Elizabeth O’Kelly: “She was very quiet . . . She would have reminded you of Miss Marple.” Photograph: Alf Harvey

Fr Seán Kelly says that when Elizabeth O’Kelly gave him €12,000 to help fund the painting of the Catholic Church in Stradbally, Co Laois, she insisted(...)

One man has been rescued from the water at Lough Erne and searches are continuing for a second man

A major search operation is under way for a man who has been reported missing in Co Fermanagh’s Lough Erne. Police and other emergency services are (...)

The Sikorsky S-92 helicopters are equipped to fly in sub-zero conditions, as they have a rotor ice-protecting system which heats the helicopter blades.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

As rescue agencies appeal to people to exercise caution near coasts and waterways during the thaw, the Irish Coast Guard says its helicopters and 20 c(...)

 “The Eclectic Collector” auction is a pretty an apt title for a sale of the bizarre mix of lots which are collectible and sometimes valuabl(...)

Shane O’Neill, round-Ireland cyclist, in Co Donegal

On June 12th, I set off on my bike from East Pier lighthouse, Dún Laoghaire, Co Dublin around Ireland in a clockwise direction. My aim is to stop at l(...)

Caitríona Lucas, the Coast Guard volunteer who died during a search and rescue operation in Kilkee, Co Clare, last year.

The British Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) is reviewing the circumstances surrounding the death of Irish Coast Guard volunteer Caitríona Lucas o(...)

Alex Ellis-Roswell: Walking the length of the Irish and British coastlines in aid of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution. He has already raised €18,000. Photograph: Olga Leszczynska

It will take some 20 million footsteps and about four years and Alex Ellis-Roswell isn’t even halfway there. Ellis-Roswell (23) is determined to pay (...)

Acting Taoiseach Enda Kenny chats to President Michael D Higgins at the Easter Sunday commemoration ceremony and parade from O’Connell Street, Dublin. Photograph: Maxwells

The Easter Sunday centenary commemoration at the GPO was told the “short lives and big dreams” of the men, women and children of 1916 “extended the ho(...)

The Crew of ‘Nama’ John Harnes, Gillian Mangan, Ger Crowley, David Price, Nigel Croft and David Crowley and Joey the labrador who rowed around Ireland. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

A team of 20 relay rowers and a dog will complete a circumnavigation of Ireland on Saturday when they ply their craft into Bray Harbour in Co Wicklow.(...)

Fergus (16) and Nathaniel (23) Ogden. Photograph: RNLI

When brothers Nathaniel and Fergus Ogden set off from Baltimore in June to sail around Ireland in a small boat not much bigger than a dinghy, two sun-(...)

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