Research from Bord Bia on what people consider the country’s tastiest traditional meal shows two-thirds of Irish people would choose a dinner of bacon and cabbage, with three out of 10 people claiming to crave the dish while travelling abroad. File Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

The Irish food industry may be undergoing a culinary revolution of tastes and flavours, yet the latest research shows we are still savages for bacon a(...)

Stephanie Roche: “I’m the first Irish woman to ever go over and play there. I’ve been given a huge opportunity by Houston Dash and I’m hoping I’ll be able to go over and do well and hopefully be successful over there.” Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill /The Irish Times 1:47

Fifa Puskas Award runner-up Stephanie Roche has announced she has signed a two-year contract with the Texas-based Houston Dash soccer team to play (...)

The Greater Manchester Police has confirmed that Roy Keane was interviewed following a reported altercation with a taxi driver in Altrincham town centre in Manchester in January which led to police being called. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Republic of Ireland assistant manager Roy Keane has been interviewed under caution in Manchester following an alleged road rage incident involving the(...)

Hundreds of students gather outside the Hole in the Wall pub in Galway city for the annual ’Donegal Tuesday’ event. Photograph: C2 Security

Hundreds of students queued outside a Galway city pub on Tuesday morning ahead of an annual Donegal themed event. Donegal Tuesday, held on the second (...)

Gardaí in Co Wicklow are investigating a shooting in Greystones on Monday night. Photograph: Tim O’Brien

Gardaí are trying to establish a motive for a gun attack in Greystones, Co Wicklow that has left a man seriously ill in hospital.Detectives investigat(...)

Glenalbyn Swimming Pool, Stillorgan, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

At the car park outside Kilmacud Crokes GAA grounds in south Dublin, Joe Sweeney stamps his feet to keep warm while waiting for his grandson to finish(...)

Patricia Cartes, global head of safety outreach at Twitter, at the launch of the Online Safety Hub to mark Safer Internet Day. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Children who suffer online abuse through social media could be more likely to experience mental health problems later in life, says Minister of State (...)

Criticisms included allegations of food contaminated with dead maggots, glass, a razor blade in minced meat; a cigarette in a fruit brack; a fly in a jar of marmalade; an insect in an apple tart; the tip of a knife in spare ribs; wire in takeaway food and a metal bolt in a tin of grapefruit.

Dead maggots, insects, wire and a razor blade were just some of the entities discovered in food items in 2014, while the number of food-related compla(...)

Social isolation among older people - those aged 65 years and over - puts ageing populations at a higher risk of dementia, cardiovascular disease and decreased immune system responsivity, according to the Alone charity. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien / The Irish Times

Loneliness among older people is believed to be as damaging to their health as smoking 15 cigarettes a day, with older generations at risk of increase(...)

The vast majority of Irish children believe they know more about the internet than their parents, yet 43 per cent still don’t know how to use the “(...)