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Tourism in Cork is set for a major boost this summer with the Port of Cork revealing that a 30 per cent increase in the numbers of cruise liner visits(...)

Arnaud Beltrame offered to be swapped for a female hostage. Photograph: Ouest France via AP

A gendarme who voluntarily took the place of a hostage during a deadly supermarket siege in southwestern France on Friday has died, interior minister (...)

How Munster’s Sam Arnold fares againstScarlets’ Scott Williams will be worth watching. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Munster v Scarlets, Thomond Park, Saturday, 5.30 (live on Sky Sports Arena) Ordinarily a game against the Guinness Pro14 champions would appeal to Mu(...)

Isobel Mahon (left) and Maria McDermottroe

When did you last cry? Maria: This morning. Whatever show I was listening to on radio – I think it was Sean O’Rourke – they had a singer on and he sa(...)

Sally Foran and David Kitt

What subject do you wish you had studied more in school? Sally: I’d like to have taken another language. I did my Leaving Cert on tape, I smashed my (...)

I have a friend who walks home alone at night after an evening out.  It’s all in the way you walk, she says. You have to look like you’re not afraid. That is the world we live in.

Watch out, folks. Political correctness is on the rampage again, eroding the human rights of blameless people who are just trying to be nice. Catcall(...)

French National Gendarmerie Intervention Group (GIGN)  gather outside the Super U supermarket in the town of Trebes, southern France, where a man took hostages on Friday morning. Photograph: Eric Cabanis/AFP/Getty Images

Three people were killed and 16 others were wounded in attacks by a Franco-Moroccan gunman in and around Carcassonne, southern France on Friday. Genda(...)

Declan Rice  in action against Turkey’s Yusuf Yazici  during the friendly international  at the  Antalya Stadyumu. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Turkey 1 Republic of Ireland 0 There was a time when the Turks were seen as something of a soft touch for an Irish team but it is a while since one h(...)

Bad Wolves is something of a heavy metal super group comprising five members who had been in previous bands

On the night of Sunday, January 14th Tommy Vext went to bed “like a kid on Christmas Eve” knowing The Cranberries lead singer Dolores O’Riordan was ab(...)

Police are seen at the scene of a hostage situation in a supermarket in Trebes, France. Photograph: Reuters

Three people were killed in southwestern France on Friday when a gunman held up a car, opened fire on police and then took hostages in a supermarket. (...)

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