Donal Cosgrave told the Kerry court: “You have to have a full stomach for hard work... I did not enter the house, I ate the bacon and cabbage on the back porch. ..And mom gave me some mustard, and a little bit of dessert.”

A 50-year-old man told a court he was “bribed” with the offer of home cooked bacon and cabbage to go to his mother’s house and cut the back lawn. He (...)

The Irish Primary Principals’ Network (IPPN) has drawn up a plan for small rural schools. File photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

The organisation representing primary school principals has drawn up a plan aimed at tackling the large number of small schools in rural Ireland. The(...)

US secretary of state John Kerry: said the negotiations “could go either way”. Photograph: Reuters/Leonhard Foeger

The conclusion of a nuclear agreement with Iran, should it happen, will mark only the start of negotiations at home for the White House as it has b(...)

A Co Kerry man who forced his way into the home of a intellectually disabled woman and violently sexually assaulted her has been given a 12 year sente(...)

Kerry’s Jonathon Lyons and Kevin O’Dricoll of Cork at the Munster GAA Football Senior Championship Final in  Fitzgerald Stadium, Killarney. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

It would have been fascinating to hear what Brian Cuthbert and the Cork players might have said in Fitzgerald Stadium had they managed to hold on for (...)

Thomas Howard, Listowel, Co Kerry appearing at a special sitting of Ennis District Court on Saturday morning in relation to the false imprisonment of three people at Sixmilebridge on Thursday

A farm labourer told a Garda “I’m guilty” when charged with three counts of false imprisonment in the grounds of a country house at Sixmilebridge last(...)

Munster’s biggest charity event is underway in Kerry since shortly before dawn

Munster’s biggest charity event is underway in Kerry since shortly before dawn. Traffic diversions are in place throughout the 180km Ring of Kerry as (...)

This is where Colm Cooper is used to being, in the Kerry starting XV. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Ah, the bench. Is there a more complex or analysed piece of furniture in the entire catalogue of GAA interior and exterior decor? Thursday night’s new(...)

Cork defender James Loughrey: “Personally I’ll never forget the Munster final,” he said of last year, “and I’m sure a lot of the boys won’t, but collectively – it was just a game.” Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

While this rivalry occasionally produces the unexpected, the trend is clear: Kerry win more often than Cork. That trend hardens in Killarney, where(...)

Accused was charged with entering a building as a trespasser with intent to commit sexual assault on a  female (73) last December. Photograph: Graham Hughes/Photocall Ireland.

Anne Lucey in Kenmare A 23-year-old man who was charged with entering a building in Co Kerry as a trespasser with intent to commit sexual assault on (...)