Figures released on Wednesday show there was a 2 per cent drop in the numbers of homeless people in December. File image: Dara Mac Donaill

Dublin homeless officials insist there are more than enough beds for rough sleepers in the capital during the cold weather, rejecting claims that doze(...)

When gardaí  caught up with James Barry he was submerged in the River Dodder. Photograph: Eric Luke

A robber who jumped into a river thinking the water would conceal his body temperature from Garda helicopters - even though there was no air pursuit t(...)

Kildare celebrate winning the All-Ireland U-20 championship final against Mayo at Croke Park. Photograph: Gary Carr/Inpho

Kildare 1-18 Mayo 1-16 A penny for Cian O’Neill’s thoughts after witnessing Jimmy Hyland light up Croke Park with the one of the great championship d(...)

Joe Schmidt:   Ireland and Michael Cheika’s Australia  clash in the Aviva Stadium at 5.30pm on Saturday. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Same? Well, same, but different. Joe and Cheiks. How best to describe, never mind compare, them? Ask around. Ruthless, lethally so. One more bla(...)

Kildare beat Laois at Croke Park to secure a second consecutive Leinster minor title. Photograph: Inpho/Tommy Grealy

Kildare 1-18 Laois 0-10 Brian McLoughlin lived up to his captain’s billing with a thrilling display to help Kildare capture back to back Leinster min(...)

The stone visible on the altar is the “Leac na Naomh” which the locals used to swear upon in order to cause storms to prove that they spoke the truth.

A medieval pilgrimage “round”, or circuit, has been identified on the Mayo island of Caher, which archaeologists believe shines fresh light on reli(...)