Part of the crowd at the launch of Independent TD Michael Lowry’s election campaign in the Anner Hotel in Thurles

The recent launch of Tipperary Independent TD Michael Lowry’s general election campaign was no ordinary affair. The ballroom of the Anner Hotel, in h(...)

Emma Coffey at the Fianna Fáil Ardfheis at Citywest, Dublin. “I cannot definitively rule out a coalition with Fine Gael.” Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Delegates at the Fianna Fáil ardfheis differed on whether the party should go into coalition with Fine Gael after the general election. But there wa(...)

Syrian Ayman Amouneh with his family Hanan, son Adib and baby daughter Aleen at their home in Elmwood, Thurles Co Tipperary. Photograph: John D Kelly

It’s a midweek evening in Thurles, Co Tipperary and the Syrian-Irish card game is well under way. “I think we’re going to win again,” says Ayman Amoun(...)

"I love food in all its sugary, moist, buttercream glory. In short, The Cupcake Bloke and his stall makes me happy."

To nominate your Best Shop 2015, click here Today is reader Leanne S Roche’s favourite day at work because it means she gets to visit The Cupca(...)

The Galtees, Tipperary   Start point: From the south Tipperary village of Bansha follow signs fo(...)

Tipperary hurling legend Jimmy Doyle photographed in June 2005 at the Thurles Sarsfields Club at Semple Stadium. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Hundreds of mourners gathered in Thurles on Thursday, the spiritual home of hurling, to pay their last respects and hear warm tributes to one of the g(...)

The Starry Kitchen in Drumcondra was one of 14 food outlets to be served with a closure order in May. Image via Google street maps.

Fourteen food businesses were forced to close by the Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) in May. This is the highest number of closures in one mo(...)

The late Tony Ryan bought ‘Double Portrait of Robert Mason, of Masonbrook, Loughrea, Co Galway, and Sara Monck, Both Seated in an Interior, a Landscape Beyond’   at Sotheby’s in 2005 for £21,000

Adams Blackrock, the south Co Dublin auction house, has stolen a march on its bigger rivals by securing the sale of the remaining items from the fine (...)

Limerick Prison, where Jason Morrissey was found dead in his cell on Saturday. Photograph: Alan Betson

A prisoner serving 18 years for killing a man outside a nightclub has died from a suspected drug overdose. Jason Morrissey (25) from Toomevara,(...)

A ruling that may have significant implications for speeding cases has been taken at Monaghan District Court. Getty Images

Patsy McArdle A ruling that may have significant implications for speeding cases has been taken at Monaghan District Court. Judge Seán MacBride dismis(...)