Now, I’m on the record as saying that I have a serious thing for Miriam. I’m standing there, grinning at her like a lovesick dope, to the point where I think nothing of it when someone clips something to the belt of my chinos and asks me to run a microphone wire up the back of my shirt.

‘The bloody nerve of these people,” the old man goes, pacing the floor of the RTÉ green room. “They can’t call themselves New Republic, because we’(...)

A spokesman for HSE South said yesterday an ambulance was called to the Tir Cluain Housing Estate at 6.41pm on Saturday and was onsite by 6.59pm to tend to James Casey Butler. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Health Minister Dr James Reilly has asked for a report on the circumstances around the death of a seven-year-old boy a day after falling into a(...)

James Casey Butler (7) who has died in hospital after he slipped  and fell into the Owencurra river near the Tir Cluain estate in Midleton, Co Cork, on Saturday night. Photograph:  Provision

A seven-year-old boy has died in hospital after falling into surging flood waters in Midleton, east Cork, at the weekend. James Casey But(...)