Mark O’Donovan and Niall Kenny, with coach John Holland. O’Donovan and Kenny were part of the lightweight quadruple which finished 10th at the Fours’ Head of the River in London last weekend.

Neptune Head of the River tomorrow has a fine entry – and a good weather forecast. The winds over Blessington Lakes are set to blow today, but drop o(...)

Independent Jennifer Whitmore, right, is a political adviser to Independent Wicklow TD Stephen Donnelly, left.

Counting resumes this morning in Wicklow where a recount has been called in the Arklow local electoral area.The recount was called by right-to-die cam(...)

Election posters are still seen by many as the best form of campaigning. Photograph: David Sleator

“I’ve been studying the effectiveness of web campaigning in Ireland for quite a long time,” says Dr Matthew Wall, “and overall, posters are by far the(...)

Carol Donoghue left from Donegal and Deirdre Hynds from  Westmeath enjoying the Forbidden Fruit festival at the Royal Hospital Kilmainham at the weekend. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

That’s the first one out of the way, so. It’s festival season and for most people Forbidden Fruit is the starting blocks for a marathon of music and a(...)