Rising sheer out of Dingle Bay, Cnoc na dTobar is one of the most impressive mountains in the Iveragh peninsula

Cnoc na dTobar, 690m (Hill of the Well), a “stand-alone” mountain north of Cahersiveen and rising sheer out of Dingle Bay, is one of the most impre(...)

John Teteris from Athenry, Co Galway, pictured during the ANZAC Day Dawn Service at Grangegorman Military Cemetry in April. An academic has counted 5,774 Irishmen who served in the Australian Imperial Force  and 860 who died. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Almost 6,000 Irishmen served in the Australian forces in the first World War and nearly 900 were killed, a conference will hear this week. Professor J(...)

“Rugby is being sold as an Olympic sport while hockey never really pushed that point home and at the high end it’s probably the biggest selling point in the marketing locker.”

As outlined in the proposals for the new Irish Hockey League (IHL) that begins next season for both men and women, opportunities will be sought to f(...)

Cork manager John Caulfield: “We’ll be hoping that we can play well, because we will need to play well to beat them.” Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

Cork City can expect their biggest crowd of the season at Turner’s Cross tonight for what looks like a must-win game against Bohemians. A point behin(...)

Horse trainer Deirdre Bourns, who is tetraplegic after a horse knocked her down and trampled on her at a showjumping event, has sued for damages.Ms Bo(...)

Patrick’s Bridge over the river Lee in Cork city. “These patterns of disadvantage have persisted for many years,” the report notes. Photograph:  Bryan O’Brien

Cork city suffers from levels of deprivation higher than the national average, with much of the city’s north side suffering most, according to(...)

The  bomb attack happened at 12.45am this morning near the Holy Cross Church (above) in Belfast, sparking a security alert for several hours. The PSNI blamed dissident republicans.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

An explosive device thrown at police officers early this morning near a Catholic church in Northern Ireland was designed to kill, a senior commander (...)

A car and a house burnt during fighting between pro-Russian rebels and Ukrainian government forces are seen near the Sergey Prokofiev International Airport in the town of Donetsk in Ukraine. Photograph: Shamil Zhumatov/Reuters.

Pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine have suffered their worst casualties since a ceasefire officially began a month ago, losing 12 men in attacks on bu(...)

Fearful: Kathleen McDonnell, at the ruins of Teampail na Naoi Naomh, on Loop Head. Photograph: Eamon Ward

Within eight months of his election, on March 13th last year, Time magazine declared Pope Francis its person of the year. An American gay magazine,(...)

Sisters Frances Forde and Marie Duddy died when their vehicle collided with the unmarked car close to the border city of Newry, Co Down. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Two nuns killed in a crash involving a police car in Northern Ireland this week had dedicated their lives to education, a priest told funeral mourner(...)