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The sun sets behind Irish Lights vessel Granuaile, anchored off Black Rock  in Co Mayo, where dive teams are searching the wreckage of  Irish Coast Guard helicopter Rescue 116: the tragedy has brought back painful memories of  other losses at sea. Photograph: Chris Radburn/PA Wire

Silhouettes of Achill Head, Croaghaun and Slievemore against a blue sky and flat, calm sea off Blacksod on Friday belied the treacherous nature of the(...)

Aoife Winterlich (14) was swept into the sea off Hook Head in Wexford last December and again fell into the sea as rescuers attempted to bring on her board the Irish Coast Guard helicopter. She died in hospital five days later. File image: Bryan O’Brien.

No criminal charges will be brought in relation to the death of a 14-year-old girl scout from Dublin. Aoife Winterlich, from Walkinstown, Dublin 12,(...)

Solid fuels such as coal and turf for domestic heating remains the main cause of poor air quality in rural towns and villages, especially those not on the national gas grid. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

A near-doubling of the number of cars on Ireland’s roads and the continued burning of solid fuels are the key drivers causing poor air quality in Irel(...)

Minister for Trasport Shane Ross says, “My department’s allocation of €344 million for public transport investment will also ensure completion of the Luas cross-city project, which is the most significant capital project in public transport since the original Luas Red and Green lines opened.”

Commuters are set to benefit from an increase in spending on public transport next year. Minister for Transport Shane Ross pledged an increase of €3(...)

Minister for Public Expenditure and Refom Paschal Donohoe gives his speech.

In making my first Estimates Statement to the Dáil, I am aware that my responsibility differs from that of my predecessor in his first year in Office.(...)

The replica emigrant sailing ship the Dunbrody in New Ross Co Wexford after her launching yesterday. PHOTOGRAPH - FRANK MILLER 11.2.01 The replica emigrant sailing ship the Dunbrody in New Ross Co Wexford after her launching yesterday. PHOTOGRAPH - FRANK MILLER 11.2.01

The Wild Atlantic Way route developed by Fáilte Ireland lit a fuse under the tourism industry on the western side of the country. Now, the tourism age(...)

Aoife Winterlich fell into the sea as rescuers attempted to bring on her board the Irish Coast Guard helicopter. File image: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Gardaí have submitted a file to the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) in relation to the death of a 14-year-old girl scout. Aoife Winterlich from (...)

Political consultant Thomas ‘Tad’ Devine, who was Bernie Sanders’s chief strategist and who also advised Bertie Ahern. Photograph: Joshua Yospyn/ Washington Post/Getty Images

It was dark and cold, but Bernie Sanders’s 5am rally in early February, from the back of a pick-up truck in New Hampshire, stays with the Vermont sena(...)

Nadezda Prochukhan, who got 615 points in her Leaving Cert and is now studying at Trinity College

An asylum seeker who received anonymous donations of about €20,000 to pay for her first year at Trinity College Dublin has been granted the right to (...)

Numbers entering primary school are projected to peak in about 18 months time to almost 575,000 children

While the baby boom of recent years is seen as healthy news for the future of the country, it is set to pose a major challenge for one sector in parti(...)

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