some 300 towns and villages across Ireland are to get high-speed internet hubs while they await the arrival of the National Broadband Plan. The full l(...)

Woman’s death brings to 126 the total number of fatalities in road traffic collisions so far in 2019

Gardaí have appealed for witnesses to a fatal incident in Co Clare on Thursday evening. A pedestrian died from injuries sustained after she was struc(...)

The national commercial vacancy rate rose to 13.3 per cent in the second quarter of this year with the total commercial stock at 212,485 units. Photograph: iStock

The vacancy rate of commercial properties has crept up across the State in the past year with 28,063 units empty by the end of June, a report publishe(...)

Kilrush town hall and square, Co Clare. Photograph:  Eamon Ward

In a series of articles, The Irish Times explores five challenges facing rural Ireland – diversity and migration; poverty; rapid growth(...)

Henry Street in Kilrush, Co Clare. Photograph: Eamon Ward

In a series of articles, The Irish Times explores five challenges facing rural Ireland – diversity and migration; poverty; rapid growth(...)

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