Shanagolden

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Eighteen-month-old Eliza O’Brien from Shanagolden in Co Limerick arrived in Australia on board the Blundell along with her mother in 1851. Photograph: Jane Theau

Two and a half years ago Australian artist Jane Theau asked me to write a voiceover for an art exhibition commemorating the 150th anniversary since th(...)

Pope Francis waves as he leaves after attending the Festival of Families at Croke Park during his visit to Dublin on Saturday. Photograph: Reuters

Martin Taylor is among a large group of volunteers who have been recruited to circle the pitch in Croke Park waving flags from around the world as an (...)

Heavy flooding on the N3 at Junction 2, Blanchardstown Centre on Wednesday afternoon after heavy rain caused the River Tolka to burst its banks. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

Heavy rain caused flash flooding and road closures across the country on Wednesday. Flooding was reported across the east, with an elderly woman bein(...)

 Vehicles drive through floods as workers attempt to clear drains after heavy flooding on the Strawberry Beds, Lower Road near Lucan.Photograph: Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin.

Two housing estates in Mountmellick, Co Laois were evacuated on Wednesday when the Owenass River burst its banks due to heavy rain resulting in floode(...)

People on bridge despite road closed to Wooden bridge in Dollymount, ahead of Hurricane Ophelia hitting Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Hurricane Ophelia has caused widespread disruption on the country’s roads, with fallen trees making many impassable. A Roadwatch has released a list (...)

Aurimas Petraska admitted stealing €80,000 worth of women’s clothes from Isobel Boutique, Adare, Co Limerick. Picture from Google Maps

A member of a burglary gang – who used cars, loaded with concrete blocks, to smash into retail stores – has been jailed at Limerick Circuit Court for (...)

Aurimas Petraska admitted stealing €80,000 worth of women’s clothes from Isobel Boutique, Adare, Co Limerick. Picture from Google Maps

Gardaí and international police units are investigating a “professional” burglary gang which has targeted businesses in Munster. During a recent ope(...)

A second Lithuanian man was seriously injured when he was shot in the face by a member of the armed Garda support unit.

A 31-year-old Lithuanian man arrested at a Garda checkpoint where another man was shot in the face by an armed member of the force has appeared in cou(...)