Ships arrive in Dublin for the 2018 Tall Ships Regatta. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

The Scottish Maritime Museum is to stop referring to ships and boats as “she” and instead adopt gender neutral terms after the word “she” was scratche(...)

Able Seaman Des Branigan photographed in 2014 at an  event to mark the 30th anniversary of the liquidation of Irish Shipping. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Tributes have been paid to former diver, Irish Shipping veteran and trade unionist Des Branigan who has died at the age of 98. Mr Branigan, from Dubl(...)

Humpback whale off Cork. Photograph: Pádraig Whooley/IWDG

There is a vast array of everyday wonders around this island’s 7,800km rim. With the help of a group of coastal cognoscenti, here are 55 alternatives(...)

Liam Keogh (95) is one of the last surviving children of Easter Rising veterans and has kept his father’s copybook for more than 50 years. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

The release of the Military Service Pensions Collection will awaken many folk memories for those whose relatives were involved in the Easter Rising(...)

May 1st, 1916: A barricade made of carts, in Great Brunswick Street, Dublin, during the Easter Rising. Photograph:  Hulton Archive/Getty Images

Earlier this week, we posted a message on The Irish Times Facebook page asking for you to tell us the stories of relatives who you think may have been(...)