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  Thomas J Collins: co-editor of Dublin Opinion died 50 years ago this month

Satire has a long history in writing in Ireland, from the “aoir” of the Irish bardic tradition through Jonathan Swift up to Myles na gCopaleen. Dublin(...)

LÉ Orla: The age of it, LÉ Eithne  and LÉ Ciara means the department may opt to sell them for scrap although all three are believed to be seaworthy.

The Government has decided to formally decommission three Naval Service vessels – one-third of the fleet – in the months ahead. The vessels, the LÉ O(...)

Mary Lou McDonald said that a public inquiry should be time bound and should look in particular at the experience of nursing homes in the first wave.  Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Mary Lou McDonald has said a full public inquiry should be undertaken into the Covid-19 pandemic rather than having a review focused solely on the hea(...)

The LÉ William Butler Yeats will escort the errant vessel to port.

The Naval Service has detained a French fishing vessel for alleged breaches of fishing regulations. A Defence Forces spokesperson said the vessel was(...)

Mohamed Elbahlawan (40). Photograph: Kitty Holland

Three separate investigations are under way into how two fishermen, who were dramatically rescued from a fishing vessel last month, had no permits to (...)

Irish Coast Guard director and head of mission for EUCap in Somalia Chris Reynolds (right) speaking with officials in Mogadishu earlier this year ahead of the Covid-19 outbreak.

When Irish Coast Guard director Chris Reynolds goes about his business, he is at all times accompanied by at least two armoured vehicles and a small p(...)

 Aoife Ní Mhurchú of Medicines Sans Frontiers Ireland met with Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney, above,  on Thursday. Photograph: Henry Nicholls/Reuters

Irish taxpayers are “funding” human rights abuses and “moral crimes” in the Mediterranean, an Irish nurse working in the region has warned. Aoife Ní (...)

The Grand Hotel in Brighton after the IRA bombing in 1984. Photograph: PA

A Catholic priest maintained a network of Europe-wide contacts used to generate arms and money for the IRA, a documentary revealed. Patrick Ryan help(...)

Two fishing boats seized by the  Navy moored in Clogherhead, Co Louth. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

The captains of two small Northern Ireland registered fishing boats who breached fishing regulations in a Co Louth bay have been given the benefit of (...)

The president of the European Council, Donald Tusk, and Egyptian president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi  at  the opening of the  EU-League of Arab States summit in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt. Photograph: EPA/Khaled Elfiqi

Destination countries for refugees and the countries which they leave must work together to break the business model of people smugglers, the presiden(...)

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