The Great Dublin Bike Ride: against the odds, Vinny was at the head of the Great Dublin Bike peloton which numbered 3,267, including celebs such as Ray D’Arcy, and his stumpy 57-year-old pins were pumping like pistons. Photograph: Sportsfile

After turning left off the Rathbeale Road, it struck Vinny Fitzpatrick that he was alone. He was the solitary cyclist, like the chap in the Arthur Con(...)

 Tánaiste  Joan Burton: will not be called as witness in trials over anti-water protest where she was allegedly falsely imprisoned. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Director of Public Prosecutions has ruled out calling Tánaiste Joan Burton as a witness for the State in the trials of suspects facing charges (...)

Simon Higgins of Fighter Food

Restaurant-standard meals to order Simon and Lucy Higgins, who are brother and sister and are both chefs, run their family’s three food business(...)

Writer Dermot Healy who died suddenly at his home in Ballyconnell, Co Sligo, on Sunday night

Many tributes have been paid to writer Dermot Healy who died suddenly at his home in Ballyconnell, Co Sligo, on Sunday night. President Michael(...)

The big winners on the northside of Cork City are Sinn Féin who will gain a seat in Cork North East through newcomer Stephen Cunningham, who is vying with Workers’ Party veteran Cllr Ted Tynan to top the poll on about 20 per cent in the four-seater. Photograph: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

A recount and recheck in two Cork city wards have delayed the final result and the ultimate composition of the new 31 seat council, which looks set to(...)

Councillor Ruth Coppinger speaking at a press conference in Dublin in April. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

A group opposing water charges and other austerity measures will contest 40 seats in the local elections on May 23rd and said it planned to “obstruct”(...)

Brothers John Coady, Richard Coady, Paul Coady and Edward Coady celebrate Mount Leinster Rangers’ Leinster final win over Oulart-the-Ballagh at Nowlan Park. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

Pat Hickey fishes a tightly-folded envelope from his coat pocket and flattens it out on the table. Inside are two columns of sepia, scissored a(...)

Former senator Dan Boyle said he didn’t believe that the constitution should be changed on foot of a referendum with a low turnout by the electorate. Photograph: Eric Luke /The Irish Times

A former Green Party TD has called on the government to introduce legislation to set a minimum threshold for voter turnout in referendums to change(...)

Mary McAleese led mourners at requiem Mass for the late Paddy Leneghan. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Senior State and church figures joined hundreds of mourners in Co Down yesterday for the funeral of Patrick (Paddy) Leneghan, father of former preside(...)

Euro-Toques winners Trisha and Mick Murphy

Euro-Toques winnersIrish traditional foods and the people who ensure we can still enjoy them were recipients this week of EirGrid Euro-Toques 2013 foo(...)