The dead sea eagle found in her nest only weeks before laying eggs. It’s the 13th poisoning to have occurred since the birds were reintroduced to Connemara

A white-tailed eagle who was just about to lay several eggs died of poisoning at her nest site in Connemara, according to toxicology test results.The (...)

 Donegal’s Hugh McFadden tries to block down Cork’s John O’Rourke. Photograph: Tommy Grealy/Inpho

Football league semi-finals: where else in the world of competitive sport is the post-semi-final reaction to a national title so insouciant?“It’s not (...)

Mary Hanafin and Micheal Martin  at unveiling of the Fianna Fail party’s programme of events to mark the centenary of the 1916 rising. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Mary Hanafin is now expected to be the only former senior Fianna Fail minister outside the Dail seeking a party nomination to contest the next general(...)

More than 25,000 children took part in the regional rounds over the past three months and they were whittled down to 400 children in 100 teams for the final. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The RDS was hosting chartered accountancy exams in one corner on Sunday but the tension was far greater next door in the main hall where the Irish Lea(...)

Geraldine Kennedy, former editor of The Irish Times, will  present with the Mary Cummins Award at the Women in Media event. Photograph: Valerie O’Sullivan

The third Women in Media conference is this year inviting men to discuss the common challenges and issues that they both face working in the media and(...)

Get to know the stories and personalities behind Ireland’s 50 farmhouse cheeses at open days. Learn to taste the difference between Cork, Kerry, Cl(...)

Niamh Guiney: ‘I have become more clichéd Irish, drinking Barry’s Tea, and bringing back the rashers and sausages along with the beans, brown bread and Mikados to Germany.’

Hart aber fair (hard but fair) is my German experience of five years. Most days there will be a conversation about the pronunciation of my name, but I(...)

 The area where the wildfire broke out alongside Killarney National Park is home to nesting birds, deer and other wildlife. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien /The Irish Times

A fire which threatened forests in the Killarney National Park overnight was deliberately started, fire officials have said.Gardaí are investigating t(...)

Great things often happen by mistake. So it was with the Skelligs solid chocolate egg, which started out as a standard shell and was then filled by ac(...)

The minke whale got stranded about 3km inland along the Roughty River near Kenmare. Photographs: Henk Offereins.

A group effort has helped to save a whale that beached in Co Kerry on Friday. The minke whale got stranded about 3km inland along the Roughty River ne(...)