Since becoming involved in 2015, Irish Naval Service personnel have rescued more than 18,000 people. Photograph: David Jones

As word spread through the Naval Service last week that Operation Sophia, the European Union’s military mission to rescue migrants in the southern Med(...)

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A 49-year-old deputy primary school principal has been jailed for 18 months after he pleaded guilty to possessing and distributing child pornography f(...)

Prof Brian Fitzgerald, director of Lero, the SFI Irish Software Research Centre: “People . . . have observed how artificial intelligence and machines have replaced bank staff and supermarket checkout operators.” Photograph: Sean Curtin

More than one-third of Irish adults fear their jobs will be replaced by artificial intelligence or robots, with 11 per cent expecting it to happen in (...)

National Crime Agency handout photo of Border Force cutter HMC Vigilant intercepting a catamaran off the south west coast of Cornwall. Photograph:  NCA/PA Wire

Five men have been charged after being captured at sea with the assistance of the Irish Defence Forces while allegedly in possession of at least 500kg(...)

Brian Fitzgerald, a nightclub head of security, was shot in November 2002  because he refused to allow the Limerick-based McCarthy-Dundon gang sell drugs in the club where he worked. File photograph: Press 22

Limerick gangland criminal Gary Campion has lost his Supreme Court appeal over his conviction for the murder of Brian Fitzgerald, a nightclub head of (...)

Cuala’s David Treacy and Kevin Lee of Liam Mellows in action in Thurles. Photograph: Ken Sutton/Inpho

Cuala (Dublin) 1-17 Liam Mellows (Galway) 0-11 David Treacy fired seven points as All-Ireland champions Cuala reached the St Patrick’s Day decider wi(...)

 DIT manager Billy O’Loughlin’s side proved too strong for an outclassed IT Tralee. Photograph: Oisín Keniry/Inpho

IT Tralee 1-7 DIT 2-17 A two-goal salvo just before half time by wing back Enda Flanagan from Cavan ended this one-sided Sigerson Cup quarter-final (...)

The  ‘LÉ Eithne’ rescue operation in the Mediterranean. Photograph: Irish Defence Forces

Italian ambassador to Ireland Giovanni Adorni Braccesi Chiassi has said there is growing tension in Italy over the large numbers of migrants landed a(...)

An  LE Eithne rescue operation in the Mediterranean in June 2015. Photograph: Irish Defence Forces

Minister of State for Defence Paul Kehoe said he was immensely proud of the Naval Service as the LE Eithne and its crew prepared to depart for the Med(...)

Blackrock Lighthouse off the Mayo coast: Attempts are to be made by the Irish Lights ship Granuaile early on Wednesday morning to deploy a remotely operated vehicle (ROV) in the continued search for three missing Irish Coast Guard air crew. Photograph: John Eagle

The main wreckage of the Rescue 116 helicopter which crashed with four crew on board off the north Mayo coast over a week ago has been found in waters(...)

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