Mayo’s Cillian O’Connor make his first start of the year as his side face Monaghan at MacHale Park. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

SATURDAY Division One Tyrone v Derry, Healy Park, 7.0, Live Setanta Ireland  It’s been going from bad to worse for Derry and manage(...)

 Jonathan (Jonny) Byrne of  Tomard, Leighlinbridge, Co Carlow  lost his life on February 1st, 2014 at Milford Bridge

A 19-year-old County Carlow man consumed a cocktail of three brands of spirits in a pint glass as part of a Neknominate social media challenge, before(...)

‘If you are discouraging people from calling 999 in the case of a genuine emergency, that is appalling policy that is inevitably geared towards putting human lives at risk,” said Conor Faughnan of AA Roadwatch. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Almost half of the €9.3 million owed to local authority fire services by Irish homes and businesses last year was not paid, figures reveal. Accordin(...)

One person died and two were injured after a four-car collision at Knockloe, Tullow on Friday. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish TimesCrime

A 61-year-old woman has died after a four-car crash in Co Carlow on Friday. The crash took place at Knockloe in Tullow, on the Tullow to Shille(...)

Minister for Jobs and Enterprise Richard Bruton told the Fine Gael national conference that full employment was within Ireland’s grasp twice and “twice that was snatched from us by bad policies”. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill /The Irish Times

Full employment was within Ireland’s grasp twice and “twice that was snatched from us by bad policies”, Minister for Jobs and Enterprise Richard Bruto(...)

Detail from Thicket by Anthony Lyttle

Thicket – Anthony Lyttle Cross Gallery, Dublin **** Anthony Lyttle was born in Kisumu, Kenya, in 1960, but has spent most of his life (...)

Former Fianna Fáil TD Bobby Aylward has been selected to contest the upcoming Carlow-Kilkenny byelection for the party. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

Former Fianna Fáil TD Bobby Aylward has been selected to contest the upcoming Carlow-Kilkenny byelection for the party.Kilkenny based Mr Aylward (59),(...)

Frustrated TDs said party leader Micheál Martin’s leadership was not under threat. Photograph: The Irish Times

A number of senior Fianna Fáil TDs have warned that the party must “step up” in order to improve its poll standings and become serious competitors at (...)

Tony McCoy’s addiction to winning and fear of not doing the job properly has fuelled the jockey’s phenomenal career. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Tony McCoy’s seminal career is the product of a unique individual, so unique there appears to be little concern in racing that his decision to retire(...)

One of the Brown Envelope Seeds polytunnels filled with the ripening seedheads of salad and vegetable crops. Photograph: Richard Johnston

Ask Meath-born Madeline McKeever, botanist and founder of the award-winning organic seed business Brown Envelope Seeds, what she loves most about l(...)