Brooklyn Nets forward Kevin Durant shoots over Minnesota Timberwolves forward Josh Okogie. Photograph: Peter Foley/EPA

As my son Finn walked from the concourse of Barclays Center into the arena itself last Friday night, his first ever glimpse of an NBA basketball court(...)

 ESB crew removing and replacing a damaged single phase transformer near Fassaroe, Co Wicklow.  Photograph: Alan Betson

Winds eased across Ireland on Wednesday as Storm Barra moved into the North Sea although 13,000 households and businesses remained without power on We(...)

Mark McGroarty  lost part of his left index finger while assisting a carpenter at his local golf club. Photograph: iStock

A man who lost part of a finger while voluntarily assisting with putting up timber cladding on the pro-shop of his local golf club has been awarded €1(...)

The funeral of Dean Maguire, who died along with two other men when the car they were travelling in hit a lorry while they were driving the wrong direction up the N7 near Baldonnel. Photograph: Collins

It’s the talk of the community, but nearly three weeks on no one is saying anything following the deaths of three young men in a horrific motorway cra(...)

Ray Kennedy pictured leaving the Criminal Courts of Justice on Parkgate Street in Dublin on Monday. Photograph: Collins Courts

A man who was previously acquitted by direction of IRA membership has been found guilty by the Special Criminal Court of disrupting the garda investig(...)

John Swartzwelder on The Simpsons: ‘I’ve always thought season three was our best individual season.’  File photograph: Rex Features

The reclusive Simpsons writer John Swartzwelder, who is credited with creating some of the most popular episodes in the show’s 31-year history, has gi(...)

The hurlers  who toured the United States in 1888, in what became known in the GAA as the ‘American Invasion’

On February 9th, 1890, the Brooklyn Eagle ran a sizable feature headlined, “Hurling and its Growing Popularity in America”. Written by Samuel Newhal(...)

Ciarán Mac Giolla Bhéin, a community group organiser in the Upper Springfield area of Belfast. Photograph:  Stephen Davison

Burdened by the Troubles and deprivation, Upper Springfield in nationalist west Belfast, including Ballymurphy and Turf Lodge, has rarely trusted auth(...)

The Sligo railway line between Dromod and Carrick on Shannon pictured on Tuesday. Photograph: Iarnród Éireann

Train services between Dublin and Sligo could be suspended unless flood waters in Co Leitrim decline, Iarnród Éireann has warned. Irish Rail has alre(...)

Flooding in Carrick-on-Shannon. Photograph: Brian Farrell/The Irish Times

“I have my wellies in the boot,” Taoiseach Leo Varadkar remarked helpfully as he gazed into the flood waters lapping close to the doors of Carrick-on-(...)

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