Johnny Murphy: ‘The prescription charges are another one I’m disappointed with.’

John Murphy suffered a severe spinal injury 27 years ago in a motor cycle accident which left him unable to work. The Cork man currently receives €19(...)

Students at St Cronans Boys’ National School, Bray, Co Wicklow, taking part in a Music Generation class. From left: Tutor Tim Doyle, Casey Earls, Ultan Moran, Ronan Hogan, Luke Shiel, Christopher Jensen and Alex Coogan. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The old Lynyrd Skynyrd standard Sweet Home Alabama is a rewarding song for aspiring young guitarists to tackle. Built around a basic three-chord struc(...)

On July 19th, a PSNI helicopter was searching cliffs near Portrush, when Christopher McCrory shone a laser at the crew.

A camera on a police helicopter recorded a man, wearing only boxer shorts, shining a laser from a bedroom at the aircraft as it searched for a vulnera(...)

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy and Minister of State for Housing Damien English speaking after the summit at the Custom House. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy has become the third Minister to host an emergency homelessness summit. Simon Coveney and Alan Kelly held similar (...)

Public Piano at Pearse Station as Iarnród Éireann encourages commuters to play a tune. Photograph: Paul Sharp/Sharppix

Sing-songs around the piano may soon be a feature of Dublin commuter life as Iarnród Éireann installs a permanent upright in Pearse Street station. (...)

A modern view of the Echlin Buildings, Echlin Street, Dublin. Photograph: Google Street View

David Cummins arrived to Kilmainham police station a little after 7am, having walked the short distance from his home on Echlin Street in Dublin. Wit(...)

Portmarnock’s Darragh Coughlan  plays the seventh hole in his third-round match against Robin Dawson of Tramore. Photograph: Brian Arthur

He might have fallen in the semi-finals of the “West” but in the end a cruel westerly gust helped Newlands’s Jake Whelan make the last 16 in incredib(...)

Rowan Lester: mastered the tough conditions in Lahinch to post a fine 72  in the first qualifying round.   Photograph:  Pat Cashman

Maybe it’s the fact that he now plays his golf in Jordan Spieth’s home state of Texas but there was something otherworldly about the resilience and m(...)

John Murphy with a  photograph  of himself taken before he started working on a social farm. Photograph Brian Farrell

John Murphy remembers a time when he wanted to end his own life. He had a “full mental breakdown”, he used to cut his arms, and he was committed to a (...)

From Mallow to Cambridge: Mathematician Robert Murphy

“A brilliant meteor that flared intensely but all too briefly”; this was how Des MacHale described the Cork-born mathematician Robert Murphy in his bi(...)