The DSPCA says the 116 puppies seized in raid on Dublin Port on Wednesday are generally in good health, but cannot be adopted yet as they may be used as evidence. Photograph: DSPCA 1:42

The 116 puppies seized by gardaí at Dublin Port cannot be put up for adoption yet because they could be used as evidence in a criminal trial, the Dubl(...)

Undated Lidl handout photo of a leather sporran. Photograph: PA Wire

What sells quicker than hot cakes? How about tartan kilts, leather sporrans, ghillie shirts and bagpipes! Lidl stores in the UK have almost completely(...)

Ireland, Navan: €500,000 Sherry FitzGerald

Sherry FitzGerald Lannon is seeking €500,000 for a five-bedroom bungalow with land in Brownstown, Navan. We find similarly-priced properties around th(...)

 Australia will run at Leopardstown on Saturday week.  Photograph:  Anna Gowthorpe/PA Wire.

Australia has been confirmed as a definite starter in the €1 million QIPCO Irish Champion Stakes at Leopardstown on Saturday week.The presence of Aida(...)

Actress Lauren Bacall has died oaged 89 years old. Photograph: by Baron/Getty Images 1:27

Lauren Bacall, the actress whose provocative glamour elevated her to stardom in Hollywood’s golden age and whose lasting mystique put her on a plateau(...)

Shaun Doherty, managing director of Highland Radio

Highland Radio’s licence for the north Donegal region has been renewed by the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI). The lengthy process included a (...)

 Tony Zappala:  said Highland had introduced some of its existing American and European company portfolio to the IDA to see if they could expand here.

Highland Capital Partners Europe has closed its €250 million European Tech Growth Fund, with backing from the National Treasury Management Agency and (...)

Recruitment of doctors in the Highlands has proven to be a nightmare, even though the posts pay £75,000 a year, plus a  “golden hello” bonus of about £5,000

It is, perhaps, the stuff of a successful TV series: a doctor comes to a remote, beautiful area, becoming embedded, even loved, in the local community(...)

I was in my room the other day, trying to figure out who my spirit animal truly is. I thought carefully about my relationship with various animals – w(...)

Hunter Mahan hits his drive on the 12th hole during the first round of the Travelers Championship held at TPC River Highlands  in Cromwell, Connecticut. Photograph:   Michael Cohen/Getty Images

Pádraig Harrington shot a four-under-par 66 in the opening round of the Traveler at TPC River Highlands. The Dubliner managed six birdies and a coupl(...)