A participant in the Irish Christmas Tree Throwing Championships which are taking place in Active Ennis Tim Smyth Park this weekend.

When the people of county Clare heard about the practice of throwing away old Christmas trees, they took it rather literally.As such, Sunday will see (...)

People sit on sofas in the Alte Foersterei Stadium, home to second Bundesliga league team Union Berlin. Photograph: Inga Kjer/EPA

Fans in Germany have found a novel way to celebrate this month’s feast of football from their own living room... sort of.For the duration of the World(...)

Fighting talk: Joe Ó Muircheartaigh  in Ennis, Co Clare. Photograph: Brian Gavin/Press 22

“There’s hope in the air,” declares Jim O’Sullivan as the bunting goes up all around him in Shannon’s Skycourt centre, “and God knows we can’t say the(...)

 Josef Pavelka

A judge told a court yesterday nobody can be proud of the life Josef Pavelka had in lreland despite the man’s self-inflicted problems. (...)