Kiera Leahy, from Raheen, in the award-winning garden created for Bloom which has a permanent home in heart of Limerick. Photograph: Sean Curtin Photo

(...)’s status as Ireland’s first National City of Culture.The Limerick Cultural Garden was a silver medal winner(...)

The coffin of former taoiseach Albert Reynolds arriving at Shanganagh Cemetery  following his funeral service at the Church of the Sacred Heart in Donnybrook. Photograph: Maxwells/PA

Brugha Barracks, Dublin), carried the coffin draped in the national colours to the waiting hearse(...)

A man holds up a sign in memory of US journalist James Foley during a protest against the Assad regime in Syria in Times Square in New York. Photograph: Carlo Allegri/Reuters

Britain is close to identifying a suspected British national shown beheading American journalist(...)

  Cork’s Billy Dennehy scores with the follow up after missing a penalty against Bohemians at Turner’s Cross. Photograph: Ryan Byrne / Inpho

(...)’Connor to finish impressively beyond the reach of Town’s Paul Hunt from an awkward angle. Nine minutes(...)

Sole Power ridden by Richard Hughes (number 6) wins the Coolmore Nunthorpe Stakes on  Day Three of the 2014 Welcome To Yorkshire Ebor Festival at York Racecourse. Photograph: Anna Gowthorpe/PA Wire

Richard Hughes squeezed Sole Power through the eye of a needle to claim his latest Group One success in the Coolmore Nunthorpe Stakes at York. (...)

Former ISA pathway campaigner turned offshore sailor and dinghy coach Ben Lynch. Photograph: David Branigan/Oceansport

(...) “performance pathway” that feeds the elite sailing programme.Today sees the start of the 420 class National(...)

Ronan and Donard McGreevy. Photograph: Brian Cross

(...) little bit longer. Well, we’ve reached that point in our hunt for the perfect 99. All through the summer(...)

 An undated handout photograph provided by GlobalPost oshows American journalist James Foley who was kidnapped by unidentified gunmen in  Syria. The Islamic State (IS) militia released a video on 20 August 2014 purporting to show the decapitation of Foley. Photograph:  Nicole Tung / Courtesy of Global/EPA 1:10

(...).Apparently a British national, the killer is just one of hundreds of European Muslims drawn to join Islamic(...)

Nico Hatron and Fiona Hatron-Byrne with their children Kiran (9) and Harry (19 months), at Cabinteely, Co Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke

(...) national park seven times a day. One of its Heritage Week events will be a mini beast hunt (booking(...)

Fossil fueled: Kristin Donnan Standard, Peter Larson and Dinosaur 13 director Todd Douglas Miller

National Guard descended upon the institute and hauled off the huge fossilised remains. Larson and his team(...)