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Mount Elbrus, Europe’s highest peak at 5,642m (18,510 ft), is in southern Russia, near the Georgian border. Photograph: iStock

An Irish climber has died on an expedition to Mount Elbrus in Russia. Alan Mahon (40), a father-of-three, from Monasterevin, Co Kildare was with a gr(...)

The high court was satisfied the injury was not caused by any negligence or want of care on the part of the PE teacher or the school authorities.

A student who sued his school claiming he suffered a knee fracture when he took a high jump during PE class has lost his High Court action for damages(...)

The crowded corridors at St Paul’s Secondary School in Monasterevin, Co  Kildare. Photograph: Dave Meehan/ The Irish Times

When the bell goes at St Paul’s Secondary School, in Monasterevin, Co Kildare, the building sways and the floors bounce. The corridor quickly fills w(...)

Retail units and apartments  in Monasterevin, Co Kildare

Agent Donal Ó Buachalla is seeking €1 million for a mix of retail units and apartments in Monasterevin town centre in Co Kildare. The portfolio incl(...)

  William Brennan, Joe O’Connor, Tola Collier, Alan Battersby and Steve Garry of the Ashbourne Re-enactment group on ‘Bullets and Boiled Sweets - 1916 Commemoration Garden’, designed by Fiann O’Nuallain for this year’s Bloom festival.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The plight of Dublin children caught up in the Easter Rising and the sufferings of Syrian refugees are highlighted in two of the show gardens at this (...)

Abducted by the IRA: Tiede Herrema with his wife, Elisabeth. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The kidnappers’ homework was terrible. They mistook their prisoner for a German. After bundling him into the car they asked him for the name of the Ge(...)

 Migrants on the railway tracks near Tatabanya, 57km west of Budapest, Hungary. Photograph: Balazs Mohai/EPA/

The UN has criticised the European Union’s response to the migration crisis, urging the bloc to accept up to 200,000 extra refugees amid continuing di(...)

 US first lady Michelle Obama declares the Special Olympics open at the Opening Ceremony at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles, California, USA, on Saturday. Photograph: EPA

Ireland’s athletes received one of the loudest cheers of the opening ceremony of the Special Olympics World Games on Saturday night as they marched in(...)

Rock climbing Even those incapable of one proper push-up magically manage to find the strength in their chest, hips, fingers and thighs to(...)

A family dog pictured yesterday morning at the scene of the fatal shooting on Tuesday night in Saggart, Co Dublin. Photograph: Colin Keegan, Collins.

A man who died after being shot at his west Dublin home in front of his wife and children had been involved in a fight with a prominent dissident rep(...)

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