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The emergency services were alerted and according to local media, paramedics worked to try and resuscitate the little girl at the scene before she was taken by ambulance to a local hospital. Photograph: iStock

A five-year-old Cork girl who drowned in Germany last week will be laid to rest on Monday. Emmy Eckert was holidaying with her parents, Andreas and D(...)

It was not clear how the lion escaped the area that was supposed to be locked. File photograph: Getty Images

A lion killed a young worker at a wildlife conservatory after it got loose from a locked space, the centre in North Carolina said. Alexandra Black (2(...)

Drifting snow made the road at Rathmore, Co Kildare, impassable. On Friday night, Met Éireann extended its red snow-ice warning for counties Dublin, Kildare, Wexford, Wicklow and Meath until 9am on Saturday.  Photograph: Niall Sargent

Unprecedented snowfalls in parts of the country have raised serious concerns that the effects of Storm Emma may force the closure of hundreds of schoo(...)

When Billy McConville was aged six, the IRA abducted his widowed mother, Jean, murdered her, and secretly buried her body

Billy McConville, who has died after a short illness, was a survivor of two of the North’s greatest horrors. When he was aged six, the IRA abducted hi(...)

 Brendan Duddy (right) at the unveiling at NUI Galway of documents highlighting the secrecy involved in communications between the British government and IRA during the Troubles. File photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Brendan Duddy, the Derry businessman who was the secret back-channel between the IRA and the British government during the Troubles, has died. Mr Du(...)

The Government has nominated High Court judge Ms Justice Iseult O’Malley for appointment to the Supreme Court

The Government has nominated High Court judge Ms Justice Iseult O’Malley for appointment to the Supreme Court. It has also agreed to nominate two sen(...)

Charlie Flanagan: Government  ‘strongly committed to  protection of domestic workers’. Photograph: Alan Betson

The former United Arab Emirates ambassador who was accused of treating three of his domestic staff like “slaves” has paid them compensation for their(...)

John Murray of Gregg Road in Cork was found guilty of five counts of sexually assaulting a girl while in her teens at four locations in the city on various dates between March 1996 and October 1998. Photograph: Daragh McSweeney/Cork Courts Limited

OLIVIA KELLEHERA former lord mayor of Cork was jailed for a year today (Mon) and placed on the Sex Offenders Register for sexually assaulting a teenag(...)