Winners Jane Clarke, Ríona Judge McCormack and Chris Connolly  at the 45th annual Hennessy Literary Awards, in the RHA Gallery on Thursday,  April 28th, 2016. Photograph: Anthony Woods

Ríona Judge McCormack has been named the Hennessy New Irish Writer 2016 at the 45th annual Hennessy Literary Awards in Dublin. Judge McCormack’s shor(...)

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(...)

A breakdown of student grant data shows higher third-level participation rates in the Blanchardstown and Tallaght areas, which have institutes of technology. File photograph: Chris Ison/PA Wire

Students in relatively disadvantaged areas of the capital are more likely to go on to third-level if they live close to a college, new figures suggest(...)

Lieutenant Gerald Neilan was the first British officer to die in the Easter Rising.

Shirley Mowbray never knew her uncle Arthur Neilan and was in her late teens when he died in 1944. Neither did she hear her father Dr Charles James Ne(...)

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(...)

All Star defender Paul Murphy is being deployed at centre forward by Kerry for their league final against Dublin at Croke Park. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Sunday’s AFL Division One final couldn’t be a better game at this stage of the year, according to former Kerry manager Pat O’Shea. “They’re the two b(...)

 Two men are on trial charged with murdering a 23-year-old by beating him unconscious and leaving him to drown in a river. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The jury will resume its deliberations on Friday morning in the trial of two men charged with murdering a 23-year-old by beating him unconscious and l(...)

While Labour is cool on coalition, Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil have discussed the future of Irish Water and the charges

Opinion in the Labour Party has hardened against another coalition with Fine Gael, with strong indications that party members will reject such a propo(...)

Maura Hopkins busy canvassing in Wicklow town for the upcoming Seanad Éireann election 2016. Photograph: Garry O’Neill

On April 12th at around midday, Daithí de Róiste pulled up his car at the Springhill Hotel on the outskirts of Kilkenny. As he parked, he noted that(...)

Ben Garrett: was stationed at Dún Uí Mhaoilíosa barracks in Renmore, Galway

Post-mortems are taking place in Galway on the bodies of two men recovered from the sea over the weekend. Gardaí have identified one of the men as Pr(...)