The scene at Thomond Bridge in Limerick on Saturday evening as the cage structure was lifted out of the water. Photograph: Liam Burke/Press 22

(...) third worker, 36-year-old Paul Murphy from Askeaton in Co Limerick, managed to free his harness and swim(...)

Novelist Julian Gough reprises his early career as lead singer with Toasted Heretic, flanked by an early novel by Leonard Cohen and a forthcoming poetry collection from PJ Harvey

(...) and Juliet, the very funny Jude: Level 1, the prologue of which won the prestigious BBC Short Story(...)

Kieran Drain (right), chief executive of the Tyndall National Institute, with Damien English, Minister for Skills, Research and Innovation, at the launch of the Tyndall 2014 annual report. Photograph: Conor McCabe Photography

(...) that bring together third-level researchers and industry are critical to the economy. This matters at a(...)

A huge loss for society

(...) high level of emigration. CSO figures show that emigrants have been very responsive to changing(...)

Last year 11,016 housing units were built in Ireland, a lower figure than in the year records began, 1970, when 13,887 houses were built. Photograph: Rui Vieira/PA Wire.

(...) apartments were built across the State. It plummeted to its lowest level since records began, 8,301 homes, in(...)

Nickel Ashmeade, Usain Bolt, Nesta Carter and Astafa Powell take a picture with fans after winning gold in the 4x100m men relay during the Beijing 2015 IAAF World Championships at the National Stadium. Photo: Diego Azubel/PA

(...) have helped level that playing field. That Ireland failed to make the medal table was hardly surprising(...)

In Brisbane: Richard Donovan with wife Patricia and son Michael. They will all be back in Tipperary in September.

(...) – 39,800 of all nationalities who left Ireland in 2014 had a third- level qualification – could(...)

Using Barry Moran  as a defensive sweeper against Donegal to negate the influence of Michael Murphy was a bold statement by Mayo’s joint managers Pat Holmes and Noel Connelly. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

(...) own. It offered substantive proof that Mayo were still too open in the last third of the field. It was(...)

Ireland coach Joe Schmidt faces a number of difficult decisions when it comes to selecting his squad for the World Cup. 2:54

(...) these 10, the least experienced at international level is Craig Gilroy, with six caps, and as he was(...)

Empty pot: charities are facing funding shortfalls after the departure of Chuck Feeney. Photograph: Peter Dazeley/Photographer’s Choice/Getty

(...) research and third-level institutions. Shaking a bucket The closure of the two groups was foreseen, and(...)