Gerry Murphy

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Gary Halpin gives a two fingered salute after Ireland scored a try against New Zealand. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Whatever about this featuring in Ireland’s standout World Cup moments, the fact that it is also included on one particular New Zealand rugby website a(...)

Beachgoers enjoy the sunshine in Margate in south east England last week. File photograph:  Dan Kitwood/Getty

Temperatures are set to rise to 24 degrees Celsius on Friday though weather will become unsettled over the August Bank Holiday weekend. Met Éireann (...)

At the Coillte Nature launch: Gerry Murphy (left), managing director of Coillte Land Solutions, Minister of State for food, forestry and agriculture Andrew Doyle and Coillte chairwoman Bernie Gray. Photograph: Julien Behal

Nine commercial forests in the Dublin Mountains will be converted to primarily recreational and biodiversity use under the first project for Coillte N(...)

Luca Connell (centre) at Republic of Ireland squad training in Quinto do Lago,  Portugal, with   Seamus Coleman, Callum O’Dowda, Shane Duffy and Ronan Curtis. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Declan Rice and Jack Grealish have ensured a health warning accompanies dual-eligible players emerging through the Irish ranks, but his grandmother Ma(...)

Met Éireann is forecasting a mixed weekend of sunny spells and showers. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

A mixed weekend of weather is in store for the country after a very warm and sunny week. A settled period of good weather will make way for more sho(...)

 Bluebells at Avondale House, Co Wicklow. The bank holiday weather is expected to be cool but pleasant. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

It will be dry and sunny this bank holiday weekend, as it was during the Easter bank holiday weekend. However, there will be a marked drop in tempera(...)

Autumn light in Dublin’s Merrion Square on Monday. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The upcoming Bank Holiday weekend will be noticeably colder than recent days as temperatures gradually drop throughout the week, Met Éireann has said.(...)

Preparations are made at Phoenix Park in Dublin ahead of Pope Francis’s visit. Photograph: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

Say a prayer for the weather this weekend - it looks like Pope Francis will narrowly miss the heavy rain but thousands of pilgrims may not be quite so(...)

A prolific writer, Matthew Sweeney had published numerous collections of poetry, including Inquisition Lane (2015) and Horse Music (2013).

Tributes have been paid to poet Matthew Sweeney, who has died aged 65. The Lifford, Co Donegal-born poet, who lived in Cork, had motor neurone disease(...)

 Saturday will see sunny spells and scattered showers.File Photograph: Alan Betson/ The Irish Times

The weekend will see a return to wetter, cooler weather as the heatwave gives way to a more typical Irish summer. Met Éireann says the entire country(...)

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