Former Irish Times bridge correspondent George Ryan at a book signing. Photograph: Kevin McMahon, Kenny’s Bookshop in Galway

‘Can I have a quiet word?” Bookseller Des Kenny’s heart sank as he knew he had no money on him when he was approached at work one Saturday morning by (...)

Weather warning: AA Roadwatch is advising drivers to use fog lights and take extra care. Photograph: Alan Betson/ The Irish Times

Met Éireann issued an orange status weather alert for the second day in a row as heavy frost and fog followed freezing temperatures overnight. The ale(...)

It is not known who cut down the cross on top of  Carrauntoohil which was erected on the mountain in 1976 with the aid of about 100 people. Photograph: Cronins Yard/Twitter

A metal cross on the top of Carrauntoohil in Co Kerry – Ireland’s highest mountain – has been cut down, apparently with the aid of an angle grinder.Mo(...)

Doug Leeds, chief executive of Ask.com, says he hopes the Ask.fm site can be used to campaign against online bullying.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

The chief executive of the company behind the Ask. fm website has defended his decision to maintain anonymity on the site, saying removing the feat(...)

Ray Grehan, who went bankrupt in the UK on December 30th, 2011, with a total deficiency of £417 million (€523 million)

Ray Grehan, one of the highest-profile developers in the boom, has agreed to a bankruptcy restriction order in the UK for seven years after failing t(...)

Helen Corcoran and Maura Williamson, joint secretaries of the Margaret of New Orleans Birthplace in Tully South, Carrigallen, Co Leitrim,  in front of Margaret Haughery’s statue in New Orleans. Photograph: Simon Carswell

Where Clio Street and Camp Street meet in New Orleans is a patch of grass that is home to a statue dedicated to one of the most remarkable Irish women(...)

Heather Humphreys, Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, has direct responsibility for the 1916 centenary celebrations. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/Irish Times

Relatives of those who fought in the Easter Rising have confirmed they will boycott the launch of the Government’s 2016 draft programme event in Dubli(...)

Gary Sice: orchestrated affairs from wing forward for Galway champions. Photograph: INPHO/Donall Farmer

Corofin 7-20 Aughawillan 0-6 There was nothing between these sides in the opening quarter but once Corofin got in front they went on a scoring (...)

ÁINE McMAHON The Injuries Board has said a recent increase in accidents in the workplace is likely to be due to the upturn in the economy. The board y(...)

Doug Leeds, chief executive of Ask.com, says the company plans to invest millions of dollars into improving the technological and human moderation of the website.

The chief executive of Ask. com, the parent company of the controversial Ask.fm website linked to online bullying, says the group have hired the best (...)