Firefighter in breathing apparatus extinguishing a car fire tonight in South Dublin. Photograph: Dublin Fire Brigade/Twitter

Dublin Fire Brigade received hundreds of fire-related calls on Halloween, traditionally one of its busiest days of the year. The fire brigade had rec(...)

In one incident, a man in his 40s who has yet to be named died while swimming near Portumna, Co Galway. Meanwhile, John Early (56), died suddenly after he had been swimming near Terryglass, Co Tipperary. Both locations are towards the north of Lough Derg, above. File photograph: Google Maps

Two men have died in separate incidents after swimming in different parts of Lough Derg. In one incident, a man in his 40s who has yet to be named d(...)

Niloo Sarafan and Conor McGreevy on their wedding day

Each Saturday on irishtimes.com/weddings we'll report on couples’ love stories. We'll tell the tales and show the pictures of these fabul(...)

Irish doctors prescribe antibiotics for colds and flus unnecessarily, for fear of offending their patients, a new study has found. Dr Laura Noonan sa(...)

Foreign-born women living in Ireland are 10 times more likely to breastfeed than their Irish counterparts, a conference heard yesterday. But the absen(...)