Buzz Aldrin on the moon during the Apollo 11 mission: the astronaut had to withdraw from giving the opening lecture at Cork due to medical reasons. Photograph:  NASA/Liaison

A former Nasa astronaut who spent more than 100 days in space and completed six space walks has been chosen to deputise for space pioneer Dr Buzz Ald(...)

Rachel Allen: “I am hugely honoured to be the Grand Marshal of the Cork St Patrick’s Day parade.”

Celebrity chef Rachel Allen has been chosen to be Grand Marshall of this year’s St Patrick’s Day Parade. Food and Ford are two features of Cork socia(...)

Al Jarreau: March 12th, 1940-February 12th, 2017. Photograph: Felipe Dana/AP Photo
Obituary: Al Jarreau

Al Jarreau, a versatile vocalist who sold millions of records and won a string of Grammys for his work in pop and R&B as well as his first love, j(...)

US president Donald J Trump shakes hands with Neil Gorsuch (left),  after announcing Gorsuch as his nominee for the Supreme Court in the East Room of the White House on Tuesday. Photograph: Michael Reynolds/EPA

In a 2005 essay titled Liberals ’N’ Lawsuits, Neil Gorsuch, then a corporate lawyer in Washington, DC, argued that “American liberals” had come to rel(...)

Munster are given a penalty try after a late tackle by Leicester Tigers’ George Worth on  Jaco Taute at Thomond Park, Limerick. Photograph: Inpho

Munster 38 Leicester 0 The reconstruction of Munster in the image of bygone eras is impossible. Even if the similarities are everywhere; CJ Stande(...)

The drawingroom in Coopershill House, Riverstown, Co Sligo.

At the top end of the short-term rental market, it’s not unusual to find reality and fantasy fuse, making it possible to live out the Downton Abbey or(...)

“I hate England, I hate living there I have no intention of returning,” said Khalid Kelly. “Ireland, I feel the same way about. There is a load of non-Muslims there.”  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien / The Irish Times

A confrontation Khalid Kelly had in a Pakistani barbershop in 2007 appears to have been key to his decision to align himself fully with violent extrem(...)

Oliver McCormack with Sheelin trout of 1.86kg

“It was more a day for the beach,” was a phrase overheard on more than one occasion at last Sunday’s Coiste Siamsa open fly fishing competition on Lou(...)

Tom Keane and Claire Graham, owners of The Old Mill Stores in Connonagh Village, Co Cork –  winners of the Best Craft/Gift Shop category. Photograph: Emma Jervis

BEST CRAFT/GIFT SHOP: The Old Mill Stores On a bend in the road between Roscarbery and Leap is a real sign of the retail times. The Old Mill Stores (...)

 Ronan Finn celebrates after scoring Dundalk’s second goal in the  SSE Airtricity League Premier Division game against St patrick’s Athletic at  Oriel Park. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Dundalk 2 St Patrick’s Athletic 0 Two late goals saw SSE Airtricity League leaders Dundalk take all three points against St Patrick’s Athletic at Or(...)