The Government is putting in place contingency plans for Irish ports in the event of a no-deal Brexit. Photograph: Eric Luke

Rosslare and Waterford ports could take spillover freight traffic from Dublin Port should the State’s main seaport suffer delays from new customs afte(...)

As part of plans to create a high-speed Dublin-Belfast rail network, Irish Rail  wants to reduce the journey time from two hours and 15 minutes to less than two hours and eventually 90 minutes. Photograph: Getty Images

Irish Rail is considering ways of conducting Border checks on board the Dublin-Belfast train using technology under contingency plans for a “hard Brex(...)

Family and friends applaud as the remains of Eoghan Culligan pass through a guard of honour after the funeral mass at the Church of the Annunciation in Rathfarnham. Photograph: Alan Betson

Huge crowds thronged the grounds of the Church of the Annunciation in Rathfarnham this morning for the funeral of Berkeley balcony collapse victim Eog(...)

Men place candles at a memorial during a candlelight vigil for the victims of the Berkeley balcony collapse in California. Photograph: Elijah Nouvelage/Reuters

Another day, another emotional period for the families of the Irish students who died in Tuesday’s accident in Berkeley as they make final preparation(...)

Mr Deenihan was accompanied by the parents of three of the students who died on Tuesday - Marie and Gerry Culligan, parents of Eoghan (21), Jim and Patricia Walsh, parents of Eimear (21), and Kenneth and Sinead Miller, parents of Lorcán (21). Photograph: Simon Carswell/The Irish Times

The six Irish students who died in the balcony collapse in California on Tuesday have “become the children of Ireland, ” Minister of State for the Dia(...)

Six Irish students have been confirmed dead in Berkeley California. They are (clockwise from top left): Eimear Walsh (21), Olivia Burke (21), Ashley Donohoe (22), Lorcán Miller (21), Niccolai Schuster (21) and Eoghan Culligan (21).

Eimear Walsh (21) Eimear Walsh, a medicine student at UCD, has a brother named Robert. She had listed her spoken languages on Facebook as English, Iri(...)