Sean McGrotty, who was in his late 40s, his two sons Mark (12) and Evan (8), and the boys’ granny Ruth Daniels (59) died alongside Mrs Daniels’ daughter Jodi-Lee (14)

The driver of a car that slipped off Buncrana pier with the loss of five lives last year was more than three times over the drink driving limit, an in(...)

The slipway at Buncrana Pier after the incident in which five people died in March 2016.  Photograph: Peter Murtagh

A pre-inquest hearing into an incident in which five members of the same family drowned off Buncrana has heard first responders could not open their c(...)

Weever fish stings can cause severe pain

Beach-goers have been warned to be wary of the poisonous weever fish during the current spell of good weather and leading in to spring tides at the we(...)

A swimmer enjoys the good weather in Grand Canal Dock, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Dublin Fire Brigade and Irish Water Safety have warned people against performing “unsafe” water stuns during this week’s sunny spell. They were comme(...)

Cian O’Shea (4) from Laois at the ‘My Land, Your Land - Ireland’ exhibition at Bloom in the Phoenix Park. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

The June bank holiday weekend will see a host of events and festivals take place from Friday to Monday. Here is what you need to know about traffic (...)

Swimmers have been warned that drowning risks increase during bank holiday weekends. Photograph: Alan Betson

Swimmers have been urged to take care over the June Bank Holiday weekend due to increased risks of drowning associated with cold waters, as well as th(...)

Wreck of the ‘Pere Charles’ trawler, November 8th, 2007. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Julia Hennessy had met helicopter pilot Capt Dara Fitzpatrick before. The Irish Coast Guard captain was in charge of the Sikorsky S-92 for the commemo(...)

‘Ronan was a magical little boy. He was full of life, love and was extremely affectionate,’ his parents said in a statement.

A three year old boy stepped into a bubbling jacuzzi and disappeared underwater at a hotel kids club, an inquest heard. CCTV footage revealed the fin(...)

Justin Duggan with his sister Emily who rescued him from a hidden septic tank  in Co Laois. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Alan Herdman paddled around the corner of a rocky outcrop and saw eight children slipping helplessly beneath rising waters. He couldn’t save them all.(...)

Galway City Councillors form a guard of honour as the remains of Bobby Molloy are taken to the New Cemetery in Galway. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy.

Former Cabinet minister Bobby Molloy was a politician imbued with “personal warmth, intelligence” and “humility” during his “long -filled life”, mourn(...)

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