‘The tulip lady’: Welsh-born writer and author Anna Pavord

Mention the Welsh-born writer and author Anna Pavord’s name to any book-loving gardener and almost inevitably they will say “Ahh, the tulip lady”. (...)

 Martin and John Gerard Corcoran,  originally from Galway but living in a London halting site,  pictured leaving the Four Courts following a Civil Court action. Photograph: Collins Courts

A group of Romanian immigrants is working with Irish Travellers to stage car crashes to lodge fraudulent personal injury claims, a judge has stated. C(...)

Gardaí and the Health and Safety Authority are investigating the death of a 40- year-old father of two in an incident on a farm in Co Cork on New Year’s Eve.

Gardaí and the Health and Safety Authority are investigating the death of a 40- year-old father of two in an incident on a farm in Co Cork on New Y(...)

Ruby Walsh in action on Vautour at Cheltenham. “Mrs Susannah Ricci owns them all so it’s a decision that doesn’t have to be made until the last minute.” Photo: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Ruby Walsh will leave it as late as possible before making a decision on his St Stephen’s Day destination.Two of Willie Mullins’ stable stars, Champag(...)

A man pours water over one of the beached whales on Ballyness Beach today. 1:06

Hopes are fading for the survival of any members of a pod of 13 pilot whales which beached in Co Donegal yesterday. Locals mounted two rescue missions(...)

We will fly them on the beaches . . .

Do you know what the German for rose is? It’s rose. Not half as interesting a Friday Fact as talkie-walkie being the French translation of “walkie-tal(...)

Gardaí continue to investigate the discovery of a growhouse at Dereenaling in Ballyvourney, Co Cork.  Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

Gardaí were last night continuing to question three men arrested following the discovery of a sophisticated underground cannabis growhouse with(...)

Although JCB experienced weak construction equipment sales in some areas of the world, it saw business in Africa double and registered growth of 12 per cent in the Middle East. Photograph: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

Digger manufacturer JCB has defied a slump in the global construction market to record the highest profits in its 67-year history. The fa(...)