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Irish Coast Guard operations manager Gerard O’Flynn  and Garda Supt  Tony Healy speak to the media as air, sea and shore searches continue on Wednesday  for the three crew missing from the Irish Coast Guard Sikorsky S-92 helicopter  off the north Mayo coast. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

A signal from the Rescue 116 Sikorsky S92 “black box” has been detected close to Blackrock lighthouse, some 13 km off Mayo’s Mullet peninsula. Irish (...)

Ballycastle couple Genevieve and Brian McLernon have been hired to run the Manor House hotel on behalf of the island. Photograph: Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press

When Robert Gage was appointed rector of Rathlin, off the Antrim coast, he was described as “completely lord of the island who banishes his subjects t(...)

One of the ‘tar balls’ on  Keel Beach in Achill Island, Co Mayo.

The Irish Coast Guard has said that balls of crude oil which have washed up on the shores of Achill Island, Co Mayo, are harmless and may be due to po(...)

Joanne Byrne, from Finglas, with her daughter Róise (18 months) at the sixth annual ‘Flowers for Magdalenes’ remembrance event at Glasnevin Cemetery in Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The State must help identify every woman and child who died at all Magdalene laundries and Mother and Baby Homes, a survivors’ group has said.* The (...)

Dublin Port says it aims to handle increased shipping, with a particular focus on the south side of the Liffey

Dublin Port Company has denied that its revised masterplan will expedite construction of an eastern bypass across Sandymount Strand. The port also s(...)

The first wild salmon of the year has been caught on the Munster Blackwater river in Co Cork.  File photograph: Mark Runnacles/Getty Images

The first wild salmon of the year has been caught on the Munster Blackwater river in Co Cork. Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) confirmed that the 7lb (...)

Co Mayo hotelier Cathal Hughes has bought historic Westport House in a deal that will see €50 million invested in the 455 acre estate.

The Mayo-based Hotel Westport Ltd has bought historic Westport House in a deal that will see €50 million invested in the 455 acre estate. The selle(...)

Stock image of a young reporter at work. “Back in no-low-fares, no-internet 1990, being on the Paris-based Journalists in Europe (JE) programme was like stepping into another world; or, perhaps more precisely, just stepping into the world.” File photograph: iStockPhoto/Getty

It was idealistic, fun, paid for by others, and it involved travel – lots of travel. Even today it would be a young journalist’s dream. But back in n(...)

Atlantic Dawn: the value of its  fishing assets was increased substantially by the European Commission’s decision to hinder the efforts of owners of other Irish vessels to upgrade their fleet

The former owners of Atlantic Dawn, which once was Ireland’s biggest-ever trawler, stand to gain a bounty of at least €135 million from a series of de(...)

 A fishing boat out of Howth is seen fishing off the coast of Dublin. Irish fishermen have secured a larger quota for next year. Photograph: Alan Betson / THE IRISH TIMES

The Irish fishing fleet will secure some 233,500 tonnes of quota next year which is worth €280 million to the industry, Minister for Marine Michael Cr(...)

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