Top-scorer David Tubridy returns to the  Clare line-up. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

This is the first meeting in the championship between the counties and both have similar profiles coming into this encounter this evening: a compet(...)

Clare manager Davy Fitzgerald: his charges take on Offaly in the first round of the All-Ireland senior hurling qualifers. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Back to the track once more for Davy Fitz and his stable of young colts. If there’s no particular mystery in the outcome here, Clare are never less(...)

Niall McNamee has been the talisman for Offaly since the mid-2000s. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

This isn’t a bad draw for either team although both are undermined by injury concerns. The main task for Kildare is psychological in that turning a(...)

Frédéric Souty,  master baker at Fallon & Byrne’s new in-store bakery on Exchequer Street

Baking hot This happy chap above is Frédéric Souty, master baker at Fallon & Byrne’s new in-store bakery at the Exchequer Street food market,(...)

Former taoiseach and minister for finance Brian  Cowen outside the Dáil on July 2nd, 2015. He  told the Banking Inquiry he was happy with the decisions he made as minister for finance, but, in hindsight, he would have done some things differently. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Former taoiseach Brian Cowen on Thursday insisted he was happy with the decisions he made as minister for finance, but apologised for the hardship and(...)

Each Saturday on irishtimes.com/weddings we'll report on couples’ love stories. We'll tell the tales and show the pictures of these fabul(...)

Donal Molloy, MD, Molloy Environmental Systems

Molloy Environmental Systems, which is based in Co Offaly, employs 18 people and has a 25-year track record in wastewater treatment systems. What i(...)

On foot of an incorrect release of a man from custody Gsoc has  suggested some members of the force required training in basic administration.

A warrant issued by a judge ordering a criminal be remanded in custody was never executed by the Garda and subsequently went missing, leaving the man (...)

A woman has been arrested following a €50,000 drug seizure in Co Offaly on Friday evening. The woman, in her 40s, was arrested after cannabis, ecstas(...)

 Cáit Curran gathering herbs in her garden. “People think you are out of your mind but look at how the moon has an influence on our tides.” Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Time was when waxing and waning moons governed food sowing and growing and many farmhouses had a lunar calendar hanging from a kitchen wall. Yet when (...)