It is nearly 20 years since retired Cork businessman Dr Tom Cavanagh set up the Irish Business Against Litter (Ibal) campaign in 1996 to “rid our coun(...)

Sheila O’Sullivan, who works with the Irish Heart Foundation and trains primary-school teachers in PE teaching. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Like many parents, Naomi del Pozo worries about how her two children are going to get the minimum hour’s physical exercise they need every day, now th(...)

Senator Mary Moran: she called on the congregation “to sit down and listen to the people and their priests – to communicate”

Labour Senator Mary Moran has expressed disappointment at the reception she and others received at the headquarters of the Dominican congregation in T(...)

Alan Maguire at the Ghost Estate Farmlea Manor Ferrybank, Waterford.  Photograph: Patrick Browne

Alan Maguire and Carol Anne Kennedy live, with two dogs, on a small housing estate just outside Waterford city. The estate, just over the Co Kilkenny(...)

In total, 10 people aged from teens to early 70s were rescued from the water near the Saltee Islands.

The Marine Casualty Investigation Board (MCIB) is leading inquiries into the death of a 73-year-old man and the rescue of nine people after a pleasure(...)

Imtech headquarters in Gouda, the Netherlands. Photograph: Bas Czerwinski/AFP/Getty Images

The private equity fund that backed the buyout of parts of the former Quinn Group last year is poised to swoop on the Irish arm of troubled Dutch eng(...)

The Natural History Museum on Dublin’s Merrion Square. File  photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The Irish Game and Country Fair The Irish Game and Country Fair takes place in Birr, Co Offaly, on Saturday and Sunday. As well as showcasing country(...)

Jason Ryan has left his post as manager of the Kildare footballers after two years in charge. Photo: James Crombie/INPHO

Jason Ryan has stepped down as manager of the Kildare footballers. From Waterford, Ryan spent two years in charge of Kildare, having taken over on th(...)

The Paddy Power website. Paddy Power and Betfair Group plan to merge in a deal that creates the world’s biggest publicly-listed online gaming company. Photograph: Matthew Lloyd/Bloomberg

Paddy Power can trace its roots back to when a young draper’s assistant, Richard Power, set up his own bookie’s pitch at Tramore races in Co Waterford(...)

Immanuel Chirwa (18), who sat this year’s Leaving Cert while living in direct provision. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Immanuel Jayden Chirwa (18), originally from South Africa, is one of about 22 asylum seekers who sat the Leaving Cert this year. He lives in Mosney (...)