Munster’s Donnacha Ryan: with the World Cup looming the secondrow could benefit from playing for Emerging Ireland at the Tbilisi Cup in June. Photograph: Inbpho

As the World Cup looms ever closer representative playing outlets become a cherished commodity for those looking to impress Ireland coach Joe S(...)

 DUP deputy leader Nigel Dodds. Mr Dodds has criticised the Tory election manifesto, claiming that the ‘English votes for English laws’ proposals could create a ‘constitutional mess’. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

The Conservatives’ “English votes for English laws” plan would create a “constitutional mess”, the deputy leader of Northern Ireland’s Democratic Unio(...)

A man walks with an umbrella in a blizzard.

Northern Ireland has experienced one of the coldest April nights on record, with temperatures dropping to -8 Celcius (17.6F) on Sunday night/Monday mo(...)

Fr Joe O’Keefe and relatives of Karen Buckley arrive at Cork Airport from Glasgow with her remains.  Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Huge crowds are expected in Mallow on Monday evening for the removal of murdered Irish student Karen Buckley after her body was brought home from Scot(...)

Karen  Buckley’s body will be flown from Glasgow to Cork on Sunday and then brought by her family to the hillside farm where she grew up at Glynn in Mourneabbey.

The family of murdered Irish student Karen Buckley are finalising arrangements to bring her home to Co Cork in preparation for her funeral mass and bu(...)

Each Saturday on irishtimes.com/weddings we'll report on couples’ love stories. We'll tell the tales and show the pictures of these fabul(...)

Karen Buckley’s remains will lie in repose at O’Connell’s Funeral Home, Mallow, Co Cork, from 4pm to 8pm on Monday. Photograph:  Karrie Gillett/PA

The family of murdered Irish student Karen Buckley will on Saturday travel to Scotland to bring her body home to Co Cork.Ms Buckley’s parents, John an(...)

Prince Charles, President Michael D Higgins,   Prince Harry and President of the Republic of Turkey  Recep Tayyip Erdogan at Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey, at the Commonwealth and Ireland service to Commemorate the centenary of the Gallipoli landings. Photograph: Chris Bellew/Fennell Photography

There are white carnations on the graves of the erstwhile forgotten Irish of V Beach this morning.They were put there by a president and by his wife, (...)

Alexander Pacteau is charged with the murder of Karen Buckley. Pic by Mike Gibbons/Spindrift

A 21-year-old man was charged with the murder of Irish nurse Karen Buckley at Glasgow Sheriff Court on Friday afternoon.Alexander Pacteau, from the ci(...)

When the remains of Karen Buckley are brought home, her funeral mass is expected to take place at the Church of St Michael the Archangel in Analeentha in Mourneabbeey.

The family of murdered Irish student, Karen Buckley are hoping to receive confirmation this weekend that they can travel to Glasgow to collect her bod(...)