Safe haven: Cabragh wetlands. Photograph: Eamon Brennan/CWT

When the Irish Sugar Company opened its factory in Thurles, in 1934, it transformed the fortunes of the town and its hinterland. In an era of acute ec(...)

Setanta has 15 other such cases pending against pubs that have been screening sports events for which it has the broadcast rights without a commercial contract. Photograph: Eric Luke

Broadcaster Setanta Sports is clamping down on pubs using its services without paying a commercial subscription after getting a judgment against one(...)

Charlie Hebdo on sale at a news stand on O’Connell Street, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The special edition of Charlie Hebdo magazine commemorating victims of the January 7th shootings in Paris has gone on sale in Ireland following a dela(...)

The Willie Mullins-trained Roi Des Francs won the Maiden Hurdle at Thurles. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho.

Mount Colah survived a blunder at the final fence to land the Thurles Racecourse Supporters Club Chase at the Co Tipperary track.The 9 to 10 favourite(...)

Pat Butler, of Pat’s Barbers, Emmet Street. The budget was “definitely a step in the right direction”

The GAA Man Tim Floyd, full-time secretary of the GAA county board in Tipperary. Tim Floyd works in the Lár na Páirce centre on Slievenamon(...)

Rebecca Purcell: what was most needed from the Budget was that it build on the positivity she says people are begining to feel around Tipperary. Photograph: Eric Luke

Thurles is a fairly typical former market town in a rural area, if there is such a thing. The shopping centre has taken a lot of the jizz out of the t(...)

A photo-montage of Cork goalkeeper Anthony Nash scoring from a penalty during an Allianz League match against Tipperary earlier this season. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho.

I’m relieved by the news that this situation is to be looked at by the GAA’s management committee. I’d acknowledge that although goalkeepers have been(...)

 Vintage tractors.  Photograph: Eric Luke

If you have a tractor, the Order of Malta wants to see it in Thurles next month. The charity is attempting to break a G(...)

 Willie Mullins, trainer of Shesafoxylady

Connections of Shesafoxylady are confident the three-time bumper winner can make a successful start to her jumping career in the Killinan Maide(...)

Bellenois (yellow) ridden by Harry Skelton beats Rio De Sivola ridden by AP McCoy to win the Shooting Stary Chase Novices’ Limited Handicap Chase at Ascot yesterday. Photograph: Tim Ireland/PA

The weekend action before Christmas is usually relatively humdrum but the power of Willie Mullins’s string is illustrated by him pitching in a couple (...)