John Bruton follows in the footsteps of former president Mary McAleese who gave last year’s address. Photograph: David Sleator

Former taoiseach John Bruton has been confirmed as the keynote speaker at this year’s Daniel O’Connell Summer School in Co Kerry. Director of the Dan(...)

Madeline Scahill and Gerardine O’Mahony testing their brushing skills on site before the 2016 National Ploughing Championships at Screggan, Tullamore, Co Offaly. Photograph: Jeff Harvey

When former EU agriculture and rural development commissioner Dr Franz Fischler told an EU conference in Cork that rural areas of the EU were set to s(...)