Winterval 2013: this year’s festival, which was launched on Friday night, will feature 32 events in its five-week duration until December 23rd

Waterford’s annual Winterval Festival will provide a major economic boost to the city through a €14 million yield to the local economy and the creati(...)

Cork Protests under the Right2Water banner are planned for Cork city and towns in the county including Bandon, Clonakilty, Fermoy, Mallow and Youghal.(...)

‘What’s the secret to happiness?’ ‘Realising unhappiness is also fleeting.’ Disappearing ghost On January 29th Paul Kimmage and Brian O(...)

People at work at the Sorwathe Tea Plantation, 90 minutes from the Rwandan capital of Kigali. Photograph: Conor Pope 1:32

The blame for Ireland’s cataclysmic economic crash can be traced back to tea. Were it not for our enduring love of the stuff, a love stretching back m(...)

People will get the chance to walk beside world champion 50km walker Rob Heffernan  (above) in Bishopstown, Co Cork, on Sunday, October 19th, and he will join walkers in Baltinglass, Co Wicklow, on Monday, October 27th. Photograph: Ian MacNicol/Inpho

Irish world champion 50km walker Rob Heffernan has called on the people of Ireland to get their walking shoes on to raise much-needed funds for the Ir(...)

 Former Mayo manager James Horan has been critical of the county boardfor not backing his team in the week between the drawn All Ireland semi-final against Kerry and its replay. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

In James Horan’s first interview since stepping down as Mayo manager, he has hit out at the Mayo county board for not backing his team in the week bet(...)

Armagh and Tyrone players confront each other early on in last weekend’s qualifier clash at Omagh. Photograph: Andrew Paton/Presseye/Inpho

The authorities must condemn them. Managers can’t condone them. The media has to tut-tut away and decide that they’re the worst thing to happen since (...)

Brian Comer: Operates on a deceptively simple rule of thumb that if something is for sale in a top city at significantly less than it cost to build, it’s a deal. Photograp: Ken Lennox

Luck and timing count for a lot in the property business as Brian Comer knows only too well. In 1992, whilst driving to work with his older brother(...)

Eaten green matzo balls are soon forgotten, so the Loyal League of Yiddish Sons of Erin had to be represented by the American Federation of Labour & Congress of Industrial Organisations headquarters, on Broadway, an organisation once headed by the Dublin-born and Jewish Michael Mann, who also chaired LLYSE meetings there. Photograph:  Olivia Barry

The existence of an organisation called the Loyal League of Yiddish Sons of Erin had somehow passed me by until this week. But as I now know, such a p(...)

Limerick’s Seamus Hickey celebrates scoring the final point in injury time to ensure victory over Tipperary in Thurles. Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

LIMERICK 2-18 TIPPERARY 2-16 Nothing daunted by last year’s vintage summer, the Munster hurling championship has so far set about delivering a(...)