Huge crowds turned out at Rathmore railway station to welcome home the victorious Kerry senior and minor football teams yesterday evening. Photograph: Eamonn Keogh

“Country roads, take me home/ To the place I belong.” The voice may have been John Denver’s but the sentiment was surely felt by all of the 2,000 or s(...)

At the Urlingford Arms in Urlingford, Co  Kilkenny, yesterday, from left:  Shauna Cleere, Thomas Broderick (Kilkenny fan) and his son Conor (Tipp fan)  watch  the game. Photograph:  Dylan Vaughan

And. . . breathe.The neutrals may welcome another shot at an All-Ireland hurling final but can the locals in Kilkenny and Tipperary bear it? Will the(...)

Connemara Mining chairman John Teeling: the zinc industry is finally coming back to life. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Exploration firm Connemara Mining has awarded an exploration licence for a zinc prospect in Co Kilkenny.The Prospecting License 3313 is located to the(...)

Lisheen Mine in Co Tipperary, where Mario Francis (49)  was killed in a rock fall on Thursday. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The body of the mine-worker killed in an underground rockfall on Thursday will be repatriated to his native Philippines(...)

Lisheen Mine in Co Tipperary. Photograph:Alan Betson/The Irish Times

A driver has been killed by a rockfall inside a mine in Ireland. The man in his 40s was buried in the loader he had been operating in a shaft o(...)