Conor O’Driscoll, master distiller and distillery manager at Heaven Hill

Producing citric acid at a factory in Ringaskiddy, Co Cork, might not seem an obvious stepping stone to a career heading up one of the most respected (...)

Does the Charter for Compassion get us closer to doing unto others as we would want them to do unto us?

Last month RTÉ showed a programme called Divorcing God. Its theme was whether the decline in Catholic religious practice in Ireland was depriving soci(...)

A police handout of missing child Timmothy Pitzen.  Photograph: Aurora Police Department via AP

A teen who told Kentucky police he was Timmothy Pitzen, an Illinois boy who went missing in 2011, is not the long-lost child, the FBI said on Thursday(...)

A promotional image for the film Float Like a Butterfly.

It’s a long way from Kanturk to Kentucky but that’s the metaphorical journey that Cork film director, Carmel Winter has made with her film ‘Float Like(...)

November 2004: Pope John Paul II meets former minister for foreign affairs Dermot Ahern, in his private library at the Vatican.  Photograph: Giampiero Sposito/AP Photo

The year 2004 was a significant one in the long, tortured annals of the clerical child sex-abuse scandal in Ireland. Particularly significant was the (...)

Mariia Butina worked to infiltrate US organisations and establish “back channel” lines of communication with American politicians, according to the charges. Photograph: Facebook

A Russian woman who tried to broker a secret meeting between Donald Trump and Russia’s president, Vladimir Putin, during the 2016 presidential campaig(...)

Sean Levey riding Billesdon Brook (L) celebrates winning The Qipco 1000 Guineas Stakes at Newmarket.  Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

Aidan O’Brien’s Kentucky Derby dream came to nothing on Saturday but he still emerged from the weekend with a Triple Crown prospect and a key role in (...)

Mendelssohn: will be the top-rated starter in the famous Kentucky Derby at Louisville next month. Photograph: Horsephotos/Getty Images

Mendelssohn is officially top-rated among the contenders for next month’s Kentucky Derby but the man who has given him that rating reckons the hugely(...)

A shooting spree in Kentucky came about three weeks after the state was rocked by a high school shooting in Benton.

Five people, including a suspected gunman who apparently took his own life, were killed in a shooting spree at two locations in northeast Kentucky on (...)

Roy Moore: candidacy promises to deepen divide between Republican leaders in Congress and the populist wing of the party. Photograph: Marvin Gentry/Reuters

Senator Mitch McConnell, the Republican leader, said on Monday that Roy Moore, the Republican Senate candidate in Alabama, “should step aside” and tha(...)

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