Pilgrims at the summit of Croagh Patrick, Co Mayo, on Sunday. The annual climb takes place every year on the last Sunday in July. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

When high winds whisked the glass oratory off the tiny church on Croagh Patrick’s summit, John Cummins knew the mountain was in trouble. Cummins, who (...)

Residents from Leitrim protesting outside the Dáil in 2012 against fracking in their area. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

A Leitrim-based anti-fracking organisation has called on landowners to consider refusing access to the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies (DIAS) fo(...)

The ink is dry at last on the rumoured £8 million deal for Northern Ireland’s only five-star golf resort

It has taken the best part of a year to finalise, but the ink is finally dry on the rumoured £8 million deal for Northern Ireland’s only five-star gol(...)

The five-star, 600-acre property sits on its own peninsula between the shorelines of Lough Erne and Castle Hume Lough, close to Enniskillen

Northern Ireland’s only five star resort has been sold for an estimated €11 million to a group of US investors led by financier Michael Saliba, it was(...)

Colm Cooper has been named on the substitutes’ bench again for the Munster final replay against Cork in Killarney. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

The news came and went on Thursday night with all the fanfare of a fógra in the bottom corner of the parish bulletin. Four changes on the Kerry team, (...)

Fermanagh’s Seán Quigley celebrates at the final whistle after his late point defeats Roscommon at Brewster Park. Photograph: Andrew Paton/Inpho.

Fermanagh 1-14 Roscommon 0-16 Fermanagh stunned Roscommon with six points in a stunning last five minutes to earn their spot in the last 12 of the foo(...)

Fermanagh’s Sean Quigley hit 14 points against Amtrim in the qualifier clash at Brewster Park, seven of which came from play. Photograph:   Andrew Paton/Inpho/Presseye

Fermanagh 1-21 Antrim 0-11 They won’t get it so easy no matter who they play next weekend, but Fermanagh made short work of Antrim in Enniskill(...)

Jason Johnston: ‘Typically in a novel a key character will go on a journey of self-discovery, will have an arc which ends when they have learned something significant or become something different, become better in some way. Bond does no such thing.’

It feels good to nick ideas from people you admire. Or, as writers like to put it, to “pay homage” to those who inspire you. I wasn’t sure how I’d fee(...)

New government-backed scheme, backed by £2.2 million, is to be rolled out in Northern Ireland to help 160 people who have been out of work in one of the worst areas for unemployment in the UK.

A new scheme, backed by £2.2 million of public money, is to be rolled out in Northern Ireland to help 160 people who have been out of work in one of t(...)

Two men were found dead in a house in St Patrick’s Terrace in Lisnaskea, Fermanagh. Police are waiting on the results of a post mortem to try to determine how the men died

Police are trying to discover what caused the deaths of two men whose bodies were discovered in a house in Co Fermanagh on Monday night. The men were(...)