Demonstrators from various anti-wind farm groups protest as Minister for Energy Alex White officially opened Bord na Móna’s €115 million   wind farm at Mountlucas, Co Offaly. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times 1:49

Bord na Móna directors will meet in the coming months to plan a “major rethink” in its strategy, as the State peat company looks to reinvent itself as(...)

Mayo’s Cillian O’Connor make his first start of the year as his side face Monaghan at MacHale Park. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

SATURDAY Division One Tyrone v Derry, Healy Park, 7.0, Live Setanta Ireland  It’s been going from bad to worse for Derry and manage(...)

Tentative signs of economic recovery in the Republic have crept into the pocket money corner of personal finance, according to new research. Al(...)

Antrim versus Limerick - Limerick’s Shane Dowling battles with Antrim’s Neal McAuley. Photograph: John McIlwaine/Inpho

An Antrim goal two minutes into the second half in Sunday’s Division 1B encounter against Limerick looked to have put them in a great position to p(...)

Liam Óg McGovern: was in outstanding form for Wexford against Offaly.

Offaly 0-12 Wexford 2-15 A solid display with some fine point-taking thrown into the mix saw Wexford continue their winning start in O’Connor Park y(...)

Willow weaver Beth Murphy at work in her country garden on County Kildare. Photographs: Richard Johnston

Whimsy ... not only do I love it as a word but I also like it in a garden, where it brings an air of playful, joyful irreverence. For the same reas(...)

Luke O’Farrell will line out at full forward for Cork against Clare at Páirc Uí Rinn. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho.

Cork make three changes to the team that lost to All-Ireland champions Kilkenny for tomorrow evening’s visit of Clare to Páirc Uí Rinn. Both counties(...)

 Offaly’s Niall McNamee: the Rhode man kicked two superb points after coming on as a substitute. Photograph: Inpho

Offaly 0-13 Waterford 1-4 A very solid defensive display laid a powerful foundation as Offaly recorded a second league win yesterday.Having conceded j(...)

Effects of pyrite on a house in Fingal. The presence of the mineral has been discovered in homes in the  Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown and South Dublin County Council areas. File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Pyrite, a mineral which can cause severe structural damage to buildings, has been discovered in homes in Dún Laoghaire and south Dublin. Minister of S(...)

Fr Shane Crombie has teamed up with parish administrator Tom Whelan and retired parish priest Fr Sean Heaney to establish a trans-Atlantic church-based network focusing on attracting American industry to Ireland. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / The Irish Times

Two priests and a parish administrator have spent the last year on a mission to spread the word. The devout Tullamore trio - parish administrator Tom (...)