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At the launch of Operation Thor at Garda HQ are Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald, Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan, Deputy Garda Commissioner John Twomey and Gurchand Singh, head of the Garda analysis service. Photograph: Dara MacDónaill/The Irish Times

In the debate on the extent of rural crime, there are two versions of what is happening. The first is inspired by a number of terrible events that hav(...)

View from Thomond Bridge in Limerick city. Bryan Whelan (29), from Bridgetown, Co Clare, died after he became trapped in the River Shannon when  a cage platform he was working on while repairing Thomond Bridge collapsed after a cable being held by a crane snapped. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

The funeral Mass of one of the men who died while trapped in a cage in the River Shannon last Saturday has heard he died while trying to keep others s(...)

The scene at Thomond Bridge in Limerick on Saturday evening as the cage structure was lifted out of the water. Photograph: Liam Burke/Press 22

Tributes have been paid to two workers who died tragically on Thomond Bridge in Limerick at the weekend, as their families prepare for their funerals.(...)

The scene at Thomond Bridge in Limerick on Saturday evening as the cage structure was lifted out of the water. Photograph: Liam Burke/Press 22

A candlelight vigil is to take place at the bridge where two men died in a work place accident in Limerick at the weekend. TJ Herlihy (36) from Castle(...)

 The scene at Thomond Bridge in Limerick, where two men drowned after the platform they were working on plunged into the River Shannon. Photograph Liam Burke/Press 22

Investigtaions are continuing in Limerick after two men died while working on a bridge in the city centre. The men drowned after a platfor(...)

The funeral of Larry and Martina Hayes leaves  the Church of St Peter & Pauls, Athlone for the cemetary. Photograph: Collins

The murderous ideology of Islamic State visited Athlone in a visceral way, the mourners at the funerals of Larry (Lonnie) and Martina Hayes, who died(...)

In last week’s Magazine Catherine Cleary gave us her list of the best burger and barbecue joints in the country, leaving us all salivating. Some of(...)

  Newcastle Woods, Co. Longford   Map: Ordnance Survey. Discovery Series Sheet 41. Down(...)

The Village of Kilmallock, Co Limerick – a photo-realist painting by Mark Kelly, with a €1,000-€2,000 estimate, failed to sell

Paintings deemed “surplus to requirements” from the corporate art collection of Ireland’s State-owned electricity company, the ESB went under the hamm(...)

Detail from Martin Gale’s  painting, ‘Inside Turlough Hill 2014’, one of a series of works commissioned by the ESB

There’s a curve in the road as you drive towards Dublin from Ballymore Eustace, the Co Kildare village where Martin Gale, one of Ireland’s leading (...)

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