One Donegal farmer who took three health service users on to his farm during the project said his family and the wider community had benefited. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The use of farming as a therapy for people with special needs or mental health difficulties could be helping more than 1,000 people within three year(...)

Patrizia and Raymond Crowley at Ennis Circuit Court.

A 67-year-old Co Clare man told gardaí he never threatened to kill his neighbour, but instead asked him to smile.At Ennis Circuit Court yesterday, evi(...)

Two directors of the Cork-based Kentech group employing 3,000 people worldwide have secured a two month stay on execution of judgments for some US$683,000 against them.

Two directors of the Cork-based Kentech group employing 3,000 people worldwide have secured a two month stay on execution of judgments for some US$(...)

Trainer Paul Deegan has high hopes for his charge Avenue Gabriel. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/ INPHO

Paul Deegan is already planning for 2015 with Avenue Gabriel after a valuable win in the Garnet Stakes at Naas yesterday convinced him the best is yet(...)

Trainer Aidan O’Brien ©INPHO/Dan Sheridan

Aidan O’Brien will make a late decision on where Ol’ Man River runs this weekend with the highly-regarded juvenile one of 16 possibles in the Juddmont(...)

New role: John Murphy on the Moerans’ farm

John Murphy got his first ever job after spending seven months doing work experience on a farm in Co Cavan. Luckily for him, the job is still there, o(...)

Frankie Dettori:  aboard Treve for the Prince of Wales renewal and will be riding at this favourite track. Photograph: Steve Parsons/PA

It’s an equine Ladies Day this afternoon so it is only appropriate that one of the top female performers in modern times, Treve, looks set to put the (...)

Full list of candidates Significant boundary revisions and a reduced number of seats mean there are few certainties for candidates seeking elec(...)

Nominee: Simon Callow, nominated for The Man Jesus, written by Matthew Hurt and directed by Joseph Alford for the Lyric Theatre. Photograph: Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert/Getty Images
An actor’s journey into character

The actor’s journey to inhabiting another character with their body can take some weird and wonderful detours. Some say it’s when they first pu(...)

Seán Dougall is the meat in the sandwich as the Munster man is tackled by Connacht’s Craig Clarke and Dan Parks in last night’s game at Thomond Park. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

MUNSTER 22, CONNACHT 16Munster scorers: Try: Hanrahan; Con: Hanrahan; Pens: Hanrahan (5)Connacht scorers: Try: Heffernan; Con: Parks; Pens: Parks (3)T(...)