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The Irish Coast Guard Marine Emergency Rescue Co-ordination Centre at Valentia was notified and carried out a search operation involving an Irish Coast Guard helicopter from Shannon. File photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Gardaí are to prepare a file for the Coroner’s Court following the completion of a postmortem on the body of a 69-year-old fisherman recovered from th(...)

A car burns as a crowd of more than 100 people gathers following the fatal shooting of a man in Milwaukee on Saturday. Photograph: Calvin Mattheis/Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel via AP

Protesters fired gunshots, hurled bricks and set a gas station on fire in Milwaukee on Saturday night, hours after a patrol officer shot and killed a(...)

James Morrissey, owner of the Late Late Bar New York

A Leitrim GAA match from the 1950s on the TV, an Irish showband tune ringing out, a plate of hairy bacon and watery cabbage, the exponential round sys(...)

USA’s Michael Phelps and  Caeleb Dressel encourage a team-mate during the Men’s 4x100m freestyle relay final. Photograpgh:  Gabriel Bouys/AFP/Getty Images

In retrospect, it seemed inevitable: Michael Phelps displaying that famous crooked grin and yet another Olympic gold medal, the 19th of a life that pr(...)

 Pictured at the launch of the Ludgate Hub in Skibbereen are (l-r) Sean Atkinson, ceo of Siro; John Field who donated the building; Anne O’Leary, ceo of Vodafone Ireland and Sean O’Driscoll, Glen Dimplex Group President. Photograph: John Allen

The opening of a revolutionary 1 Gigabit digital hub in Skibbereen in West Cork which aims to facilitate the creation of 500 jobs locally by 2020 has (...)

File photograph of protesters outside a Baltimore court house at the trial of a police officer  for his role in events that led to the death of Freddie Gray in April 2015. File photograph: Michael Mathes/AFP/Getty Images

Prosecutors in Baltimore on Wednesday ended their effort to prosecute the police officers involved in the death of black detainee Freddie Gray, after (...)

Pokemon Go players at Akihabara shopping district in Tokyo on Friday. Photograph: Toru Yamanakatoru/AFP/Getty

1. A woman playing Pokemon Go in a cemetery had to call emergency services to rescue her after she got stuck up a tree. Firefighters in Clarksboro, N(...)

Dallas Police Chief David Brown  said he was convinced  any hesitation in giving the go-ahead to kill the shooting suspect on Thursday night would have allowed the gunman the chance to harm more police officers. Photograph: Erik S Lesser/EPA

The chief of the Dallas Police Department on Sunday vigorously defended the use of a bomb mounted on a robot to kill a gunman who shot to death five p(...)

Sarah and Grace O’Shea, with Trish Messom at The Stuffed Olive in Bantry: Sarah looks after the accounts and front of house, Grace bakes bread and cakes and Trish makes the salads and specials. Photograph: Emma Jervis Photography

Family values, a culture of collaboration, respect and sense of community are the common denominators in these five west Cork kitchens run by remarka(...)

A man holds a sign of support during a prayer vigil in a park following the  shooting dead of five police officers in Dallas, Texas, US, July 8th, 2016. Photograph: Carlo Allegri/Reuters

A black US Army reservist who served in the Afghan war and said he wanted to “kill white people” took part in an attack in which five police officers(...)

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