Breda Flood, Co Wexford: An active member of the GAA, during winter nighttime games, the air quality is so poor Ms Flood cannot be on the sidelines. Photograph: Patrick Browne

Paula Freeman has run all over the world. A Leinster champion over 200 metres, she has raced in New York, Lanzarote, Tenerife and elsewhere. She train(...)

Anne Rabbitte, Fianna Fáil TD for Galway East: ‘Pressure was put on’ by people who wanted to support Mr Smith and not her, she claimed.

A Fianna Fáil TD standing for the European Parliament claims the party has given in to pressure to favour her running mate. Anne Rabbitte, a Galway E(...)

Pat Logue,  landlord of the Sheephaven Bay in Mornington Crescent

I have always had a curious fascination with Irish pubs abroad. Not the big bars like O’Lunneys of Times Square where tourists, NYPD, and lo(...)

Ryanair is to increase its flights to Lisbon.

Ryanair will fly two new routes from Dublin and Knock and expand services from other Irish airports next winter, the airline said on Tuesday. The car(...)

File photograph of a member of the Army bomb-disposal team.

A young man has spoken about the lucky escape he and his family, including his 18-month-old nephew, had when they found an unexploded grenade with the(...)

Ryanair releases third-quarter numbers on Monday.    Earlier this month, it lowered its full-year guidance   to about €1 to €1.1 billion on the back of weaker winter fares. Photograph: Gleb Garanich/Reuters

Monday Results: Ryanair, Alphabet.  Indicators: Irish services PMI (Jan), exchequer returns (Jan); euro zone PPI (Dec); UK construction PMI (Jan(...)

Minister for Transport Shane Ross agreed to consider making a noise insulation scheme on houses affected by the new runway  the responsibility of the new noise regulator. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

It would be wrong to prevent Dublin Airport from trying to overturn restrictions on night time flights following the introduction of a second runway, (...)

Bernard O’Shea and Karl Spain

To what do you owe a parent? Karl: Developing comedy muscles. My mum passed away 15 years ago. She was a very determined woman. I got my intelligence(...)

The striking Roque de Agando at sunrise. Photograph: Getty Images

With the heavy iron key that looked like a prop from a Harry Potter film, Pedro opened the old wooden door and I peered down into the well. As my eyes(...)

Damage was progressively reduced as the thickness of applied sunscreen increased. Photograph: iStock

Sunscreen that is spread on the skin too thinly may provide less than half the expected degree of protection, a study has shown. Scientists analysed (...)

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