Sam Bennett (left) finishes third behind Colombia’s Fernando Gaviria on stage 12 of the Giro d’Italia in Reggio Emilia. Photograph: Luk Benies/AFP/Getty Images.

He has already exceeded what he has done in Grand Tours in the past, but after netting his third podium spot in the Giro d’Italia, Sam Bennett is not (...)

Sam Bennett: hopeful of getting a result on Friday’s stage of the  Giro d’Italia.   Photograph: Tim De Waele/Corbis via Getty Images

Having taken ninth on stage one and third on Wednesday’s fifth stage of the Giro d’Italia, Sam Bennett kept his powder dry on Thursday’s leg of the ra(...)

Fishing boats prepare to join the search for missing Rescue 116 crew members Ciarán Smith and Paul Ormsby at Ballyglass Pier, Belmullet, Co Mayo. Photograph: Keith Heneghan/ Phocus

While debris from Irish Coast Guard helicopter Rescue 116 is still being washed up by the Atlantic, the search for its two missing airmen will continu(...)

 There are growing fears that the Bus Éireann strike could spread to Dublin Bus and Iarnród Éireann. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Minister for Transport Shane Ross will insist strongly again on Wednesday he will not intervene directly in the crisis at Bus Éireann which could brin(...)

Carrick-on-Suir native  Sam Bennett rides with the NetApp Endura team. Photograph: Getty Images.

Twelve months ago Sam Bennett expressed optimism that a changed approach to training would result in performance improvements but, heading into 2017,(...)

From the bottom it looks intimidating but it is a straightforward walk up a narrow track across the scree under the cliffs.

There are few experiences more satisfying in the mountains than ascending the steep ground beside a waterfall as it cascades down into silent plunge p(...)

Gardaí have appealed for witnesses to come forward after a car crash in Co Kilkenny. Photograph: Frank Miller

A man has died after a car crash in Co Kilkenny on Thursday evening. The collision involved two vehicles and occurred on the N24 at Belline and Roge(...)

Westland Row railway bridge in Dublin. Less than one-tenth of those who commute into and around Dublin travel by rail, according to a major report on Ireland’s railways. Photograph: Peter Thursfield

Less than one-tenth of those who commute into and around Dublin travel by rail, according to a major report on Ireland’s railways which warns that Iar(...)

The Belmond Grand Hibernian, Ireland’s new luxury train.  This year the deficit at Iarnród Éireann will be about €11 million, according to a rail review. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

There’s always been a certain romance to rail travel. In the days before jet airlines allowed us to whizz around the world for the price of a decent j(...)

Carrick-an-Suir railway station at rush hour last Friday.  Photograph: John D Kelly

Not one person stood on the platform in a bleak and dilapidated Carrick-on-Suir railway station during “rush hour” last Friday evening. It was just (...)

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