Billy Twomey won the 1.60m accumulator at the Horse of the Year Show in Birmingham on Saturday night. Photograph:  Clodagh Kilcoyne/Getty Images

On a big day for Irish sport, the team of Cathal Daniels, Jonty Evans, Pádraig McCarthy and Joseph Murphy won Nations’ Cup competition at the three-st(...)

Philippine environmental activists march during a protest at the Human Rights Commission office in Manila on September 22nd, 2015. The activists are calling for an investigation into the top 50 investor-owned fossil fuel companies over climate change impacts upon people and their livelihoods. Photograph: Ted Aljibe/AFP/Getty Images

Chairman of the Government’s National Expert Advisory Council on Climate Change Dr John FitzGerald has said it is not realistic to expect the US, Chin(...)

Michael Jung of Germany jumps over a haggis on Fischer Takinou during the Longines FEI European Eventing Championship 2015 at Blair Castle. Photograph: Ian MacNicol/Getty Images

Defending champions Germany go into Sunday’s concluding show jumping phase of the Longines FEI European eventing championships at Blair Castle with a (...)

Marriage and the church

A chara, – “Marriage was the last resort of weak Christians. As a consequence the early church placed a low value on the family”, writes Patsy McGarry(...)

The Waterford team celebrate their McGrath Cup final victory over UCC at Fraher Field. Photo: Ken Sutton/Inpho

Waterford 3-12 UCC 1-9 Waterford lifted the McGrath Cup for the first time in 34 years at Fraher Field on Saturday, overcoming a UCC selection whose m(...)

Bord Bia’s new Pork Deliciously Versatile campaign has recipes for all cuts and joints of pork

Crackling idea If you want to know the secret to crispy pork crackling, or you need inspiration to turn chops, which account for 44 per cent of p(...)

 ‘FrKevin Reynolds’s forgiving vindication highlighted another strand in the tapestry of Irish Catholic ministry: brave service in adversity.’ Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

The revelation in 1992 that an Irish Catholic bishop had fathered a child didn’t look then like the onset of two decades of PR winter for Catholic cle(...)

Bishop  Seamus Hegarty of Derry leaving  an extraordinary general meeting to discuss the Murphy report in Maynooth in 2010. Photograph: PA

The Association of Catholic Priests (ACP) published a review of the Report by Commission of Investigation into Catholic Archdiocese of Dublin (the Mur(...)

A man has been jailed for a year for dangerous driving causing the death of his fiancée, who was killed when he crashed into a ditch after drinking si(...)