The US boxer John Carmel Heenan fighting England’s Tom Sayers in 1860

Despite being contested by men named “Wilder” and “Fury”, the latest world heavyweight boxing title bout was a calmer affair than the one that inaugur(...)

Fiona Lydon was at home with her husband Pat and 23-year-old son at Tooreena near Renvyle, Co Galway,  at about 10.30am yesterday when lightning struck the roof of their bungalow, as the gale force winds of the previous night were subsiding. File photograph:  Nic Fulton/Reuters

A Connemara family has described their fortunate escape when their house was hit by lightning and set on fire yesterday morning. Fiona Lydon wa(...)

Ronnie Conlon campaigning for accessibility in Galway City. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Time was when the job of a young garda might involve sourcing fuel to heat the local station in winter. Ronnie Conlon was one such willing recruit, ba(...)