Analise Murphy: “I hope to get a better understanding of Rio; get a feel for the bay and the different conditions we will experience.”

Olympic single-hander Annalise Murphy will do battle with six of the world’s top 10, including world number one Marit Bouwmeester of the Netherlands(...)

Tom Joe McManus, Drumshanbo, collecting fodder brought in from Brighton, England, and distributed to farmers affected by the fodder shortage, at Kiltoghert Co-Op, Co Leitrim on Wednesday. Photograph: Eric Luke

Kiltoghert Co-op sells everything from weed killer to catering packs of tea bags but farmers weren’t queuing to stock their kitchen larders yes(...)

Dick Barry (second from right), then parliamentary secretary (minister of state) to the minister for health, pictured in April 1974 at the annual general meeting of St Ultan’s Hospital in Dublin with JJ Jones, chairman; Anne McEvoy, matron; and Seán Hurley, secretary. Photograph: Paddy Whelan

Former Fine Gael TD and minister of state Dick Barry played a prominent role on the Cork political stage but also served as a stalwart for Fine(...)