In Brisbane: Richard Donovan with wife Patricia and son Michael. They will all be back in Tipperary in September.

Richard Donovan had always wanted to see Australia, so when activity at the civil-works company he worked for began to slow, in early 2008, it seemed (...)

The man was found by gardaí carrying a loaded rifle after having crashed a stolen car. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

A 27-year-old man arrested with a loaded rifle by gardaí on the outskirts of Cork city on Wednesday afternoon is due to appear in court on Friday on f(...)

The man was arrested for firearms offences after he crashed a stolen jeep on Spring Hill in Glanmire on the outskirts of Cork city around 5pm on Wednesday afternoon.

Gardaí in Cork have arrested a 27-year-old man for questioning after he was found with a loaded rifle walking through a residential area on the outski(...)

Trains travelling to and from Dublin to the south of Ireland on Wednesday morning have been delayed for up to an hour. Cork, Kerry and Limerick train(...)

Paul Dunne: produced an amazing display at the British Open where he was co-leader with a round to go.  Photograph: Paul Childs/Reuters

Nigel Edwards won’t feel pressure when he sits down this weekend to draw up the Walker Cup team to face the USA. When the 10 names are announced on Mo(...)

Kentucky Rose Emily Hughes   with Rose of Tralee host  Dáithí Ó Sé. Photograph: Domnick Walsh/Eye Focus

A doctor, a cancer survivor, a cancer survivor who wants to become a doctor, and a PhD student were among the finalists in the first night of the Rose(...)

Cork City Hall: given that the city’s governance dates back to the 12th century, it would be an act of folly of historic proportions for the Smiddy committee to recommend amalgamation of the city and county. Photograph: Getty Images.

It is surely unprecedented in the history of this State that no less than 18 former mayors, from all shades of the political spectrum, would join toge(...)

Francis Bailey says the war “was not a piece of history for me. It directly affected my life.”

Francis Bailey joined the Royal Engineers in England after the Luftwaffe bombed him and his family out of their home in Birmingham. Born in October 1(...)

 Séamus Callanan: the Tippearary full forward did a lot of damage against Galway when the sides met  in last year’s championship. Photograph; Dara Mac Dónaill /

The old line about not knowing what Galway will turn up isn’t strictly true unless you hear it at the start of the year. Once they get motoring in a s(...)

Tipperary manager Eamon O’Shea gives last-minute instructions to his players before the Munster final against Waterford. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Some men deserve to be introduced by their full title. Professor Eamon O’Shea MA, MSc, PhD is an expert in social gerontology and the economics of age(...)