Dr Ambrose McLoughlin: taking up new role with Healthy Ireland. Photograph: David Sleator

Being fired or being let go are very rare occurrences in Irish public service: what usually happens is that alternative posts are found and all the te(...)

Bertram Allen, on Molly Malone, Ireland’s winner of the Longines International Grand Prix on the final day of the Discover Ireland Dublin Horse Show at the RDS today. Photograph:  Dara Mac Donaill

There was Eddie Macken, and now there is Bertram Allen – the 19-year-old superstar of world showjumping. Once again, the German-based Wexford teena(...)

France’s Roger Bost, with Poker Des Dames, competes in the Serpentine Speed Stakes. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

One of the leading American horses, Blue Angel – by the former Billy Twomey Nations Cup and Grand Prix winning stallion Luidam – showed her class yest(...)

Manager of the Kerry the minor footballers Jack O’Connor was delighted with his side’s performance in their comfortable All-Ireland MFC Quarter-final victory over Kildare at Semple Stadium in Thurles. Photograph: Tommy Grealy/Inpho

KERRY 2-15 KILDARE 1-8 Jack O’Connor is relishing the prospect of Kerry’s double date with Mayo at Croke Park on August 24th. Former senior m(...)

Dublin captain Con O’Callaghan lifts the cup after his side’s victory over Kildare in the Leinster minor football final. Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Dublin 3-16 Kildare 1-12 Three first-half goals lay the platform for Dublin as they overcame Kildare by ten points in their Electric Ireland Le(...)

GIY founder Michael Kelly, Dunmore East, Co Waterford. Photograph: Eric Luke

Michael Kelly founded GIY (Grow It Yourself) International, a non-profit network of (...)

Walworth Road in Dublin, the location of the Jewish Museum and the site for the new and larger museum. Photograph: David Sleator

An Bord Pleanála’s recent decision to refuse permission for 10 tall wind turbines in Co Offaly will be an enormous encouragement to communities(...)

Grow it yourself: a great way to save money. Photograph: Getty Images

Gardening has become rocket science all of a sudden after news this month that astronauts are growing their own vegetables in space, suggesting(...)

Yesterday morning I phoned EirGrid and spoke to the communications manager there, Michael Kelly. I inquired whether a cost-benefit analysis had been m(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny: said at the unveiling of plans for a food education centre in Waterford that  our eating behaviours would store up problems for decades to come. Photograph: Alan Betson

The savings to taxpayers would be “absolutely phenomenal” if we could educate people to eat healthily and exercise more, Taoiseach Enda Kenny said at (...)