Longford Manager Jack Sheedy says he would love to play attacking football if he had the resources. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

A shortage of resources is forcing the majority of intercounty teams to “try not to get beaten” rather than play progressive football. Accordin(...)

India to Nepal by Bus   The Indian and Nepalese governments have just officially inaugurated the first-ever bus service between the two (...)

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(...)

 Wexford nurses collect €2.8 million Lotto jackpot...	 1:41

“The Lotties”, a group of 17 nurses from Wexford General Hospital, have collected a €2.8 million Lotto jackpot they won on December 10th. Each winner’(...)

Darryle McClurkin on a quad bike in a snow covered field in the Belfast hills on Friday. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Mullingar in Co Westmeath and Galway were the coldest parts of the country overnight as temperatures reached -3 degrees, according to Met Éireann. Muc(...)

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald published a Bill providing free medical care for survivors of Magdalene laundries. Photograph: Alan Betson

Free medical care will be provided to survivors of the Magdalene laundries in new legislation ushering in the next phase of a Government support pack(...)

Soccer player Stephanie Roche of Peamount United, who is shortlisted for Fifa’s Puskas Goal of the Year Award,  was joint winner of the Sportswoman of the Month Award for November. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

It’s hard to believe that we’re already approaching the end of 2014 when it seems like a wet week since it started. But it’s trickier still to accept(...)

Health system: Enda Kenny said the system was not perfect by any means and the Health Service Executive had acknowledged there was a potential for delay at times of high demand in the emergency care system. Photograph: Anthony Devlin/PA

The ambulance service’s current target is for 80 per cent of life-threatening calls to be responded to in under 19 minutes, Taoiseach Enda Kenny said(...)

A Dublin man who hijacked a taxi which later crashed in Meath, causing the death of his teenage cousin, has been jailed for three years.  File photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

A Dublin man who hijacked a taxi which later crashed in Meath, causing the death of his teenage cousin, has been jailed for three years. Thomas McDona(...)

‘Irish Examiner’ parent company has made a loss of €700,000

Landmark Media Investments, the company behind the Irish Examiner and several local newspaper titles and radio stations, made a loss of almost €700,00(...)