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A monthly sample from the toy rental club

What does a one-year-old or a three-year-old need, let alone want, when it comes to toys this Christmas? In reality they don’t want much, and their ne(...)

Kevin Kealy: veterinary surgeon, author and former professor of veterinary surgery, obstetrics and radiology at University College Dublin

Kevin Kealy, veterinary surgeon, author and former professor of veterinary surgery, obstetrics and radiology at University College Dublin, died at his(...)

Teenage kicks: the Sunday World’s agony aunt gratefully printed our letter. Photograph: iStock/Getty

I spent a few Septembers of my school years in dread of ducking, an initiation ceremony that involved having your head held under a tap. At least I th(...)

Patrick Freyne: ‘I was designated fourth toughest in fifth class in my local national school’

Fintan O'Toole The Head Brother was a fierce and imposing man. He patrolled the corridors, fixing miscreants in his baleful glare, keeping at bay the(...)

Gardaí have examined the scene and the road has since reopened for traffic

Two women and a seven-year-old girl have been taken to hospital after a car crash in Co Monaghan on Friday afternoon. The driver of one car, a woman (...)

Ardal O’Hanlon: “Tennis makes you think forwards instead of backwards. It has really made me concentrate on the next point I want to make or the next bit of material I want to get to or the next joke I want to tell. I put that down to playing tennis.” File photograph: Alan Betson

I am counting down the days until next Monday because that’s the day I can play tennis again. I’m like a little boy most days when I know I have a ga(...)

During the course of the search a cultivation unit with over 300 cannabis plants with an estimated value of €250,000 was discovered. Photograph: An Garda Síochána

A man in his 30s has been charged in connection with the seizure of 300 cannabis plants in Carrickmacross, Co Monaghan, during the search of a propert(...)

A stained-glass window by Harry Clarke depicting St Brendan in the Church of the Assumption, Tullamore, Co Offaly. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Ninety years ago this week (January 6th), in a remote Alpine village in Switzerland, one of the most gifted stained-glass artists in the world passed (...)

Grafton Street, Dublin. File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The 14-day incidence rate of coronavirus varies widely across the State. While some areas such as Laytown-Bettystown in Co Meath have had very few cas(...)

A garda performing a random vehicle check in the village of Muff, Co  Donegal. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA

A further 506 cases of Covid-19 and one death from the virus were confirmed in the State yesterday as new figures on where the incidence of infection (...)

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