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Michael, Jim and James Gallagher at home in Burtonport, Co Donegal. The Gallaghers helped to rescue 13 people, mainly young children, off Roaninish in August 1956.

No VHF radio. No mobile phones. No blue-light convoy at the head of the quay. Donegal fishermen Michael and James Gallagher remember the relative sile(...)

‘I was working abroad when I attempted to take my own life, so I was committed to a lunatic asylum abroad’

Michael doesn’t talk about his gambling addiction much anymore. “The difference between the life I live now and the life I led before going for treatm(...)

‘I knew I had crossed a line when I was drinking in the morning,  the afternoon, and  the evening’

When Dubliner Declan got married at the age of 27 he thought things were going well. “I used to drink a bottle of wine at home, not every day, but I’(...)

Gambling man: Dermot Griffin, chief executive of National Lottery. Photograph: Tom Honan

Halfway through my interview with the National Lottery boss, Dermot Griffin, I ask if he thinks playing the Lotto is gambling. It’s a loaded question (...)

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses following a hit and run collision in Carlow town in June.

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses following a hit and run collision in Carlow town in June. Two pedestrians were injured when they were hit by a ve(...)

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to a hit-and-run collision in Co Carlow on Saturday evening.

Two people have been injured in a hit-and-run incident in Carlow yesterday evening. The incident happened on a local road in the Urglin Rutland area(...)

Alexander (Aleck) Crichton:  May 9th 1918 - April 18th 2017. Photograph: Brian Farrell

Alexander (Aleck) Crichton had a long life but he never wasted a moment. He was a whiskey magnate who served as governor of Bank of Ireland. A second (...)

Eddie Staunton was receiving first aid when a man shot him a number of times.

A hit-and-run victim was receiving first aid on a Dublin street when he was shot, it has emerged. Eddie Staunton was cycling along James Joyce Street(...)

Kieran Mulvey, former chair of the Workplace Relations Commission, will next week submit his report about what needs to be done to regenerate Dublin’s northeast inner-city. Photograph: Eric Luke

Young people’s criminal records should be wiped once they reach 25, the former chair of the Workplace Relations Commission has said. Kieran Mulvey w(...)

Sarah Kelleher, chair of the Lourdes Community Youth Service, outside  the former Rutland Street school. It appears a promise to refurbish the building is about to be reneged on. Photograph: Alan Betson

The credibility of the Government’s much-vaunted regeneration of Dublin’s north-east inner city is under threat as a key element seems unlikely to be (...)

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