Good outcome: Sinead Mulhall reading with Marie Byrne, (right) to children as part of Chatter Matters at the Larkin Childcare Facility, Ballybough Preschool, Ballybough, Dublin. May 2014. Photograph; Dara Mac Donaill.

The Government is considering how it might best invest in childcare provision in 2016 and beyond and a call for significant increased investment is be(...)

Ozzy a Border Collie/Kelpie crossbreed from Norwich in England, who has made it into the Guinness Book of World Records for the fastest crossing of a tightrope by a dog. Photograph: Guinness World Records/PA Wire

A tightrope walking dog has taken the latest edition of Guinness World Records to new heights.Ozzy, a border collie/kelpie crossbreed, has entered the(...)

Leinster coach Joe Schmidt. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho.

Leinster coach Joe Schmidt was damning in his reaction to the incident involving Paul O’Connell and winger Dave Kearney in last weekend’s PRO12(...)