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Daniel Johnston: the singer-songwriter and visual artist was acclaimed as one of the United States’ most gifted outsider voices. Photograph: Bryan Schutmaat/New York Times

Daniel Johnston, a singer-songwriter and visual artist whose childlike, haunted songs brought him acclaim as one of the United States’ most gifte(...)

The study found that people were not only more likely to rate an outrage article as fake news

Clickbait in the form of political outrage articles might seem like a shrewd tactic on the part of news websites looking for a quick and steady stream(...)

Austin Stacks GAA club’s first female chairperson, Máiread Fernane. ‘I don’t want to be crying coming down on Sunday,’ she says. Photograph: Ronan McGreevy

They don’t do false modesty in Kerry. And why should they, when they have won 37 All-Irelands? The mural on the gable wall at the top of Rock Street(...)

Former Kerry footballer Ger Power is one of just six footballers with eight All-Ireland medals.

Ger Power laughs as he recalls the oft-told story about the holiday the Kerry senior football team had planned if they won a fifth successive All-Irel(...)

Brexit protest: The UK’s exit from the EU is one of the big uncertainties facing the Irish economy. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Was it another blinking warning light in the cockpit of the Irish economy or merely a statistical anomaly? For the first time in seven years, employme(...)

The Warwick Hotel in Salthill, Galway, “the west’s alternative ballroom of romance”, undergoing demolition.  Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

The walls have come tumbling down at the Warwick Hotel in Galway where tens of thousands of people danced and sang and shifted their way through their(...)

John Deasy said the time was right for him to leave politics. File photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins Photos

Fine Gael TD John Deasy has confirmed he is to retire from politics at the next general election. Mr Deasy, who is the Government’s envoy to the US Co(...)

EU competition commissioner Margrethe Vestager. Photograph: Stephanie Lecocq/EPA

Google’s fast-growing tool for searching job listings has been a boon for employers and job boards starving for candidates, but several rival job-find(...)

Britain’s prime minister Boris Johnson. Photograph: Toby Melville

Irish consumer sentiment fell to a five-year low last month on the back of what KBC Bank Ireland economist Austin Hughes called “Boris blues”. The ind(...)

 The slide in Irish consumer sentiment comes as British prime minister Boris Johnson says he is committed to taking Britain out of the EU by October 31st. Photograph: Will Oliver/Pool via Bloomberg

Irish consumer sentiment has slumped to a near five-year low amid signs the UK may crash out of the European Union without a deal. The latest KBC Ban(...)

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