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Rolls-Royce tumbled nearly 15 per cent to the bottom of the FTSE 100 as Standard & Poor’s cut its credit rating to junk. Photograph: Bloomberg

European shares fell on Friday as investors fretted about US president Donald Trump’s response to China tightening its control over Hong Kong. The pa(...)

A residential unit at Oberstown Children Detention Campus, Malheney, Co Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

One of the teens convicted of the murder of 14-year-old Ana Kriégel has suffered minor injuries during an assault in the Oberstown Child Detention fac(...)

PJ O’Flaherty of Joe Watty’s bar and restaurant in Kilronan, Inishmore. Photograph: Andrew Downes

“It is almost at the moment as if the island is grieving,” says PJ O’Flaherty as we sit on the stone wall outside Joe Watty’s, his pub and restaurant (...)

Peter Casey’s Theorem greatly generalised Ptolemy’s Theorem. Figure: Dr Maurice O’Reilly, DCU

Next Tuesday – May 12th – is the 200th anniversary of the birth of John Casey, a notable Irish geometer. Casey was born in 1820 in Kilbeheny, Co Limer(...)

Grafton Street in Dublin, the 13th most expensive shopping street in the world. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

It has become a humorous internet meme to point out changes in the environment spurred by global lockdowns, and conclude that the planet is renewing i(...)

Minister for Education Joe McHugh is likely to formally announce that the Leaving Cert will begin on Wednesday, July 29th.

When will the Leaving Cert begin, exactly? Minister for Education Joe McHugh is likely to formally announce that it will begin on Wednesday, July 29th(...)

Gymnastic club membership has grown by 27,000 in the last decade, up to 36,000. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Not all sporting bodies are stressed out about how or when their league and championship can be run off in the wake of Covid-19. Others have more pres(...)

Minister for Education Joe McHugh says the Leaving Cert is likely to get under way on Wednesday, July 29th. Photograph: Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland/PA Wire

The Leaving Cert exams are likely to get under way on Wednesday, July 29th, the Minister for Education Joe McHugh has said. In a live Instagram inter(...)

Virgil van Dijk has once again been imperious at the heart of the Liverpool defence. Photograph:  Michael Regan/Getty Images

Arsenal: 9th A dismal season for Arsenal ended with green shoots of revival - Unai Emery limped through to the end of November - with four of th(...)

Martin Storey: led Wexford to glory in the last knockout All-Ireland in 1996 when the Model County  defeated Limerick in the final. Photograph: James  Meehan/Inpho

Wexford great Martin Storey, the last man to lift hurling’s Liam MacCarthy Cup at the end of a knockout campaign in 1996, has said a similar scenario (...)

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