The Natural History Museum on Dublin’s Merrion Square. File  photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The Irish Game and Country Fair The Irish Game and Country Fair takes place in Birr, Co Offaly, on Saturday and Sunday. As well as showcasing country(...)

Kerry footballers celebrate their Munster final victory over Cork. The success of a small number of teams in provincial championships has sparked calls for  a two-tier system. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

After Kerry’s victory over Tyrone, one feature of the All-Ireland final has been confirmed: despite the back-door system, once again two provincial ch(...)

The food processor Arrow Group has topped the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) ranking for numbers of odour complaints in 2014. File photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

The food processor Arrow Group has topped the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) ranking for numbers of odour complaints in 2014. Arrow Group,(...)

A woman is  recovering in hospital after having taken the trail between Doolin and Hags Head, where she lost her footing north of O’Brien’s Tower at the Cliffs of Moher. File photograph: Getty Images

Two people are recovering in hospital following separate incidents in north Clare on Friday. A man in his 50s was airlifted to hospital after he was i(...)

The former Garda station in Inistioge, Co Kilkenny, sold for €132,000 at an auction in Kilkenny

Rural Garda stations may no longer be of service to the State but they appear to have growing appeal for home buyers and community groups around th(...)

Pedro scored the winner for Barcelona in the Super Cup final just hours after it was announced he had asked to leave the club. Photograph: Getty
The Morning Sports Briefing
  • Golf
  • August 12, 2015, 08:28

Harrington and Clarke back Lowry for Major The US PGA Championship begins at Whistling Strait tomorrow with Shane Lowry looking to pick up where he le(...)

 Willie O’Dea: Responding to comments from Fianna Fáil finance spokesman Michael McGrath. Photograph: Alan Betson

Entering government with Fine Gael, as the junior coalition partner, would “be the end of Fianna Fáil as we know it”, former minister Willie O’Dea ha(...)

Members of Esker Hills Golf Club celebrate Shane Lowry’s win at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational. Photograph:  INPHO/Donall Farmer. 0:38

Renditions of The Offaly Rover rang out over Esker Hills on Sunday night as golfer Shane Lowry’s win at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational was celebrate(...)

The move means the charge imposed on each household in the State will fall by 35 cent a month to €5.01, a saving of 70 cent on bi-monthly bills.

Household and business electricity bills will ease marginally from October when the Commission for Energy Regulation (CER) cuts its public service cha(...)

Willie O’Connor of Kilkenny holds possession ahead of Waterford’s Anthony Kirwan during the All-Ireland SHC semi-final of 1998 at Croke Park. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho.

When it all ended Kilkenny’s Charlie Carter recalled, in his biography, “I’ve rarely been as happy to hear a final whistle.” Next weekend will be 17 y(...)