Tollymore Forest Park. Photograph: Tourism Ireland

For some of us, the very best place to barbecue is in our own back garden. For others, the kitchen cooker starts to look very well located indeed by (...)

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(...)

Joshua Molloy

A 24-year-old Irishman who was arrested in Iraq for fighting against Islamic State (Isis) has been released, Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flan(...)

Noelle Hyland and Tony Burke Noelle, from Athy in Co Kildare, met farmer Tony in 2012 after a biker rally in his native Co Laois. “Tony fastened my(...)

Last month, five young men died by suicide in Newbridge, Co Kildare. File photograph: Getty Images

A priest speaking out about the tragedy of seven suicides in three weeks in Co Laois has said the clergy are becoming “sacramental firemen” going from(...)

Stradbally Shopping Centre in Co Laois, with nine retail units and 10 apartments, for sale for €3m

Lisney is seeking €3 million for Stradbally Shopping Centre in Co Laois, which will show a net return of 9.08 per cent. The nine-year-old complex in(...)

The Tyrone team line up for a Division Two league match against Armagh. The county have not won an Ulster title for six year. Photograph: Matt Mackey/Inpho/Presseye

One of the sensibilities hardest to kick when it comes down to championship reform in football is the idea that a team can spring a shock. The narcoti(...)

Joshua Molloy and Omar Hussain: Both born in England and both travelled the best part of 6,000km to fight in in someone else’s war.

What is the difference between 24-year-old Joshua Molloy from Ballylinan, Co Laois, and 27-year-old Omar Hussain from High Wycombe in Buckinghamshire?(...)

Joshua Molloy (24), who has been detained in Iraq.

British diplomats are seeking access to an Irish man and two British citizens who were detained in Iraq after fighting with Kurdish forces against Isl(...)

A planned strike by paramedics in the Midlands on Tuesday has been deferred. Nintety-four percent of National Ambulance Service Representative Associ(...)