Glenroyal Hotel & Leisure Club in Maynooth, Co Kildare: bought by the Comer Group for €10.5 million

A portfolio of seven hotels first offered for sale in January has sold for over €35 million. The so-called “Crystal Collection” included the Glenroyal(...)

Killarney National Park: one of the white-tailed sea eagle chicks  hatched in the park. Photograph: Gareth McCormack/Imagefile

The first white-tailed sea eagles chicks in Co Kerry in over 100 years have successfully flown their nests. One was hatched in Killarney National Park(...)

A visitor to Fenit in Co Kerry was attacked while swimming at sea by a gull. The attack happened about 70 metres off the shoreline and medical attention was needed. Photograph: ThinkStock

A swimmer has been attacked by a seagull in the sea at Fenit in Co Kerry. The attack happened on Tuesday last week around 70 metres off the shorelin(...)

A Fermanagh fan cheers on her team during Sunday’s quarter-final against Dublin in Croke Park. “They were 10 points down with 15 minutes go to and you would think they were the team winning.” Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho.

I found what happened in Croke Park this weekend to be eerie and genuinely disturbing. It made me fear for the game. The gap between the elite coun(...)

James O’Donoghue  injured his shoulder on Sunday, but county website says the player has not sustained any serious injury. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Dublin’s comfortable but not exactly incident-free progress to the All-Ireland football semi-final was the latest step forward in what has been a gre(...)

Impression of the sub-sea observatory at the Galway Bay test site, connected back to shore by a cable which has already been installed. Photograph: SmartBay

A sub-sea observatory is due to be installed in Galway Bay when weather permits, as part of a significant development of the State’s ocean energy tes(...)

Galway’s Caelom Mulry is tackled byBrendan Martin of Tipperary. Photograph: Inpho

Tipperary 1-10 Galway 0-6 Alan Tynan helped himself to 1-5 as Tipperary bounced back from their Munster minor football final heartache to seal an All-(...)

A crowd of 58,680 were present for Sunday’s All-Ireland football championship double header. Photograph: Inpho

Capital crowds The announcement in Croke Park on Sunday that the attendance was 58,680 drew an acerbic response from one of the more ‘seasoned’ member(...)

Kerry’s Stephen O’Sullivan is tackled by Sligo’s Brian Mahon. Photograph: Inpho

Kerry 2-12 Sligo 1-6 Conor Geaney led the destruction of Sligo with 1-4 as holders Kerry powered through to the All-Ireland minor football semi-finals(...)

Animal rights activists are urging organisers of this year’s Puck Fair in Killorglin , Co Kerry , “to take the live goat out of the festival”, saying tradition can never be used to expose animals to physical and psychological damage. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

Animal rights activists are urging organisers of this year’s Puck Fair in Killorglin, Co Kerry , “to take the live goat out of the festival”, saying t(...)