CROSS Cancer Research Rugby Legends cycle: “This is no place to be for your second cycle in a year – belly empty, bar the gallon-and-a-half Kenmare offered the night before”

Last Sunday week I found myself aboard my racing bike. I should have left it in a hedge at Mizen Head last year for all the action it got since. The p(...)

Knock Parish church. File photograph: Kate Geraghty/The Irish Times

An estimated 150,000 pilgrims are expected to take part in this year’s national public novena at Knock which begins on Thursday. It continues until th(...)

The scene at Cork Airport after six people died on February 10th, 2011. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

A survivor of the Manx2 aircrash at Cork Airport which claimed the lives of six people today spoke of her horror and fear that she was going to be bur(...)

Actor Brendan Gleeson signs autographs at the ‘Calvary’ premiere during 64th Berlinale International Film Festival earlier this month. Photograph: Getty

John Butler’s comedy The Stag and John Michael McDonagh’s state-of-the-nation piece Calvary have topped the charts in the nominations for the upcom(...)

Donal Walsh, a 16-year-old anti-suicide campaigner from Tralee in Kerry, was diagnosed with a tumour in his leg when he was 12. Photograph: Kerry’s Eye Newspaper/PA Wire

The family of Donal Walsh has called on young people in Ireland to remember his message against suicide as they face their first Christmas without the(...)

Donal Walsh documentary to be aired on New Year’s Day

RTÉ is to broadcast a documentary on New Year’s Day on the life of the Kerry teenager Donal Walsh who died from cancer in May. The hour long documenta(...)

Miley Cyrus does her twerking thing with  Robin Thicke during the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards in New York in August. Photograph: Lucas Jackson/Reuters

What links Miley Cyrus, Minister for the Environment Phil Hogan, twerking and a crystal meth dealer from New Mexico? All four have appeared at the top(...)

Donal Walsh: the parents of the Kerry teenager  who died after a long illness earlier this year have initiated a new suicide prevention poster campaign for the west of Ireland.

A new suicide prevention poster campaign for the west was initiated in east Galway last night by Elma and Fionbarr Walsh, parents of the Kerry teenage(...)

Fionnbarr and Elma Walsh, parents of Donal Walsh, accept the Outstanding Contribution to Public Debate award on behalf of their son from TV presenter and journalist  Brendan O’Connor. Photograph: Alan Betson

The late Donal Walsh was honoured by the NNI for his “outstanding contribution to public debate” .The Kerry teenager, who died from cancer earlier t(...)

The touching video by Donal Walsh, the heroic Kerry teenager who died earlier this year, was a stand-out moment in efforts to combat the heartbreak of(...)