“I love hurling. But there are more important things in life. Your family and your health. Hurling is . . . it is fun and enjoyment and it gets you excited. I think we all need something. It doesn’t have to be hurling.” Photograph: Inpho

What winds Davy Fitzgerald up? And who is he anyhow? Yes, he is still – always – the fiercely energetic and fine goalkeeper in a Clare group that seem(...)

 Additional sandbags are placed around Ann Connolly’s house as flood waters rise at Ballinstague, Gort, on Monday. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy.

Areas along the Shannon and Lee rivers are braced for more flooding over the coming days with Storm Frank due to bring heavy rain and strong winds acr(...)

The twenty-five year old man pleaded guilty to one sample count each of anal rape and sexual assault of the girl between 2009 and 2012 in County Clare. He will be sentenced next week. Photograph: Michael Rehle/Reuters

A Clare man threatened to kill his partner’s nine-year-old daughter if she told anyone of his sexual abuse, the Central Criminal Court has heard. The (...)

Every home and business in the country will have high-speed broadband by the end of the decade, the Government has promised.

Every home and business in the country will have high-speed broadband by the end of the decade, the Government has promised.The Department of Communic(...)

Gordon Ramsay’s newest addition to the dining landscape Heddon Street Kitchen opened on November 8th in Mayfair

New London openings London’s dining scene is welcoming a slew of new openings this winter. US TV chef Judy Joo opens her first European venture(...)

Paul McGinley seems to have been preparing for the captain’s role for years, making sure to read Paul Azinger’s book on his 2008 captaincy at Valhalla as soon as it was published. “You can’t get enough information. It would be arrogant to think you know all the answers. I certainly don’t,” he says. Photograph: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire.

“Golf can be selfish, as we all know, and that’s possibly why it took Paul McGinley a little longer than most to get into the whole ethos and mindset (...)

Households in Co Clare have been advised not to drink tap water due to increased manganese levels in the local water supply. Photograph: The Irish Times/Stock image

Residents in parts of Co Clare are being advised not to drink tap water after a warning was put in place due to increased manganese levels in the loca(...)

“One evening, when I was visiting, he suddenly presented me with the old watch over dinner. I have two brothers, and I pointed this out with some anxiety, feeling slightly old-fashioned and sexist as I did.  But as I no longer climb trees, or tend to lose things much any more, I accepted his gift. “

My father is a man of a certain generation who has never worn jewellery. He married at a time when women wore wedding rings, but men did not. I have n(...)

The Sean Ross Abbey in Roscrea, which was a home from 1930 to 1970. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Eighteen years ago, on May 11th, 1996, Padraig O’Morain wrote in this newspaper about a woman he called Eileen, whose baby was taken from her in a mot(...)

Damage to the Lahinch promenade in Co Clare is seen in this image from January this year. Wave   tore apart the pavement.  Photograph: Press 22

County Clare will be allocated almost half of the €20 million in funding to repair flood defences and coastal protection in the communities worst a(...)