A power cut in Lili Petrik’s  home in Innishannon, Co Cork, following Storm Ophelia. Lili’s mother warms herbal tea using  tealights. The house is also without heating. Photograph: Daragh McSweeney/Provision

About 52,000 customers remained without electricity in Cork city and county on Wednesday with reconnection expected over the next two days. ESB Netw(...)

People on bridge despite road closed to Wooden bridge in Dollymount, ahead of Hurricane Ophelia hitting Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Hurricane Ophelia has caused widespread disruption on the country’s roads, with fallen trees making many impassable. A Roadwatch has released a list (...)

The ‘Hospitality Hero’ award went to  James and Beryl Kearney and Gary O’Hanlon of Viewmount House in Longford.

Following on from the Michelin awards on Monday, the great and good of Ireland’s food and drink world gathered in Dublin on Tuesday morning for Georgi(...)

Guinness is sold in more than 150 countries, with 10 million glasses downed every day. Photograph: Peter Macdiarmid/Reuters

Mirror, mirror on the wall, who’s the favourite of them all? That is what we set out to find out a couple of weeks back when took to Twitter to see wh(...)

State Pathologist Marie Cassidy and Garda technical experts examine the scene in Skibbereen where a man’s body was found. Photograph: Provision

Gardaí investigating the suspicious death of a 51-year-old man in west Cork say a postmortem due to be carried out on Tuesday will determine the cours(...)

The man had only lived in the rented two storey terraced house on High Street in Skibbereen for a number of months. Photograph: Google Maps

Gardaí have begun an investigation into the death of a man in his late 40s, whose body was found in a house in Skibbeeen in West Cork early this morni(...)

According to a Global Shares statement, growth has been driven by new contracts with company’s including Irish Life, GSK and Italian insurance company Generali. Photograph: iStock

Financial technology company Global Shares plans to create 80 new jobs over the next 24 months. The west Cork-based company’s plans come “due to a r(...)

Monsoon Home collection

HOME INSPIRATION FROM AWAY Fashion brand Monsoon is venturing into homewares with a collection that is simply called Home but that takes its inspirat(...)

During the Champions League final, expect Cristiano Ronaldo to rip off his jersey at some point to flex his muscles. Photograph: Alexander Hassenstein/UEFA via Getty Images

During the Champions League final tonight, expect Cristiano Ronaldo to rip off his jersey at some point to flex his muscles. It’s the same drill: the (...)

Sherna Malone and husband Brendan McCormack, with twin daughters Ella (left) and Zoe in Rosscarbery, Co Cork.  Photograph: Emma Jervis Photography

Nobody ever decides to join the rat race. But it has a way of creeping up on you. One minute you’re in college, cramming for exams, and happier than a(...)