Fine Gael party members Frances Fitzgerald, Leo Varadkar, Michael Noonan and Paschal Donohoe in Trinity College Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald is favourite to be appointed tánaiste by Enda Kenny if a Fine Gael-led minority government is put in place. M(...)

Waterford’s Shane Bennett, with Patrick Curran, has been playing a more prominent for the county. Photograph: Inpho

Saturday All-Ireland Under-21 FC final Cork v Mayo, Cusack Park Ennis, 6.0 – A high-quality championship reaches its climax in Ennis with the meet(...)

St Fin Barre’s Cathedral in Cork will host a newly commissioned work. Image: Google Maps

What have the Easter Rising, William Shakespeare and a group that sounds as if they should be performing in Game of Thrones all got in common? Not a l(...)

Take a jaunt in Killarney For a park for all seasons, you’d be hard pressed to beat Killarney National Park in Co Kerry. You can walk through it, b(...)

A hen harrier in flight. File  photograph: Thinkstock

Hen harrier numbers in Ireland are continuing to decline, according to the results of a new survey. The number of breeding pairs has also declined e(...)

A planned strike by paramedics in the Midlands on Tuesday has been deferred. Nintety-four percent of National Ambulance Service Representative Associ(...)

Fr Martin McNamara with the stolen paintings which were returned to Kiltullagh Church in east Galway on Wednesday. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

When east Galway priest Fr Martin McNamara opened up his church almost three years ago to discover that six oil paintings by renowned artist Evie Hon(...)

Some of the paintings commissioned by artist Evie Hone which were stolen from a church in Kiltullagh, Co Galway in 2013.  Photograph: Crimestoppers Ireland/PA Wire

Gardaí have recovered six valuable pieces of artwork during a planned operation in Edenderry, Co Offaly. The six oil paintings, part of a set of fou(...)

ACCLM claim   loans to buy land in Co Dublin were issued in 2009 and secured by mortgages on some 137 acres at Merryfalls, Meakstown. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

A man has consented to judgment for some €44.3 million being entered against him at the Commercial Court over unpaid loans issued to buy lands in Co D(...)

Kilkenny’s Richie Hogan and Darragh Ó Connell of Dublin in action during their Allianz Hurling League Division 1A match  Nowlan Park, Kilkenny. Photograph: Inpho

Saturday Allianz Hurling League Division One quarter-final Dublin v Limerick, Parnell Park, 7.0 – A re-run of last year’s quarter-final won easily (...)