A fan looks on from the terrace during the Round 3B qualifier between Galway and Derry at Pearse Stadium in July. Photograph: Inpho

When we look at the intercounty championship structures, the idea of natural selection rather than intelligent design suggests itself, but there we(...)

Bord na Móna has announced it will no longer harvest energy peat and will complete its move to a sustainable business within 15 years. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Bord na Móna has said the industrial scale exploitation of Ireland’s bogs will have ended in 15 years, with the peat briquette, that much-loved favour(...)

Gardaí and the Health and Safety Authority (HSA) are investigating the death of a 19-year-old man in a farming accident in Co Offaly.

Gardaí and the Health and Safety Authority (HSA) are investigating the death of a 19-year-old man in a farming accident in Co Offaly. The incident hap(...)

 Minister for Health Leo Varadkar who said the HSE would be abolished over the term of the next government. Photograph: Collins

The Health Service Executive (HSE) is to be dismantled in the term of the next government, Minister for Health Leo Varadkar said on Saturday. He also(...)

My boyfriend, who’s a minimalist when it comes to skincare, recently told me that a toiletry should feel like “a treat”. “Occasionally after a (...)

Margaret Molloy: “So many Irish people are great at making that first step but don’t follow up. I think it is partly about not having much respect for people’s time”

Margaret Molloy is global chief marketing officer and head of Business Development at branding firm Siegel+Gale in New York. The eldest of six childre(...)

Chris Merton (17)  used pencil and watercolours for a picture of the GPO

WE ASKED two students to create an artwork inspired by the 1916 period. Diarmuid McKenna (15) of Killina Presentation Secondary School, Co Offaly used(...)

Traveller housing association Cena will deliver a four-bay halting site in Galway city. Photograph: The Irish Times

A new housing association, led by Travellers and dedicated to the provision of Traveller-specific accommodation, will provide new housing units in two(...)

Dublin’s Dean Rock, son of Barney,  in action against Mayo in the All-Ireland semi-final at Croke Park. Photograph:   Ryan Byrne/Inpho

The tradition inherent in Dublin-Kerry clashes is embodied in the family connections of the current teams. A brief glance through the semi-final line(...)

 Members of the public  on Grafton Street, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The unsettled rainy weather looks set to continue into next week. Met Éireann has issued a Status Orange weather alert, for conditions which have the(...)