John Sheehan

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 President Michael D Higgins and his wife, Sabina, the National Ploughing Association director Anna May McHugh,  and chairman of the National Ploughing Association, Denis Keohane. Photograph: Tom Honan

President Higgins must be very keen to keep to his campaign timetable, we mused, as he addressed the crowd at the Ploughing. He appeared to be wearin(...)

The importance of identifying emotional disorders in mothers-to-be is a key aim of the Government’s National Maternity Strategy, which will run for the next 10 years

It doesn’t seem like a question you’d expect on your first visit to the maternity hospital: “How’s your mental health?” At that early stage, it’s more(...)

Baby Emily with her mother Ellen Shine and consultant obstetrician Prof John Higgins at Cork University Maternity Hospital. Photograph: John Sheehan

Meet Emily, just days old and one of the first Irish citizens to have their health records stored electronically from birth. Born on Saturday in Cork(...)

Ailish Sheehan, (23), is from Kildimo, west of Limerick city.

DAVID RALEIGH An Irish rower has sustained serious head injuries in a freak fall, hours after winning a bronze medal at the FISU World University Ro(...)

 Great-nieces of Bridget Stewart (11), who died in 1916, attend the commemoration ceremony. Deirdre Billane, Marie Connolly, Lilla Peppard, Annette Delaney and Doreen Boylan were among those there. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Forty children who lost their lives during the Easter Rising were remembered in Glasnevin Cemetery yesterday. Some 300 people gathered at the cemeter(...)

ICG chief executive Eamonn Rothwell owns 14.7 per cent of the shipping group

Irish Continental Group chief executive Eamonn Rothwell remuneration package rose by 40 per cent in 2015, a year in which the shipowner surpassed the (...)

Mick  Barry TD is confident the AAA-PBP has the power to nominate his replacement to Cork City Council, explaining the merged party has been recognised by the Register of the Dáil as being composed of both the AAA and the PBP.  File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Newly elected Cork North Central TD Mick Barry has expressed confidence the Anti-Austerity Alliance-People Before Profit group will succeed in having (...)

Skellig Michael. Photograph: An Taisce

The Office of Public Works (OPW) has confirmed that “incidents” occurred on Skellig Michael during Star Wars filming last week that required “repairs”(...)

‘Star Wars’ crew collect provisions at Portmagee, Co Kerry, on Tuesday. Photograph: Don MacMonagle

As shooting for the eighth episode of the ‘Star Wars’ film saga begins on Skellig Michael, 12 writers and a photographer associated with the Kerry isl(...)

For 600 years Skellig Michael  was a centre of monastic life for Irish Christian monks. The Celtic monastery, which is situated almost at the summit of the 230-metre-high rock, became a Unesco World Heritage Site in 1996. File photograph: Valerie O’Sullivan

A senior University College Cork archaeology lecturer has criticised Government’s “sidelining” of State agencies responsible for the Unesco world heri(...)

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