A YouTube screen grab of Val Doonican during the Val Doonican Show on BBC in 1983

The Waterford-born singer Val Doonican has died aged 88. His penchant for individually styled casual pullovers, middle-of-the-road crooning and a gent(...)

A smokers’ group has criticised new by-laws prohibiting smoking in Waterford’s parks, including vaping. File photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

A smokers’ group has criticised a new ban on smoking in Waterford’s public parks, describing the measure as “excessive and unnecessary”. The Irish br(...)

Waterford manager Derek McGrath celebrates the Munster semi-final victory over Cork in Thurles last Sunday. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

It didn’t fall out of the sky. Waterford’s great strides at underage level culminated in the All-Ireland minor title of two years ago and a competitiv(...)

 Tony Kelly is still Clare’s Mr Reliable what is now a mis-firing forward line. Photograph: James Crombie

This is a big weekend because the Munster championship is starting but how important is the actual outcome of tomorrow’s Clare- Limerick match in T(...)

Several locations have received more notifications for adverse weather so far this year than they did in the whole of 2013. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

It’s official: the wet and windy southwest has endured the wildest weather since Met Éireann’s colour-coded warning system was introduced in 2012.Data(...)

Kilfenora celebration of all things Ted

Bray Jazz FestivalThe Bray Jazz Festival takes place from May 1st-3rd with a range of local and international acts including Havana Ché (Cuba), Ed Mot(...)

File photograph of a ward at Temple Street Children’s Hospital in Dublin. A two-year-old child remains in  intensive care at the hospital after falling from the first floor of a building in Wexford. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

A two-year-old child who suffered severe head injuries after falling from the first floor of a building remains in a serious but stable condition.The (...)

Facilities for patients with acute psychiatric difficulties in Waterford University Hospital remain unsuitable despite a recent €1.2 million upgrade, (...)

Human Rights and Equality Commissioner Emily Logan at the launch of the European Network Against Racism Ireland’s new report on racially-motivated incidents in 2014. The body found that there were almost 400 racist incidents recorded in Ireland last year.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Almost 400 racist incidents were recorded in Ireland last year, including 16 racially-motivated assaults, according to a new report.Figures compiled b(...)

Two sections of the Berlin Wall measuring being transported by lorry from Berlin. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

It proved a symbol of oppression for many during its former use, however, visitors to Lismore Castle will now be able to appreciate the Berlin Wall in(...)