Dermot Healy’s widow, Helen, is consoled by President Michael D Higgins at St Patrick’s Church, Maugherow, Co Sligo, yesterday. Photograph: James Connolly

The great Irish writer Dermot Healy was laid to rest yesterday in the company of poets and artists, musicians and singers, a president and, above all,(...)

Colm Hamrogue: “Everything was taken from me but it is the best thing that ever happened”

Midway through his Leaving Certificate examinations, Colm Hamrogue was the victim of a hit-and-run incident which would forever change his care(...)

James Horan: intends using several All-Ireland-winning minors in the three FBD League games.

From the sandy beaches of Dubai to the wet fields of MacHale Park in less than 48 hours. It may not be the ideal way to break into the new football se(...)

 Michael Moyles: admitted he would be interested in the Sligo manager’s job. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The longest-running managerial vacancy in intercounty football is set to be resolved in the coming weeks, with applications for the Sligo job havin(...)

John Quigley: ‘CleverMiles takes the carrot rather then the stick approach to young drivers.’
New Innovator: CleverMiles

CleverMiles is a cloud-based rewards platform aimed at turning 18- to 35-year-olds into safer drivers. Good behavior behind the wheel is rewarded with(...)

Conor Daly

Move over New Zealand Manuka honey. A group of enterprising businessmen and beekeepers in Donegal are about to launch an Irish equivalent under the Ac(...)

Three of Daryl Walshe’s children, Leo (10), Roslyn (8) and Karsten (4)

On Wednesday, Daryl Walshe had better news than 19 million other people around Europe. While official figures recorded the worst-ever jobless rate (...)