Brian Keenan was teaching at the American University of Beirut when he was kidnapped by the pro-Iranian Islamic Jihad in April 1986. He was freed in 1990. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Fine Gael leader Alan Dukes wrote to the tánaiste Brian Lenihan in 1988 to tell him of a “cynical and disquieting” move by the Iranian ambassador to c(...)

Declan Connolly and his  wife, Charlotte, who is believed to be the only person in Ireland with  Degos disease.  Photograph: James Flynn/APX

A Mullingar man is to walk from his home to Leinster House this week in protest at the refusal of the Government and the HSE to treat his wife with on(...)

Kinvara green  before the quayside area was tarred over to allow work on a new sewage treatment plant. Photograph: Aerial Video Photo Production

On the eve of the annual gathering of Galway hookers in Kinvara, the harbour community has appealed for the return of its lost village green. A publ(...)

Declan Connolly with his wife Charlotte, who is believed to be the only person in Ireland suffering from Degos disease. Photograph: James Flynn/APX

A Mullingar man has appealed to the Government to fund an experimental treatment for his wife with one of the world’s most expensive drugs in order to(...)