Winners Jane Clarke, Ríona Judge McCormack and Chris Connolly  at the 45th annual Hennessy Literary Awards, in the RHA Gallery on Thursday,  April 28th, 2016. Photograph: Anthony Woods

Ríona Judge McCormack has been named the Hennessy New Irish Writer 2016 at the 45th annual Hennessy Literary Awards in Dublin. Judge McCormack’s shor(...)

Maura Healy-Rae has been co-opted to take the council seat of her father Danny (centre) and join her brother Johnny (left) on Kerry County Council. Photograph: Don MacMonagle.

The eldest daughter of Independent TD Danny Healy-Rae has been co-opted on to Kerry County Council to fill the seat he vacated when elected to the Dái(...)

 WB Yeats: a new production of his play Cathleen ni Houlihan opened in the Abbey Theatre on this day in 1916. Photograph: Getty Images

March 7th, 1916 “The Post Office gives notice that owing to the enormous number of packets containing shamrock to be dealt with before 17th March i(...)

Danny and Michael Healy-Rae: Having built roads in south Kerry, voters will now expect the Healy Raes to repeat the trick in the north of the county. Photograph: Domnick Walsh

The Healy-Raes, like the conquering Romans, know the value of a road. The R569 that sweeps majestically from Loo bridge, on the main Cork-Killarney ro(...)

Rule the World’s  ability to act on soft should be a major plus in Guinness Kerry National. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

It is 40 years since Mouse Morris won the Guinness Kerry National as a jockey and Rule The World can bridge the long gap in Listowel’s festival showp(...)

Jockey Barry Geraghty onboard Jacksonslady, on his way to winning The Latin Quarter Steeplechase at the 2014 the Galway Racing Festival, Ballybrit. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Barry Geraghty has memorably worked the big-race oracle for JP McManus already in 2014 and the jockey could pull off a similar feat on Jacksonslady in(...)

Getting ready to go on the lash at Forbidden Fruit

‘It’s no good trying to analyse a Kerryman, because if you corner a Kerryman, he’ll change his gait in order to generate confusion. You’ve as much cha(...)

Martin Dunne  said: ‘We’ve updated all our mapping systems and are continuing to update them to the latest available.’

The director of the National Ambulance Service has expressed confidence that new mapping technology will prevent a repeat of an incident earlier this (...)