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German NGO mission “Lifeline” with migrants rescued in international waters: Malta and Italy have  refused to let the vessel dock on their shores. Photograph: Hermine Poschmann

As Italy and Malta again turned back a shipful of 239 rescued refugees, European leaders from 17 member states met on Sunday in Brussels hoping agains(...)

Keith Walsh, from Donegal, was awarded a gold medal and finished second overall at the Lifeline Young Butchers International Cutting and Cooking Competition in Perth, Australia on Sunday.

An Irish butcher finished runner-up at an international competition in Australia at the weekend, having also been a member of the Irish team that triu(...)

Central Park: keen birders can find as many as 100 species here on a single autumn day. Photograph: iStock

Lou Reed’s quintessential 1970s hymn to New York nightlife, Walk on the Wild Side, is limited to the strange behaviour of the human animal. Over recen(...)

Ronan Hughes, a 17-year-old from Co Tyrone , who took his own life in June 2015 after he was victim of what the police call webcam blackmail.

Sitting in the flat he shared with two other men in Timisoara in western Romania, Iulian Enache tricked a teenager thousands of miles away in the rura(...)

 David Hall: he and his wife Susan Wiseman Hall are listed as directors of Lifeline. Directors’ emoluments for the year ending June 2015 totalled €209,966

Lifeline, the private ambulance operator service owned by businessman David Hall, reported a €101,231 profit for the 12 months ending June 2015. This (...)

A total of 7,697 suicides were registered in Northern Ireland from the beginning of 1970 to the end of 2015. Photograph: Getty Images

A total of 318 suicides were registered in Northern Ireland last year, the highest annual death toll since records began in 1970. The figures mean an(...)

David Hall in 2011 with Joan Collins TD and members of the Defend Our Homes League protesting at an Allsop property auction in Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson

Shortly after a hitherto unknown storage unit belonging to Console was discovered last Monday, David Hall, the interim chief executive of the suicide (...)

Crisis Text Line: Trained counsellors are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to respond to people in need

Impact Journalism Day (June 25th, 2016) focuses on solutions-based journalism. Fifty-five leading media organisations from 50 countries, including The(...)

The Bí project involves setting up bait hives around the northwest inner city to attract bees. Photograph: Alan Betson/Irish Times

Dublin city will be buzzing in the New Year, if a new urban beekeeping plan takes off. The Bí project involves setting up bait hives around the northw(...)

More than 40,000 people have been bereaved by suicide during less than half a century in Northern Ireland. The suicide rate climbed steadily in recen(...)

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