Sheep and their lambs at Feighcullen, Rathangan, Co Kildare. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Farmers are urging dog owners to control their pets as new figures show as many as 4,000 sheep die in attacks each year. Figures compiled by the Iris(...)

 Shane Lowry tees off during the second round of the Waste Management Phoenix Open at TPC Scottsdale on February 5, 2016 Photograph: Christian Petersen/Getty Images

Shane Lowry’s quest for a second career PGA Tour title nosedived in the third round of the Waste Management Phoenix Open in Scottsdale as the Offalyma(...)

Mayo’s defeat to Cork last weekend was overshadowed somewhat by the controversy regarding Lee Keegan’s concussion at Páirc Uí Rinn. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Saturday (All matches 2pm unless stated) Allianz League Division One Mayo v Dublin, McHale Park, 7.0 – Viewed in a certain way it possibly suits(...)

Sharon Kelly from Co Offaly leaves  the Four Courts  after she was awarded €90,000 damages. Photograph: Courts Collins

A woman who dislocated her thumb after slipping on the floor of a Dublin bar has been awarded €90,000 damages by a High Court judge. Mr Justice Antho(...)

 The wind warning for Donegal, Galway, Leitrim, Mayo and Sligo envisages coastal areas will be affected by westerly winds with gusts gusts to 100 km/h. File photograph: Kirsty Wigglesworth/PA

Met Éireann has issued wind, snow and ice warnings for the north and northwest for Saturday. The wind warning for Donegal, Galway, Leitrim, Mayo an(...)

Anti-Church of Scientology protesters  stage a  demonstration outside the Four Courts in Dublin before an action involving a member of the church, Zabrina Collins. Photograph: Courts Collins

Zabina Collins, a leading member of the Church of Scientology in Ireland, has told a judge that an email she sent to a school principal complaining ab(...)

Part of the crowd at the launch of Independent TD Michael Lowry’s election campaign in the Anner Hotel in Thurles

The recent launch of Tipperary Independent TD Michael Lowry’s general election campaign was no ordinary affair. The ballroom of the Anner Hotel, in h(...)

Meath captain Donal Keogan lifts the Bord na Móna O’Byrne Cup after the final at  Páirc Tailteann, Navan. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho.

O’Byrne Cup final Meath 1-17 Longford 1-11 Having finished their Leinster championship last summer with that morale draining defeat by Westmeath, M(...)

Clare manager Davy Fitzgerald: his changes in the panel and backroom personnel  has raised optimism in the county. Photograph: Inpho

SATURDAY McKenna Cup final Derry v Tyrone, Athletic Grounds, 7.30 – Tyrone have been the driving force in this competition since it was resumed in(...)

Labour’s Joanna Tuffy: I am relatively happy . . . I feel momentum going towards us. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Private polling research by the Labour Party has given it hope that it could capitalise on concerns of a large block of non-Coalition supporters that(...)