Five fishermen drowned after the “Tit Bonhomme” sank in January 2012. Photograph: Daragh Mac Sweeney/Provision

Three medals for marine gallantry were handed out last night as a result of the Tit Bonhomme tragedy which occurred in January 2012 off the Cork coas(...)

Patrick O’Sullivan from Leap with Taylor the puppy rescued by Coastguard volunteers from the bottom of a mineshaft near Glandore, Co Cork

A beagle pup that spent two nights at the bottom of a disused mineshaft has been hoisted to safety in a dramatic rescue. Cliff rescue Coastguar(...)

UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon praised Panama yesterday for seizing a North Korean ship carrying arms from Cuba, adding that the UN sanctions committee would take up the issue promptly. Cuba said the weapons were being sent back to North Korea for repair and included two anti-aircraft missile batteries, nine disassembled rockets, two MiG-21 fighter jets, and 15 MiG-21 engines, all Soviet-era military weaponry built in the middle of the last century. Photograph: Carlos Jasso/Reuters

North Korea broke four days of silence early today over a rusty North Korean freighter impounded by Panama for concealing a load of Cuban weapons, ins(...)