Brian Lawlor

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Maura Healy-Rae will be co-opted to take the council seat of her father Danny, centre, and join her brother Johnny, left, on Kerry County Council. Photograph: Don MacMonagle.

Dozens of vacancies in local authorities created by the election of councillors to the 32nd Dáil are to be filled this week. The new councillors will(...)

Atlantic Philanthropies founder Chuck Feeney (right) with president and chief executive Christopher Oechsli. Photograph: Jim Wilson/The New York Times

Atlantic Philanthropies is to give €138 million – its largest grant to date – to Trinity College Dublin and University of California San Francisco to (...)

Pat Magowan, Orran (10) and Cillian (7) were among those who enjoyed tight lines at Bangor’s Eisenhower Pier

What have the World Cup Trout Fly Fishing Championship and Croagh Patrick got in common, apart from being in Co Mayo? Answer: both had their main a(...)

 Gerard Finn, who died from Alzheimer’s disease after spending many years in a nursing home, with his daughters Sharon and Lourda, who is holding her son Fionn, in October 2006. Photograph copied by Liam Burke/Press 22.

‘It’s easier to dope up a patient like he doesn’t exist’ Something was happening to Lourda Finn’s father. A few months after being admitted into a nu(...)

Up to one-in-three residents in some Irish nursing homes are being administered psychotropic medication, based on previously unreleased pharmacy records and new research. Photograph: The Irish Times

Thousands of older people in nursing homes are being administered powerful sedatives to subdue challenging behaviour. Most of these psychotropi(...)

Kildare Manager Brian Lawlor: “We won our five games and we still have to play a final to see if we get promoted.” Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Kildare hurling manager Brian Lawlor has hit out at the “nonsense” arrangement of deciding promotion with playoffs at the lower levels of the Allianz(...)

“Loneliness is common, extreme loneliness is not uncommon.” Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

People calling to meet the lonely is the simplest, quickest and most cost-effective way of combating unwanted solitude, new research suggests.(...)

Kildare’s Niall O’Muineachain lifts The Christy Ring Cup after victory over Kerry. Photograph: Inpho

Christy Ring Cup final Kildare 4-22 Kerry 2-22 Nicky Rackard Cup final Tyrone 1-17 Fingal 1-16 Lory Meagher Cup Longford 3-18 Ferm’agh(...)

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