Peter O’Mahony addresses the Munster team huddle at Stade Pierre Fabre in Castres. Photograph:  Billy Stickland/Inpho

Some hard facts from the coalface were brought to light by Billy Holland after Munster’s draw with Castres in France. “It’s a game we should have wo(...)

Estimates of how many died vary from 300 to 800, a remarkably low figure given the ferocity of the storm

The Night of the Big Wind was the most devastating storm ever recorded in Irish history. Known as Gaeilge as “Oíche na Gaoithe Móire”, the hurricane o(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar: “Staff and office holders are assigned equipment from stock as required to enable them carry out their official functions,” said his department.   Photograph: Cole Burston/Bloomberg

A selection of new iPads, a €15 kettle and office paintings were among the items ordered by Government Ministers on their appointments earlier this ye(...)

 Delegates attending the Fianna Fáil Ardfheis had to choose between the Halloween “scare house” on Simmonscourt Road or the “Ireland for All” hot-air house on Merrion Road. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The billboard on the corner wasn’t helpful, confusing visitors before they even set foot inside the door. Pitched on a main junction between neighbour(...)

Hurricane winds collapsed a stand at Turners Cross, Cork city during Storm Ophelia. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

A storm red warning remains in operation countrywide as Hurricane Ophelia centres on the north of the country and begins to clear northeastwards. Eve(...)

Carmel Harrington author of 'Cold Feet – The Lost Years'

Novelist Carmel Harrington left a career in sales for Aer Lingus and 3M to write full-time and has six books to her name including the recently publis(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe: “He is neither an ideologue nor a risk-taker. He is unapologetically moderate and incremental.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Yet again it was a moment on RTÉ’s Prime Time which illustrated the changed political context in which budgets are shaped in the current Dáil. In the (...)

Senator Rónán Mullen: said US-based Center for Reproductive Rights, listed as witnesses by the Oireachtas committee, “has been fundraising  to overturn Ireland’s pro-life laws”. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

The chairwoman of the Oireachtas Committee on the Eighth Amendment Catherine Noone has asked two of its members who claimed its proceedings are “entir(...)

 Leinster’s Tadhg Furlong is  tackled during their victory over Munster on Saturday. Photograph:  Billy Stickland/Inpho

The cornerstones of not conceding points in rugby are discipline and defence. While the switch from the Guinness Pro14 to the Champions Cup and Chall(...)

Dublin’s Philip McMahon, Dean Rock and Ciarán Kilkenny celebrate the three-in-a-row after the victory over Mayo in the All-Ireland final. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

He may be in a minority of one but Colm O’Rourke, the Meath legend and analyst, has reiterated that splitting Dublin into at least two football teams (...)