Lester Ryan, Kilkenny’s linchpin, is in mourning after the sudden death of his father, Johnny. Photograph: Cathal Noonan

A large crowd is expected in the small rural parish of Clara in Co Kilkenny on Saturday for the funeral Mass of Johnny Ryan – father of All-Ireland wi(...)

Mary and Brian O’Shaughnessy from Bird Hill, Co Tipperary, outside  the Four Courts. Photograph:  Courts Collins

A couple have lived an eight-year nightmare after their home was demolished without any prior notice to them when a new dual carriageway was being con(...)

ESB staff are working to repair power supplies to more than 2,000 homes following strong overnight winds. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

  Met Éireann has issued a nationwide warning for snow and freezing temperatures over the next 24 hours. It has issued a “status orang(...)

The three former Abrakebabra employees worked in one of the chain’s Tipperary franchise.

Three former Abrakebabra employees are set to receive an estimated €12,500 following termination of their employment by one of the chain’s Tipperary f(...)

John Hennessy (standing) with from left; Dermot Crowley, Margaret Sweeney, Sean McKeon, Pat McCann, Robert Dix and Alf Smiddy at the Dalata Hotel Group meeting. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Chief executive of the Dalata hotel group Pat McCann said it may buy about 10 more hotels in Ireland, after its shareholders yesterday rubber-stamped(...)

Wexford senior football manager David Power. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

With a tra-la-la and a hoppity-hi-ho, it is a most delightful pleasure to greet one and all to the first Monday morning of 2015. Here at The Irish Tim(...)

Former taoiseach Garret FitzGerald and his wife, Joan. She approved the menu for the State dinner. Photograph: Jack McManus

Guests at the 1984 State banquet in Dublin in honour of US president Ronald Reagan were treated to roast beef and turtle soup, but only the to(...)

Soldiers of the 5th London Rifle Brigade with German Saxon regimental troops at Ploegsteert Wood during the Christmas Truce in 1914. Photograph:  Popperfoto/Getty Images

On the Western Front on December 24th 1914, thousands of soldiers from the British Expeditionary Forces, which included men from all parts of the i(...)

  Kilkenny’s Eoin Larkin and Paddy Stapleton of Tipperary collide in the drawn All-Ireland hurling final on September 7th at Croke Park.  Photograph: Ryan Byrne / Inpho

Kilkenny 3-22 Tipperary 1-28, Croke Park, September 7thIn heaven, all hurling matches come down to the last puck. It’s not supposed to be like that ba(...)

GAA President Liam O’Neill with Home to Hurl players Kevin Maher, on his arrival home from Melbourne, and fellow members of the Gornahoe Glengoole hurling team in Tipperary who have also arrived home  for the charity match. Photograph: Alan Betson

Meet a GAA player who flies 10,000 miles across the world for a single game and you meet a spirit of determination. It is the lure of a winter’s match(...)