Tullamore in Co Offaly is continuing to report the highest incidence rate of Covid-19 in the country. File photograph: Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP via Getty Images

Tullamore in Co Offaly is continuing to report the highest incidence rate of Covid-19 in the country, with the town’s incidence rate more than three t(...)

Damien Hirst: Temple (2008) installed in St Moritz. Photograph: Felix Friedmann/© Damien Hirst and Science Ltd. All rights reserved, DACS 2021

If anyone should have been ready for this it was Damien Hirst. Thirty years before the pandemic that has made the modern world feel mortal, a young ar(...)

Former Lansdowne head coach Mike Ruddock. Photograph: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

The Ruddocks’ Celtic union was formed, naturally enough, over pints after Welsh choir practice in Dublin. The Irish bloodlines go deeper than you mig(...)

Catholic Church documents on the handing on of the faith declare unambiguously that it is the primary responsibility of the parents and the family.   Photograph: Getty Images

In 1990, on a visit to Sweden, I met a religious sister, a member of the Dominican congregation. I was surprised to learn that they had no Catholic sc(...)

Jonathan Caldwell will go into Friday’s second round four shots off the pace. Photograph: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

Jonathan Caldwell may have hit some speed-bumps of late, with missed cuts in his last two outings of the rebooted European Tour schedule, but the 36-y(...)

Principality Stadium in Cardiff. There are few if any better places in the world to enjoy a big rugby match. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Descending from the valleys like red-clad wildebeest, they squeeze into Cardiff’s watering holes, cheek by jowl with friend and foe in heady anticipat(...)

The fine weather is set to continue over the bank holiday weekend, with temperatures to range from 20 to 25 degrees.   Photograph Brenda Fitzsimmons

This spring has been the driest on record in Leinster since digital records began around 70 years ago, the national forecaster Met Éireann has said. (...)

Swimmers playing in the Weir at Lucan during blazing sunshine. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Most places can expect sunshine and temperatures of up to 26 degrees over the coming days up to and including the bank holiday weekend. A high of 25(...)

The collision occurred on the N59 road between Mulranny and Newport at 8.30pm on Tuesday. Image: Google Maps

A motorcyclist has been pronounced dead following a collision with a tractor in Co Mayo on Tuesday evening. The collision occurred on the N59 road be(...)

Paddy Rainsford was driving a dark blue Skoda Rapid registration number 161 L98 and his intention was to drive to the Birdhill/Boher area of North Tipperary to play cards but he never arrived.

The search for a missing Co Limerick man in his 80s has been called off after a body was found. Paddy Rainsford (86) was last seen leaving his home (...)

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