Limerick’s Séamus Hickey: “We were wondering where we could get the impetus to drive this programme forward . . . . I’m really chuffed for Limerick hurling.” Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Limerick All Star Séamus Hickey is happy to have a home-grown manager remain in charge of the county’s senior hurling team although he welcomes Anth(...)

The Shaws chain has 16 stores, mostly in regional locations. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Two of the main companies in the business empire of the family behind Shaws department stores had combined sales of close to €40 million in the year t(...)

Independent TD Mick Wallace said while many people were very passionate about working with greyhounds in different facets, there was a serious problem in the industry.

There is no room in the greyhound industry for anybody breaking the law, Minister of State for Agriculture Tom Hayes told the Dáil.“We will do everyth(...)

On Saturday morning April 12th, 2014, I sat on my couch armed with a bowl of porridge flicking between BBC’s Saturday Kitchen and Super Rugby. Between(...)

Canon Hanna (68) successfully applied to appeal his driving ban at Ennis District Court from the same judge who banned him. Photograph: Reuters

Speeding cleric Canon Bob Hanna is to remain on the road despite getting a six-month driving ban 13 days ago.Canon Hanna (68) successfully applied to (...)

Anthony Daly has taken on a new position in Limerick. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Dublin hurler Danny Sutcliffe says ex-manager Anthony Daly has embarked upon the “perfect” role for him as head of the Limerick hurling academy and co(...)

Leigh Gath: in 2012 she was one of a group of campaigners who forced a Government climbdown on disability cuts after camping out in front of the Dáil overnight
Profile: Leigh Gath

The woman appointed by the Health Service Executive to liaise with whistleblowers concerned about services for vulnerable users is a thalidomide survi(...)

Gardaí are holding six men in the south east in raids on drug laboratories that were believed to be making an ecstasy-style substance sold in head shops as ‘super coke’.

Gardaí are questioning six men after a series of coordinated raids in the south east linked to the discovery of back street laboratories where drugs w(...)

The Ana Liffey Project has committed to introducing residential stabilisation services nationwide aimed at helping existing drug users to overcome their addictions. File photograph: PA Photo.

Draft legislation to introduce medical injection centres for users of opiates such as heroin may be put to Government early next year, according to An(...)

‘Last month I reported on President Michael D Higgins’s visit to Africa. For this occasionally jaundiced Irishman it was a heartening experience. So much of the best in our people is daily experience there. Meeting Irish missionaries and compatriots with NGOs felt like something of a rejuvenation.’ Above,  President Michael D Higgins at the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa in  Addis Ababa where he  delivered the keynote address on the fourth day of his  official visit to Ethiopia, Malawi and South Africa. Photograph:  Chris Bellew /  Fennell Photography

It’s the season of goodwill, so let’s attempt it. That honest Staffordshire man Dr Samuel Johnson once said “the Irish are a fair people: they never s(...)