Donal Cosgrave told the Kerry court: “You have to have a full stomach for hard work... I did not enter the house, I ate the bacon and cabbage on the back porch. ..And mom gave me some mustard, and a little bit of dessert.”

A 50-year-old man told a court he was “bribed” with the offer of home cooked bacon and cabbage to go to his mother’s house and cut the back lawn. He (...)

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(...)

The late Dr Francis J O’Reilly (left) with archaeologist Peter Harbison in TCD in 1999. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The removal of Dr Francis J O’Reilly, former chancellor of Trinity College Dublin, will take place today. Dr O’Reilly, who died at his home in Rathmor(...)

Cannabis worth €160,000 has been seized in Co Kerry. Photograph: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

Gardaí investigating the cultivation of cannabis in the Kerry area have seized cannabis plants with an estimated street value of up to €160,000. (...)