General Lucas with his wife Joan aka Poppy: The IRA captured the general  while he and two other British army officers were fishing on the river Blackwater in Co Cork.

It is the War of Independence story like no other. The British general captured by the IRA during a day’s fishing on Blackwater, who later became frie(...)

Democrats Abroad have been voting in the US Democratic presidential primary in Dublin. Pictured voting for the first time is Katie Clerkin, with her mum Claire Clerkin. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

US Democrats in Ireland cast ballots in Dublin yesterday in the party’s nominating process to pick a candidate to challenge Donald Trump in November’s(...)

Leo Varadkar with Boris Johnson at Thornton Manor Hotel in Cheshire. Photograph: PA Wire

Leo’s green and pleasant performance in Cheshire should boost flagging spirits in Fine Gael, where the mood is not as chipper as some would like it to(...)

Marcin Skrzypezyk (31):  denies the murder of Ludovit Pasztor at the Amber Petrol Station, Carrignagroghera, Fermoy. Photograph: Cork Courts

A truck driver has told a murder trial he was sitting in his lorry at a filling station in north Cork when saw two men beating two other men on the gr(...)

Mediahuis chief executive Gert Ysebaert and chairman Thomas Leysen: the company bid €146 million for Independent News & Media this week. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Many years ago at a dinner in the palatial home of the then Independent News & Media proprietor Tony O’Reilly a conversation developed around the (...)

Jarvey Ted Kissane makes the trip along the Black Valley to Lord Brandon’s Cottage, where visitors will have lunch and depart in boats for Ross Castle, Killarney, Co Kerry. File photograph: Valerie O’Sullivan

For decades, the international image of Killarney has been one of jarveys carrying American visitors out from the town to local beauty spots. However,(...)

A statement added: “The panel concluded that there were, on the evidence, a number ofother realistic possibilities for the source of any such information.” Photograph: Getty

Champion trainer Willie Mullins’s vet, Tim Brennan, has been cleared by a British Horseracing Authority disciplinary panel on corruption charges. Ki(...)

Faugheen pictured at the 2018 Cheltenham Festival. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

On Monday morning champion trainer Willie Mullins’s vet, Tim Brennan, will appear before a British Horseracing Authority disciplinary panel in London (...)

Faugheen jumps the last on their way to winning the Ladbrokes Champion Stayers Hurdle at Punchestown. Photo: Matt Browne/Sportsfile via Getty Images

The British Horseracing Authority has charged a veterinary surgeon who works for champion trainer Willie Mullins with passing on inside information. H(...)

Michael Brennan pictured at  Letterkenny District Court. Photograph: North West Newspix.

A man broke into a Co Donegal garda station and defecated on the counter before stealing items including hats, vests and radios, a court has heard. M(...)

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