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 President Michael D Higgins. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

President Michael D Higgins and his wife Sabina will begin a three-day visit to the UK on Monday. Mr Higgins will begin his visit in Birmingham and (...)

Irish romance: Tristan and Isolde in a 1902 painting by Edmund Leighton

From Dublin to Cork to Wicklow, follow in some famous footsteps and visit the sites of Ireland’s greatest love stories. As befits the count(...)

File photograph: Fishing boats tied up at Castletownbere, Co Cork

Gardaí investigating the discovery of human remains in fishing nets off the Irish coast have confirmed that a fisherman, matching identification docum(...)

Dog walkers in Oxfordshire, England. Photograph: Victoria Jones/PA Wire

Widespread severe frost and ice is expected in many parts of the country as a yellow weather warning remains in place until Saturday. Saturday is ex(...)

Women walk past snow-covered phone boxes in Braemar in the Scottish Highlands. Photograph: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

Travel was disrupted, households suffered power cuts and schools were shut as heavy snow swept across the UK on Thursday, the union’s coldest day for (...)

Gardaí say they are following definite lines of inquiry in their attempts to identify two bodies found off the west Cork coast and in Wexford. Photograph: Eric Luke Staff Photographer

Gardaí say they are following definite lines of inquiry in their attempts to identify two bodies found off the west Cork coast and in Wexford, but war(...)

A file image showing trawlers in Castletownbere in Co Cork. Photograph: Getty

Gardaí in Cork are liaising with French and Spanish police following the discovery of human remains by a French trawler fishing off the Irish coast at(...)

Racing driver Hunter Abbott with AlcoSense personal use breathalyser. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

Every household in Ireland should be given a single-use breathalyser because of the implications of tighter drink-driving legislation now in force in (...)

Nikola Tesla: developed Faraday’s  induction invention

I detest power cords and cables for my various smart devices and domestic appliances. Why is it that almost every device seems to require a different (...)

Handout photo taken with permission from the Twitter account of @NDK72 of the Kuzma Minin, a 16,000-tonne Russian cargo ship, run aground off Gyllyngvase Beach in Cornwall. Photograph: Nigel Kitto/PA Wire

Rescue vessels were heading to assist a Russian bulk cargo ship after it ran aground off beaches in southwest England, Britain’s coastguard said on Tu(...)

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