Brian Boru

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 In 1928 O’Callaghan was the first citizen of the Irish Free State to win an Olympic gold medal. Photograph: Sean Sexton/Getty Images

Rumours about Dr Pat O’Callaghan decamping to America swirled about for years. Finally, on May 4th, 1938, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle ran a back page sto(...)

The Long Room in Trinity College, Dublin’s library contains 350,000 books which will have to be removed, catalogued, cleaned and then put back on to their shelves. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times.

A €90 million restoration of Trinity College Dublin’s world-famous Old Library will see the removal into storage of all 750,000 of its books. The re(...)

Seamus Troy (47) told the court  the attack had had a huge impact on his mental health and his doctor believed he was suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder as a result. File photograph: Frank Miller

A 26-year-old has been jailed for five years for mugging a former hurler whom he beat with a crutch just after the victim was discharged from hospital(...)

The Downs, Ballycuggaran, Ogonnoloe, Killaloe, Co Clare

A thousand years ago the village of Killaloe in Co Clare was considered the capital of Ireland. It is the birthplace of the Munster warlord Bria(...)

Gardaí have received reports of the woman being involved in an altercation with a male on Railway Street before the assault. File photograph: Oli Scarff/Getty Images

A 37-year old-homeless woman is in a serious condition in hospital after being found unconscious on a street in Cork city following an assault. Gard(...)

A fallow deer in the park. Photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times

In Ireland’s largest urban park – currently buzzing with wildlife – biodiversity expert Leif Murray explains why the birds seem to be singing loude(...)

Around 5,000 people visit the Guinness Storehouse every day. The Storehouse opened in 2000, as a way of delivering Guinness-related facts and branding(...)

The Roster of the 1885 Chicago White Stockings (known today as the Chicago Cubs) Top Row: George Gore, Silver Flint, Cap Anson, Jim McCormick, Mike ‘King’ Kelly, Fred Pfeffer; Bottom Row: Jimmy Ryan, Ned Williamson, Abner Dalrymple, Tom Burns, Jim Clarkson, Billy Sunday. Photograph: Wikimedia Commons

One of sport’s most renowned rivalries was on display for the first time on this side of the Atlantic last weekend, as the Boston Red Sox and New York(...)

Brian, Johnny and Leo: “Fock England!”

There are landmork moments in the lives of your children that you will remember forever. The day they sit the Leaving Cert. The day they get married. (...)

Photographs from a wanted poster issued for IRA man Dan Breen

Soloheadbeg is not much of a place, though most Irish people have been close enough to it at some stage; it is about a mile from Limerick Junction. I(...)

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