It is not known who cut down the cross on top of  Carrauntoohil which was erected on the mountain in 1976 with the aid of about 100 people. Photograph: Cronins Yard/Twitter

A metal cross on the top of Carrauntoohil in Co Kerry – Ireland’s highest mountain – has been cut down, apparently with the aid of an angle grinder.Mo(...)

Former Asada head Richard Ings questions validity of series  for The Cormac McAnallen Cup (above). Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho
The Morning Sports Briefing
  • Sport
  • November 21, 2014, 08:30

Ahead of the International Rules test tomorrow morning between Ireland and Australia, and the validity of the hybrid game has been called into ques(...)

Gordon D’Arcy above with assistant coach Les Kiss, looks set to start for Ireland against Australia. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho
The Morning Sports Briefing
  • Sport
  • November 20, 2014, 09:15

As Ireland look forward to their final game of the Autumn series and their final game of the international rugby calendar year against Australia on(...)

   Plastic bottles, aluminium cans, cigarette butts, fishing litter such as ropes and nets and “sewage-related” litter such as cotton bud sticks are among the main items collected, an Taisce’s coastal programmes manager Annabel FitzGerald told the “Clean Coasts” symposium today in Dublin. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill / THE IRISH TIMES

Cotton bud sticks and baby wipes are still among the top ten marine polluters found during coastal clean-ups, a marine litter conference hosted by An (...)

Declan O’Sullivan will continue his club career but says it would be impossible to play on for Kerry. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Declan O’Sullivan has announced his inter-county retirement although thanks to some “corrective work” on his knees he will be able to continue his clu(...)

Roger Casement leaving court in London before being returned to prison in 1916. Photograph: Hulton Archive/Getty Images

A PSNI museum in Belfast has been criticised for refusing to lend out a pistol which belonged to Roger Casement for exhibition ahead of the 1916 East(...)

The edible Irish seaweed Dilisk. The global market for farmed seaweed for human consumption is currently worth €6 billion.

A rapidly growing European market for seaweed or “sea vegetables” could generate up to 200 jobs in coastal areas, a new report published by Bord Iasca(...)

Darragh O’Se will hope his Kerry U21 team can win a first Munster title at the grade in six years. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Kerry chairman Patrick O Sullivan has confirmed that Kerry have applied to play in and have been accepted into the Hastings Cup for the first time.(...)

The Police Service of Northern Ireland detective sergeant said close to 70 hours of material gathered in Ardcarn Park over a three-month period included a series of meetings involving “leading key figures of a proscribed organisation”.

A dissident republican plot to target judges and police officers in Northern Ireland has been exposed by a covert MI5 operation, a court heard.Listeni(...)

Fighting erupts between Irish and Australian players during the second Test of the 1984 series. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho.

It is hard not to conclude that the International Rules has become to sport what dear old Nidge was to fictive characters of the criminal underworld: (...)