Cork Ignite, one of this year’s Cork Culture Night events. Photograph:  Culture Night

GAA commentator Mícheál Ó Muircheartaigh is to make the journey to Leeside later this month when he will act as cultural ambassador for Cork’s Culture(...)

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Simon Coveney: praised Quinlan Seafood for its entrepreneurial spirit. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

A family-owned business in Kerry which is to create 120 jobs in a series of seafood bars across the country has been praised for its entrepreneurial s(...)

Piglets feeding on grain at the IFA protest outside the European Commission offices in Dublin yesterday. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Farmers dumped grain in front of the European Commission buildings in Dublin yesterday and warned that farm incomes were being “ripped apart”. (...)

IFA president Eddie Downey described farm incomes as “non-existent” at a time when children are going back to school, and urged Agriculture Commissioner Phil  Hogan to move to implement EU measures to underpin the viability of farm families. File photograph:  Ilya Naymushin/Reuters

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney, has expressed hope the European Commission will release up to €800 million in funding wh(...)

The Ballycotton lifeboat ‘Austin Lidbury’ It performed an unusual rescue on Sunday when it saved a dolphin

Ballycotton RNLI lifeboat performed one of the most unusual rescues in its history when it saved a dolphin that was stranded on slobland. The young do(...)

Jimmy Deenihan TD has backed a call for the establishment of a substantial memorial to the Liberator, Daniel O’Connell in the UK. Pictured is the O’Connell street statue. Photograph: Eric Luke

Former Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Jimmy Deenihan TD has backed a call for the establishment of a substantial memorial to the Liber(...)

Production crew and sets on Skellig Island as Star Wars Episode VII directed by JJ Abrams begins filming. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

The return of crews filming the new Star Wars film to the Skellig Michael Unesco World Heritage Site off the Co Kerry coast next month will be hugely (...)

Statue of Daniel O’Connell on O’Connell Street in Dublin. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Daniel O’Connell should be remembered in Britain with some sort of memorial in recognition of his contribution to British politics including paving th(...)

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald told The Irish Times: “There is no difference in fact when you look at what the Chief Constable said and what the Garda Commissioner and the Independent Monitoring Committee said in terms of the very changed situation regarding the Provisional IRA.” File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald has moved to play down any suggestion of a difference between the PSNI and the Garda in their assessment of an(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny said the State was pleased to be able to offer the honour of State funeral to the descendants of Thomas Kent (above), who was executed in Cork Prison, the Victoria Barracks in May 1916.

The Government is to hold a State funeral for Thomas Kent - one of only two people executed outside of Dublin in 1916 - after DNA testing confirmed th(...)