A press release from Facebook this week “revealed” that Fine Gael has been the most discussed political party.

In the US, Bernie Sanders will win the Democratic nomination by a landslide over Hillary Clinton, and will go on to be defeated by the Republican can(...)

Tipperary’s James Barry is brought out to centre back with Tomás Hamill getting a run at full back against Dublin at Thurles. Photograph: Alan Betson
Weekend GAA previews

SATURDAY (Matches at 7.0 unless stated) AIB All-Ireland club SFC semi-finals Ballyboden St Enda’s (Dublin) v Clonmel Commercials (Tipperary), O’(...)

February 11th, 1916 A recruiting conference for Longford, Meath, Westmeath, Louth, King’s County (Offaly) and Queen’s County (Laois) took place at Du(...)

In Rambles in Eirinn, his popular 1902 account of traversing Ireland, William Bulfin described Durrow as “a gem in the basin of the Nore”. An attract(...)

Armagh’s Aidan Korker (r) with Laois’ Donal Kingston Photograph: ©INPHO/Presseye/Jonathan Porter

Laois 1-13 Armagh 0-15 Laois showed true grit, boundless courage and no little skill in squeezing past Armagh in a tough, tense Allianz League Divisi(...)

Mayo’s defeat to Cork last weekend was overshadowed somewhat by the controversy regarding Lee Keegan’s concussion at Páirc Uí Rinn. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Saturday (All matches 2pm unless stated) Allianz League Division One Mayo v Dublin, McHale Park, 7.0 – Viewed in a certain way it possibly suits(...)

Westport House in Co Mayo. File photograph: Keith Heneghan/ Phocus.

The Heritage Council has confirmed that any sale of Westport House before 2017 would require repayment of €2 million in State grants for maintaining t(...)

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For Heidi Higgins’s spring collection she collaborated with Polish illustrator Kamila Beblot to create the stylised backgrounds for this shoot. Beblo(...)

 The wind warning for Donegal, Galway, Leitrim, Mayo and Sligo envisages coastal areas will be affected by westerly winds with gusts gusts to 100 km/h. File photograph: Kirsty Wigglesworth/PA

Met Éireann has issued wind, snow and ice warnings for the north and northwest for Saturday. The wind warning for Donegal, Galway, Leitrim, Mayo an(...)

Laura Miller and Sinead Buggy from Timahoe NS in Co Laois were named the overall Intel Mini Scientist winners at the National Grand Final which took place in the Science Gallery. Photograph: Marc O’Sullivan

Balloon-and-bottle steam engines, papier-mâché lungs and bicycle-powered phones were all on display as finalists gathered for the Intel Mini Scientist(...)