Robert Mccabe

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Irish light: St John’s Point Lighthouse, in Co Down, is the subject of Beneath the Beam, a short film by Rupert Shanks and Yvonne Gordon

The “loom of the light” is a phenomenon that lets you see the glow of a lighthouse from over the horizon. Particles of water vapour in the atmosphere (...)

In this image from video provided by radio station WBFO, a police officer appears to shove a man who walked up to police in Buffalo, New York. Video shows the man appearing to hit his head on the pavement. Photograph: Mike Desmond/WBFO via AP

Two US police officers were arraigned on Saturday on assault charges after a viral video showed them shoving an elderly protester who remains critical(...)

Great lighthouses of Ireland:  Fanad Head, in Co Donegal. Photograph: Andy McInroy/Irish Lights

The road to Wicklow Head lighthouse feels like a departure from civilisation. The 2km path is only wide enough for one vehicle and is banked on either(...)

The Commissioners of Irish Lights said on Thursday that a new rotating lantern on the lighthouse will have the same character as the existing light. Photograph: David Branigan/Oceansport courtesy of Baltimore RNLI

The long sweep of the beam from Ireland’s “teardrop” – west Cork’s Fastnet lighthouse – is due to shorten from Monday, the Irish lighthouse authority (...)

A 1989 photograph of the Fastnet Rock lighthouse during the Fastnet race. Photograph: Peter Thursfield/The Irish Times

Ireland’s lighthouse authority has moved to quell concern over the future of Fastnet Rock light off west Cork by arranging a public meeting early next(...)

Fastnet Rock:  a famous mark in yacht racing. Photograph: David Branigan/Oceansport/courtesy Baltimore RNLI

Plans to dim the beam of Fastnet Lighthouse – known as Ireland’s teardrop by departing emigrants, and a welcome sight for arriving sailors – have ups(...)

Michael Collins and Arthur Griffith commemoration at Glasnevin Cemetary, Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke

Two ‘giants’ of Irish history were remembered at the 93rd annual commemoration for Michael Collins and Arthur Griffith at Glasnevin Cemetery in Dublin(...)

Jim Roche re-enacting the graveside oration of Padraig Pearse, at the Centenary Commemoration of the funeral of O’Donovan Rossa at Glasnevin cemetary. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Thousands of people have attended the commemoration of the funeral of revolutionary Jeremiah O’Donovan Rossa in Dublin’s Glasnevin Cemetery. Bright s(...)

Dr Noreen Burke of the Galway Atlantaquaria, a board director of the Irish Whale and Dolphin Group, with the common dolphin  which was washed up on Grattan Road beach during the high tide and winds in Galway city. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy.

Six lighthouses were damaged in the extreme storm force winds and tidal surges that hit the west and south coasts. There were also several mammal stra(...)