The scene at Thomond Bridge in Limerick on Saturday evening as the cage structure was lifted out of the water. Photograph: Liam Burke/Press 22

Tributes have been paid to two workers who died tragically on Thomond Bridge in Limerick at the weekend, as their families prepare for their funerals.(...)

Production crew and sets on Skellig Island as Star Wars Episode VII directed by JJ Abrams begins filming. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

The return of crews filming the new Star Wars film to the Skellig Michael Unesco World Heritage Site off the Co Kerry coast next month will be hugely (...)

Statue of Daniel O’Connell on O’Connell Street in Dublin. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Daniel O’Connell should be remembered in Britain with some sort of memorial in recognition of his contribution to British politics including paving th(...)

Kildare’s Conor Hartley and Tipperary’s Emmett Moloney, who was sent off during the  All-Ireland minor football semi-final at  Croke Park. Photograph: Inpho

Tipperary 0-11 Kildare 0-9 A Tipperary minor football and hurling double perhaps? “Well sure, there is nobody else going to do it,” coach Cha(...)

 The scene at Thomond Bridge in Limerick, where two men drowned after the platform they were working on plunged into the River Shannon. Photograph Liam Burke/Press 22

Investigtaions are continuing in Limerick after two men died while working on a bridge in the city centre. The men drowned after a platfor(...)

Liam Ó Maonlaí plays a few songs and tells Roísín how he’s only just beginning to grow up.

For the final installment of Music Month Roísín is joined by Liam Ó Maonlaí of Hothouse Flowers. Accompanied by tin whistle and a bodhrán, Liam sings(...)

Actor Jeremy Irons. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Actor Jeremy Irons has said that people suffering from suicidal thoughts can reach out and be helped through love, friendship and community, as he unv(...)

UCC president Dr Michael Murphy. Photograph: UCC

State agencies and Government departments should be subjected to international peer review on a regular basis to ensure greater efficiency and effe(...)

Micheál Ó Muircheartaigh with his son Micheál and grandson Aengus. Photograph: Don MacMonagle 5:12

In conversation with Catherine Cleary:  I would say picnics came to the GAA with the coming of motor cars. On the day of a big match there(...)

The final day of my Killarney holiday came with unfinished business. Seduced by the towering MacGillycuddy’s Reeks, I had neglected the charms of Kill(...)