‘Sport is sport, and it’s not really a place where you’re trying to make major statements about other things.’ Above, Dublin Devils before a recent match in Phoenix Park, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill 2:24

As the marriage referendum draws nearer, Irish people are left to contemplate not only the issue of matrimony, but the broader narrative of attitud(...)

Westminster elections

Sir, – I have just been reading an account of a parliamentary election in Carrickfergus in 1807 where 20 men went to the polls as only men with suffic(...)

Gardaí closed the R232 for a period after the crash to facilitate a technical examination of the scene.

A rugby coach is still being treated in hospital for injuries sustained when a bus carrying an U14s rugby team overturned in Donegal on Saturday. The (...)

The R232 Laghey to Pettigo road has been closed for a technical examination.

A number of children have been taken to hospital after a bus carrying an U14s rugby team crashed in Co Donegal. The crash happened at 2.50pm on the R2(...)

Stephen Tumilty (35), Craigs Road, Carrickfergus, was due to stand trial next week for having the prohibited weapon and 15 drugs offences. Photograph: Getty Images/Comstock Images

A Co Antrim man has pleaded guilty to possessing a mobile phone stun gun. Stephen Tumilty (35), Craigs Road, Carrickfergus, was due to stand trial nex(...)

A woman in her 50s has died after a two-car collision in Co Antrim last night, the PSNI has said.

A woman in her 50s has died after a two-car collision in Co Antrim last night.The collision took place near the Marine Highway in Carrickfergus .Chief(...)

  Seafra Guilfoyle  will be going for gold at the ISAF Youth Worlds in Tavira, Portugal today.

Cork’s Seafra Guilfoyle lost his week-long lead late yesterday evening but can still deliver Ireland’s first ever gold at the ISAF Youth Worlds today (...)

Dr
Alasdair McDonnell:
“The situation in Northern Ireland has become volatile and, with threats of a ‘graduated response’ from unionism that will affect government and politics, could get worse.” Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

Sinn Féin and the SDLP have briefed Taoiseach Enda Kenny and new Tánaiste Joan Burton on the political and community tensions triggered by next Satur(...)

Wood pellets: new technology from Active Energy Pelleting converts by-products from industry into biomass fuel granules for micro combined heat and power boilers

With a growing emphasis on reducing carbon emissions, driven by EU targets, attention has been turning in recent years to renewable energy resources, (...)

Ukip leader Nigel Farage  with  Ukip MLA David McNarry  having  a pint at the Europa Hotel in Belfast.  Photograph: Paul Faith/PA

Ukip leader Nigel Farage was nearly denied his customary pint after campaigning in Belfast yesterday. When he arrived at the Europa Hotel in central(...)