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High temperatures of recent days, leading to drying out of the ground, may have led to the break and combined with ageing infrastructure. File photograph: iStock

High temperatures in recent weeks as well as ageing pipe infrastructure may have contributed to the burst of a water mains which has left half of Kerr(...)

David Kenny with his gold medal at the U-23 European Championships earlier this month.  Photograph: Jurij Kodrun/Getty Images for European Athletics

Age: 22 Event: 20km walk Club: Farranfore Maine Valley Fresh from winning a silver medal at the European Under-23 Championships in Estonia, Kenny (...)

Phil Healy winning the women’s 200m final at the national track & field championships. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

The problem with being Ireland’s fastest woman is that every time you race against Irish opposition you are expected to win. It’s not easy, and Phil H(...)

“Why don’t we just accept the dude’s offer of a Gorda escort back to Farranfore?”

Verbum Domini Manet in Aeternum is a phrase that won’t mean much to most people. But anyone who has ever passed through the French-polished, lavender-(...)

‘This year we’re doing the whole, like, Wild Atlantic Way thing?’ Illustration: Alan Clarke

“Oh my God,” Sorcha goes - this is while we’re sitting in the airport deportures lounge, “what if someone, like, recognises me?” I’m there, “Sorcha, (...)

Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES

A verdict of accidental death has been returned at the inquest into the death of an experienced cyclist who died four years ago in a collision on the (...)

Peter Bellew:  he originally joined Ryanair from Kerry Airport in 2001, where he was marketing manager. Photograph: Garrett White

Ryanair rival EasyJet on Thursday said it was hiring the Irish carrier’s outgoing executive Peter Bellew as its chief operating officer. Mr Bellew c(...)

Ryanair chief operations officer Peter Bellew had “done great work over the past 18 months”, chief executive Michael O’Leary told the airline’s staff in a memo. Photograph: Garrett White

Ryanair chief operations officer Peter Bellew is leaving the airline at the end of this year after helping to steer it through a turbulent period of i(...)

Aer Lingus regional plane: Kerry Airport exemplifies the Republic’s sub-standard ability to plan good transport solutions. Photograph: iStock

As Kerry Airport enters its 50th year in operation is it time for it to stand on its own two feet? Recently filed accounts for the airport paint a f(...)

Ross McDowell   and Niall Harty, founders of Origin Clean Protein Bars

The growing amount of shelf space devoted to food bars suggests there’s a lucrative market for these so called “healthy” snacks. But are they all they(...)

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