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The Fastnet 1979 race memorial to the 15 participants that died situated close to North Harbour at Cape Clear island off the West Cork coast. Photograph: David Branigan/Oceansport

When the massive fleet of 452 boats departs the Solent at the start of the Rolex Fastnet Race on Saturday, Conor Fogerty’s Raw will be among only a ha(...)

The judge dismissed five fraudulent damages claims for up to €300,000. Photograph: Stock image

Solicitors who handle what eventually turn out to be set-up accidents may be contributing to fraudulent personal injury claims, a judge said on Wednes(...)

Sligo councillor Joe Queenan was secretly filmed by the RTÉ Investigations unit. File image: RTÉ.

Two county councillors who were at the centre of an undercover RTÉ investigation more than three years ago have had a number of findings made against (...)

 A tearful Andy Murray says the Australian Open could be his last tournament because of a hip injury that has hampered him for almost two years. Photograph: AP

Andy Murray’s career is all but over. He expects his match against Roberto Bautista Agut in the first round of the Australian Open on Monday to be his(...)

John O’Donnell (37) had pleaded not guilty to a charge of assault causing harm to Seamus O’Donnell (29). Image: Twitter.

A Donegal county councillor has been found not guilty of assault after a 4½ day trial at Letterkenny Circuit Court. John O’Donnell (37) had pleaded (...)

 Designer and Dress for Success founder Sonya Lennon was among the other panellists. Photograph:    Marc O’Sullivan

A calm, rational discussion can be a beautiful and enlightening thing. On Tuesday, I took part in a panel debate about gender inequality in business,(...)

BWG owns retail brands including Spar, Mace and Londis. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Leo Crawford, chief executive of Irish Spar franchise owner BWG, and two other directors of the group are in line to share a windfall of about €75 mil(...)

Joe Queenan - as secretly filmed by the RTÉ Investigations unit. Photograph: RTÉ

A Sligo councillor has described as “not my finest hour” a conversation in which he discussed a possible €200,000 business investment with an undercov(...)

Dan Fox fronted four-piece group Lost in Flight, which had an Irish number one with its single Last Breath.

Not so long ago, Dan Fox was a heartbeat away from rock stardom. In late 2010, Lost in Flight, the four-piece he fronted as lead vocalist and rhythm (...)

John Lubimir on his boat ‘Patriot’ on Inis Mór, Co Galway on Tuesday.

A US yachtsman who had crossed the Atlantic and circumnavigated Ireland before his mast broke into pieces has said he could have found himself in a tr(...)

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