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File image of Pat Finucane Centre director Paul O’Connor. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA

The director of one of Northern Ireland’s most prominent human rights organisations has admitted he was a member of the IRA in the early 1970s. Paul(...)

Sligo Gaol

County: Sligo Incident: Jailbreak at Sligo Gaol Date: June 26th, 1920 The widow of a TD who was executed during the Civil War took her own life 14 ye(...)

Alicia Shaw:  pleaded guilty to sample charges of taking money from an 82-year-old woman in Donegal. Photograph: North West Newspix

A mother of three who took a Co Donegal pensioner’s bank card and used it to steal her life savings of almost €27,000 has been jailed for 18 months. (...)

Mark Fair at a previous sitting of Letterkenny Circuit Court.

A man who threatened to kill gardaí and rape their children when he made a series of abusive calls from Australia to a Garda station has been jailed f(...)

A man has appeared in court charged with making grossly offensive telephone calls to five different female gardaí at a Co Donegal Garda station. File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

A man has appeared in court charged with making grossly offensive telephone calls to five different female gardaí at a Co Donegal Garda station. Mark(...)

From left, Frank Thornton, GRA vice-president; Jim Mulligan, GRA president; and Pat Ennis, general secretary GRA, at the association’s annual conference at the Brehon Hotel, Killarney, Co Kerry. Photograph: Valerie O’Sullivan

All of the gang members involved in worsening feuding in Drogheda, Co Louth, are known to gardaí and will face the consequences of their actions, Mini(...)

Donegal businessman Jim Ferry:  Planning to run in the forthcoming local elections. Photograph: Collins Courts

When forensic accountant Gerard Murray peered into the finances of rogue Donegal waste collector and serial polluter Jim Ferry, he did not see wonderf(...)

Schools are to be equipped with new energy-efficient windows, heating systems, lights and renewable technologies under a new pilot project. Photograph: iStock

Seventeen older schools are to be transformed into top-rated energy-efficient buildings this year as part of pilot programme to be extended across hun(...)

Rowan Kelly (front) from Bray with other members of Climate Strike Fridays for Future, spending their thirteenth  consecutive Friday protesting about climate change outside the Dáil. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

During a talk on climate change a few years ago, secondary school pupil Conal O’Boyle heard something which jolts him still. “We were told that kids (...)

Danny McLaughlin: ‘I probably will get a bit annoyed as the weekend goes on. And on Monday morning when I can’t get to work’. Photograph: Danny McLaughlin/PA

The news of flybmi’s collapse is a cause of major concern for a civil engineer living along the Border who used the airline frequently for work. Brit(...)

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