Umbrella weather as heavy rain falls on Dublin, July 26th, 2015. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The summer was wetter and colder than normal almost everywhere, but it was not the worst of recent years. Though it feels like hardly a summer at all(...)

My great-grandmother, aged 18 and standing tall

We define ourselves largely in relation to our family, even – or perhaps especially – when that family isn’t one we feel part of. Whether you adore(...)

Kildare’s Conor Hartley and Tipperary’s Emmett Moloney, who was sent off during the  All-Ireland minor football semi-final at  Croke Park. Photograph: Inpho

Tipperary 0-11 Kildare 0-9 A Tipperary minor football and hurling double perhaps? “Well sure, there is nobody else going to do it,” coach Cha(...)

Lar Corbett  has offered a reward for help leading to the recovery of cash stolen from his pub on Friday. Photograph: The Irish Times: Dara Mac Donaill

Tipperary hurler Lar Corbett has offered a reward of €5,000 for information on an intruder who broke into his pub and stole cash. Gardaí have confirme(...)

In Brisbane: Richard Donovan with wife Patricia and son Michael. They will all be back in Tipperary in September.

Richard Donovan had always wanted to see Australia, so when activity at the civil-works company he worked for began to slow, in early 2008, it seemed (...)

The man was found by gardaí carrying a loaded rifle after having crashed a stolen car. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

A 27-year-old man arrested with a loaded rifle by gardaí on the outskirts of Cork city on Wednesday afternoon is due to appear in court on Friday on f(...)

The man was arrested for firearms offences after he crashed a stolen jeep on Spring Hill in Glanmire on the outskirts of Cork city around 5pm on Wednesday afternoon.

Gardaí in Cork have arrested a 27-year-old man for questioning after he was found with a loaded rifle walking through a residential area on the outski(...)

Trains travelling to and from Dublin to the south of Ireland on Wednesday morning have been delayed for up to an hour. Cork, Kerry and Limerick train(...)

Paul Dunne: produced an amazing display at the British Open where he was co-leader with a round to go.  Photograph: Paul Childs/Reuters

Nigel Edwards won’t feel pressure when he sits down this weekend to draw up the Walker Cup team to face the USA. When the 10 names are announced on Mo(...)

Kentucky Rose Emily Hughes   with Rose of Tralee host  Dáithí Ó Sé. Photograph: Domnick Walsh/Eye Focus

A doctor, a cancer survivor, a cancer survivor who wants to become a doctor, and a PhD student were among the finalists in the first night of the Rose(...)