Joe Joyce

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High Island is home to a monastic settlement and an intact stone beehive hut.

THE BEEHIVE HUT Long before cities, towns and villages there were monastic settlements with dwellings built from slivers of stone assembled in a way(...)

Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder look set for a rematch after their draw in LA. Photograph: Tom Hogan/Inpho

Tyson Fury looked up from the canvas. He’d spent the first 11 rounds of Saturday’s heavyweight title fight mostly boxing the ears off Deontay Wilder,(...)

A man looks out to sea at Port Ronan close to Malin Head, in Co Donegal where two people died after a fishing boat sank on Tuesday. Photograph: Margaret McLaughlin

Two people who died when their 15ft fishing vessel capsized off Malin Head in Co Donegal have been named locally. Two males, a 16-year-old named as T(...)

The search and rescue operation involved lifeboat crews from the Lough Swilly RNLI, the Malin Head Coast Guard and the Coast Guard 118 Helicopter. File photograph.

Two people including a 16-year-old boy have died after their fishing vessel capsized off Co Donegal on Tuesday afternoon. Two adults and the teenager(...)

Roald Dahl classic ‘The BFG’ was the fifth most borrowed book from Dublin City Council libraries in 2017.

More than €360,000 in fines were levied on people who dropped their books back late to the library last year across Dublin. Dublin City Council had t(...)

 Tyson Fury hinted at retirement during the week. Photograph: Getty Images

Frank Warren has “guaranteed” Tyson Fury will reclaim the world heavyweight title after dismissing suggestions he has retired. The 28-year-old sparke(...)

Bordeaux-Begles’  Ian Madigan will be leaving the French Top 14 for English Championship side Bristol. Photograph: Nicolas Tucat/AFP/Getty Images

(Irish exiles James Coughlan, Michael Noone and Peter Lydon talk about playing and life abroad)  The annual migration of Irish rugby’s wild gees(...)

Penguin Ireland managing director Michael McLoughlin described Liberties Press as an “outlier” at a time when book sales are recovering. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The organisation that represents the publishing industry in Ireland has said the non-payment of authors is not widespread in the books trade. Liber(...)

Seán O’Keeffe: ‘What those baying for blood seem to fail to realise is that, now as in 2010 and 2013, the only way to ensure that authors and others receive what they are rightfully due is for the company to continue to trade successfully - which remains my first, and only, professional priority.’

The situation facing Liberties Press now is similar to two previous episodes in the company’s development. In November 2010, when my then business par(...)

Seán O’Keeffe of Liberties Press: The “only way to ensure that authors and others receive what they are rightfully due is for the company to continue to trade successfully”. Photograph: Alan Betson

Liberties Press, which has published books by President Michael D Higgins, the late taoiseach Garret FitzGerald and former tánaiste Eamon Gilmore, ha(...)

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