The hulk of the ‘Betelgeuse’ lies at the oil Jetty at Whiddy Island in Co Cork on January 9th, 1979. File photograph: Pat Langan/The Irish Times

Successive Irish governments have been accused by the son of a victim of the Whiddy Island disaster of treating Irish workers as second-class citizens(...)

Explosion at the Gulf Oil terminal at Whiddy Island, Bantry, Co Cork, in which 51 people died as the French tanker The Betelgeuse unloaded its cargo. Photograph: Paddy Whelan

Michael Kingston had just celebrated his fourth birthday the day before his father, Tim, was killed in the Whiddy Island terminal disaster on January (...)

The gates of Coolmore Stud, which have been closed to all but the most well connected among the world’s horseracing set for more than 40 years, are to open to the public for the first time this summer. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times.

The gates of Coolmore Stud, which have been closed to all but the most well connected among the world’s horseracing set for more than 40 years, are to(...)

Harpist Marina Cassidy chats with Maurice Moloney of Fethard Business & Tourism Group, composer Andrew Lloyd Webber and Joe McGrath, chief executive of Tipperary County Council, at the launch of the Fethard Horse Country Experience. Photograph: Pat Moore.

One of the country’s most important walled towns, which has a long association with horseracing, now has a landmark visitor attraction to commemorate (...)

Brian McGee: ’Debris rained down on Bantry.’ Photograph:  Tony McElhinney

“I had no choice but to write the book because Whiddy would never leave me alone. It’s always been with me, but hopefully now with the book I can clos(...)

The hulk of the Betelgeuse tanker lies at the oil Jetty at Whiddy Island following the disaster. Photograph: Pat Langan

A survivor of the Whiddy Island oil terminal disaster in Bantry Bay, west Cork, yesterday spoke of the impact the tragedy continues to have on him (...)