Waterford’s Shane Bennett, with Patrick Curran, has been playing a more prominent for the county. Photograph: Inpho

Saturday All-Ireland Under-21 FC final Cork v Mayo, Cusack Park Ennis, 6.0 – A high-quality championship reaches its climax in Ennis with the meet(...)

Thomas Clarke as an infant with his family and a tribesman in the Cape of Good Hope.

A photograph of Thomas Clarke – the first signatory of the 1916 Proclamation – as a baby in Africa in 1859 has come to light. The image shows one of(...)

Founder of the charity Chernobyl Children International Irishwoman Adi Roche will address the United Nations General Assembly later this month at an event to mark the 30th anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster.

Founder of the charity Chernobyl Children International Irishwoman Adi Roche will address the United Nations General Assembly later this month at an e(...)

Pete Briquette: thinking of emigrating

Our young cat, Pete Briquette, has been trying out one of the other houses on our road lately. I don’t know if he’s planning a permanent move, or what(...)

Sarah Rowe: scored two goals as Mayo defeated Monaghan in Ballina. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Two late Sarah Rowe goals preserved Mayo’s 100 per cent record in Division One yesterday as they made it seven wins from seven outings this year. Ma(...)

Clonmel choir Something to Sing About, which is comprised entirely of cancer survivors and their carers. Photograph courtesy Phil Flood.

New research shows singing in a choir regularly for just an hour can help people to fight cancer by strengthening the immune system and relieving depr(...)

A file image of daffodils in a park. According to Met Éireann the Gurteen station in Co Tipperary saw a spell of ‘absolute drought’ during March. Photograph: PA

One weather station reported a period of “absolute drought” while most others saw below average rainfall during a cool, dry March. Met Éireann’s mont(...)

Clare’s David Reidy tackled by Seamus Callanan of Tipperary during their Allianz League clash. Photo: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Clare 2-13 Tipperary 0-18 The ground doesn’t really shake at AHL quarter-finals but Sunday afternoon in Cusack Park, Ennis came close, as the home si(...)

Stuart McCloskey and  Ultan Dillane in action  when Connacht hosted Ulster in the Pro12 in December. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Ulster v Connacht, Kingspan Stadium, Friday, 7.35pm (TG4/BBC) The last time Connacht won in Belfast, Seán Lemass had just completed his first year (...)

Gardaí have located the car used by a travelling criminal gang to ram a garda patrol car earlier this week, which resulted in an officer from Co Cork (...)