The Bord na Móna Endenderry peat powered power station in Co Offaly. Photograph: : Niall Carson/PA Wire

The High Court’s decision to overturn planning permission for the continued operation of Bord Na Móna’s (BNM) Edenderry plant represents a major setba(...)

Ken Doherty during his match against Reanne Evans during the World Championship Qualifying at Ponds Forge. Photo: Tim Goode/PA

Former world champion Ken Doherty insists that Ireland cannot be complacent if is to preserve a fine snooker tradition.The 45-year-old from Dublin fai(...)

Fergal O’Brien is into the Shanghai Masters quarter-finals. Photograph: Gareth Copley/PA Wire

Ireland’s Fergal O’Brien will meet Mark Selby in the Shanghai Masters quarter-finals after fighting back to beat Zhao Xintong on Thursday.Zhao, the 17(...)

The Eastern Market, Washington’s original and premier food and arts market. Photograph: Gabriella Demczuk for The New York Times
Weekend in ... Washington DC

  While most Americans associate Capitol Hill with congressional misadventures and general dysfunction, thousands of people – senators, re(...)

Fergal O’Brien. Photograph: Inpho

Ireland’s Fergal O’Brien has beaten World championship semi-finalist Ricky Walden 5-4 in the first round of the Australian Open. World number two Mar(...)

  Garda and emergency services at the scene of the bus crash near Clara, Co Offaly, in April 2006. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

A vehicle-testing firm has being found guilty of breaching health and safety laws in relation to the testing of a school bus which was later involv(...)