Connect, the out-of-hours phone service for abuse survivors, has found the most prevalent setting for abuse is within the family.The organisation said(...)

Limerick’s manager TJ Ryan celebrates with selector Paul Beary at the final whistle of their Munster semi-final triumph over Tipperary at Semple Stadium. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

TJ Ryan is retired from intercounty hurling since 2006 but there are times on the sideline when he experiences pangs of envy and wishes he was out the(...)

Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan is to retain special adviser Sarah Kavanagh and has appointed Susie O’Connor as his communications director. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan is to retain special adviser Sarah Kavanagh whom he appointed when he was first promoted to the Cabinet (...)

Eva Dorney is the creator of Clasped, an interchangeable collection of clasps and strands handmade in Dublin from pearls, gemstones and precious meta(...)

Helen Malone “languished for days” at St Luke’s General Hospital, Kilkenny, before surgery was carried out on January 8th, 2006, for a bowel problem, the High Court heard. Photograph Paddy Whelan

The Health Service Executive has publicly apologised at the High Court and is to pay €165,000 damages to the family of a mother of six who died after (...)

Kerry has topped the poll as Irish people’s favourite destination for a holiday in a new survey. Making the most of the beautiful weather at O’Carrolls Cove, near Waterville Co Kerry at the start of July. Photograph: Frank Miller /The Irish Times

Kerry has topped the poll as Irish people’s favourite county for a holiday in a new survey. At 26 per cent of the vote ‘The Kingdom’ beat Galway, whic(...)

A chara, – To answer concerns raised by Breda O’Brien about certain social media sites (Opinion & Analysis, July 19th) Declan Kelly lashes into th(...)

(Tweetto Jackie Tyrrell from Colum Mackey @cMack1987): @Jackllock any chance of RT for my sister, ended up with this tattoo after a night in Tijuana #dedication #kingjackie

Quote of the weekend goes, hands down (so to speak), to Tyrone player-turned-pundit Owen Mulligan. Near the end of the discussion on The Sunday(...)

File image of Simon Harris at Leinster House. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

Our neighbours in Britain have had a Cabinet reshuffle because the government there was regarded, in that ungainly phrase, as “male, pale and stale”.H(...)

Offaly’s Brian Carroll is tackled by goalkeeper Darren Gleeson, Michael Cahill and Padraic Maher of Tipperary during their hurling qualifier. Just 27,800 tuned in to watch the game on Sky Sports.  Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho.

Sky Sports will broadcast its first double bill of live championship matches this Saturday evening on the back of continuingly modest viewing figures(...)