US secretary of state John Kerry with  his Iranian counterpart, Mohammad Javad Zarif,  during a new round of nuclear negotiations in Montreux, Switzerland,  yesterday. Photograph: Evan Vucci/Reuters

They have spent long hours alone together. They exchange private emails. Their walk along the Rhone river in Geneva in January so unnerved hardline la(...)

Neil Gallagher is tackled by Cork’s Kevin O’Driscoll and Mark Collins during Donegal’s 0-12 to 1-8 victory. Photograph: Andrew Paton/INPHO/Presseye

What did we learn about the likely destination of the Sam Maguire from this weekend’s Allianz League games? At one stage during Dublin and Kerry’s co(...)

According to figures for the fourth quarter, there were 223,107 commercial properties in Ireland, 28,465 of which were vacant. Photo: David Sleator/The Irish Times

The total number of occupied commercial premises in Ireland declined from 195,545 in the first quarter of 2014 to 194,642 by the end of the year, acco(...)

North Kildare Chamber of Commerce, which represents local and multinational companies with a combined workforce of 9,300 people and includes food group Kerry, has found 86 per cent of its members have confidence in the Irish economy. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

More than four out of 10 companies in a chamber of commerce whose members include key employers such as microchip maker Intel and food group Kerry ha(...)

Denis Glennon: scored three points from play

Westmeath 0-15Kildare 0-12Westmeath inflicted Kildare’s third successive defeat of the league as they secured their first win in Division Two. Six poi(...)

Maria Walsh, Rose of Tralee 2014: “The lads who sign up for this year’s festival will have the time of their lives. While there are responsibilities that come with the role, they will have great craic.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Maria Walsh, the Rose of Tralee, has put out a call to young men of Ireland interested in being a Rose escort for the festival from August 14th-18t(...)

Munster schools football final; replay next Saturday

Pobalscoil Chorcha Dhuibhne (Kerry) 1-10 Rochestown (Cork) 1-10An ice-cool Seamus Ó Muircheartaigh held his nerve and drilled a 60th-minute free that (...)

Two women were rescued from Mangerton Mountain in Co Kerry on Saturday afternoon after losing their bearings on the descent.

Two women were rescued from Mangerton Mountain in Co Kerry on Saturday afternoon after losing their bearings on the descent. The women, both Irish, an(...)

Rabhach's Glen, Beara Peninsula Map: OSI Discovery Series, sheet 84. Start & finish: The end of a third(...)

Kieran Donaghy: This time last year the conventional wisdom suggested he was all but done and dusted. Now he’s captain of the All-Ireland champions.  Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Around lunchtime on the day of last September’s All-Ireland football final, a rumour travelled via the Croke Park bush telegraph that Kieran Donaghy w(...)