Eimear Kennedy (15) who got an A in Italian having learnt the language using the Duolingo website and app, and watching  YouTube clips.

Being one of four pupils in the country to have achieved perfect grades in the Junior Certificate is an impressive feat. But for 15-year-old student (...)

 Alberto Contador celebrates as he crosses the finish line. He earns his right to bow out on the summit with the gods.  Photograph: Jose Jordan/AFP/Getty Images

And so it arrived on Saturday with Eurosport and “El Infierno”, was splashed across the Spanish newspapers. A short mountain stage in the Tour of Spai(...)

Graceland: Elvis is buried in the garden, making the house a pilgrimage for fans of rock’n’roll

There’s a pretty little thing Waiting for the King Down in the Jungle Room It’s 40 years this month since Elvis Presley last entertained pretty littl(...)

In May  a crayfish plague outbreak was reported in the river Suir at Clonmel, Co Tipperary. Large numbers of dead crayfish were found at riverbanks between Clonmel and Carrick-on-Suir

The government of Saudi Arabia has temporarily banned the import of live fish from Ireland. The Saudi Arabian ministry of environment, water and agr(...)

The court heard Sean Power had type 1 diabetes since childhood and was insulin dependent, had started smoking cannabis at the age of 11 and also had consumed drink on the night of this incident.

An 18-month prison sentence has been imposed on a man who threatened his baby son, held a knife to the child’s throat and told other family members “y(...)

Deep in the south Kilkenny countryside close to the border with Tipperary and Waterford lies what is arguably Ireland’s finest restored country estate(...)

A man in his mid-20s has died after getting into difficulty while swimming in the River Suir in Carrick-on-Suir, Co Tipperary. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

A man in his mid-20s has died after getting into difficulty while swimming in the River Suir in Carrick-on-Suir, Co Tipperary, on Monday afternoon. G(...)

 Sam Bennett of Ireland and Bora-Hansgrohe celebrates as he crosses the line to win the Men’s Towards Zero Race Melbourne during the 2017 Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race on January 26, 2017 in Melbourne, Australia. Photograph: Robert Cianflone/Getty Images

Although he went extremely close to a stage victory in the Giro d’Italia, taking one second place plus a hat trick of thirds, Sam Bennett’s Bora-hansg(...)

Seamus Heaney at his old primary school, Anahorish, Bellaghy, Co Derry. Photograph: Bobbie Hanvey

The diverse voices from John Quinn’s radio programmes now speak to us from the printed page; each describes a special place. Childhood experiences lea(...)

Carmel O’Brien , co-ordinator of the Kilmaley Meitheal Spring Clean, with  roadside dumping in Co Clare on Friday. Photograph: Eamon Ward

Carmel O’Brien lives in the village of Kilmaley, about 10km west of Ennis in Co Clare. It is an area of pleasant, rolling countryside, blanketed with(...)

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