Taking flight: Mick Barry in action at Dublin Hill in 1984. Photograph: Denis McGarry
Modest monarch of Irish road bowling
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  • December 20, 2014, 01:00

Mick Barry, who has died aged 95, was the greatest player ever to compete in the minority sport of road bowling, a 17th century game introduced to Ire(...)

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Nobel Prize winner Professor John O’Keefe at University College Cork, where he delivered a lecture at a neuroscience symposium and received an honorary doctorate. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision.

An Irish-American scientist, who earlier this year was awarded the Nobel Prize, has been conferred with an honorary doctorate from University College (...)

Gardaí have arrested four men and a woman and are looking for another suspect following an incident where two officers were attacked and hit with ston(...)

Two bodies have been recovered from the river Lee in Cork city by Naval Service divers. Photograph: stock image

Having somewhere to call home is important to help people address whatever other challenges they may face, a campaigner against homelessness has de(...)

A 49-year-old man is recovering in Cork University Hospital following a stabbing incident in Skibbereen, west Cork. Photograph: Google Street View

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Syd Cheatle: concerned about a Government decision to cut funding for community development officers.

“The funding continues as far as March and, after that, nobody knows what is going to happen. Obviously we are trying to lobby to prevent it being cut(...)

 Birr Castle’s Winter Wonderland children’s festival begins this weekend. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Christmas FairsChristmas comes early to Birr Castle demesne this weekend for the Winter Wonderland children’s festival. Beginning on Saturday and runn(...)