Alan Mulholland has stepped down from his role as Galway manager. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Alan Mulholland has cited work and family commitments as the reason for not seeking another term as Galway football manager. Despite a progressive thr(...)

US secretary of state John Kerry: “He is like a ferocious wolf pretending to be a benevolent sheep,” said North Korea’s National Defence Commission. Photograph: EPA/Jason Reed

North Korea’s powerful National Defence Commission launched a remarkable tirade against US secretary of state John Kerry yesterday, describing him as (...)

A Carlsberg flag flies outside the brewing group’s headquarters in Copenhagen, Denmark, yesterday. Carlsberg, Russia’s biggest brewer, cut its full-year forecasts for revenue and earnings even as quarterly profit beat estimates, causing the shares to slump 3.6 percent. Photograph: Freya Ingrid Morales/Bloomberg

Trading was relatively flat across most of Europe following two consecutive days of gains. In the US, stocks rose to within five points of an all-t(...)

Gardai in Tralee, Co Kerry have arrested a man in his 40s in connection with an allegation of sexual assault on a man with special needs.  File photograph of Tralee Garda station. Photograph: Google Street View

Gardai in Tralee, Co Kerry have arrested a man in his 40s in connection with an allegation of sexual assault on a man with special needs. Late last Th(...)

Philadelphia Maria Walsh: the winning Rose at the 2014 Rose of Tralee International Festival. Photograph:Domnick Walsh 1:36

There have always been places of worship to which maidens are sent as tribute. The Rose of Tralee’s Wicker Man is out of shot, but trust me, it’s t(...)

Dermot Weld: Khalid Abdullah’s famous pink and green colours can secure feature race glory when Brooch takes the field in the Vincent O’Brien Ruby Stakes. Photograph: Donall Farmer

It’s Juddmonte day at York and it could prove something similar at the start of Killarney’s new €400,000 autumn racing festival where Khalid Abdullah(...)

Public patient referrals: new system in Tallaght, Cork and Kerry makes automated bookings. Photograph: David Sleator

All acute hospitals in Cork and Kerry have introduced an electronic system for GPs referring patients for public outpatient hospital appointments as (...)

Former Mayo manager John Maughan during the All-Ireland semi-final win over Kerry at Croke Park in 1996. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho.

Strangely, given the overall history of the fixture, Mayo have become Kerry’s most familiar opponents in the past 20 years. Sunday’s All-Ireland sem(...)

Philadelphia Maria Walsh: the winning Rose at the 2014 Rose of Tralee International Festival. Photograph:Domnick Walsh

Philadelphia Rose Maria Walsh was last night crowned as the 2014 Rose of Tralee.A native of Boston, Massachusetts, Ms Walsh moved to the south Mayo vi(...)

Presentation nun Sr Paula Buckley ‘belonged to two communities’ her funeral heard today.

The death of Sr Paula Buckley in a double drowning tragedy last week in Kerry had left two families in mourning, the chief celebrant at her funeral Ma(...)