Paul Hegarty

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Ninety-one  newly commissioned officers in the Defence Forces celebrate after receiving their commissions at Dublin Castle. File photograph: Aidan Crawley

This week Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney, who also doubles up as Minister for Defence, received an anonymous letter from someone who signe(...)

Shortly after publication of the review, chief of staff Mark Mellett ordered his second in command, Brig Gen Adrian Ó Murchú, to investigate its “content”, emails show. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

A row has broken out between the Department of Defence and the Defence Forces over the publication of an article in a military journal that criticised(...)

The World Health Organisation said there is  experimental evidence from both animal and human studies that the BCG vaccine has non-specific effects on the immune system. Photograph: iStock

The World Health Organisation has played down studies suggesting that that the BCG vaccine may provide protection against Covid-19 and significantly r(...)

On Monday, scientists in Melbourne, Australia, started administering BCG vaccine or a placebo to thousands of healthcare workers. Photograph: iStock

More “striking” evidence has emerged that the BCG vaccine given to counter TB may provide protection against Covid-19 and significantly reduce death r(...)

 John Caulfield’s Cork City team have now gone six Premier Division games without a win. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Cork City 0 Sligo Rovers 0 Cork City have now gone six Premier Division games without a win after they couldn’t break down Sligo Rovers at Turner’s C(...)

Kenny Shiels has been named as the new manager of Derry City. Photograph:  Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

Former Kilmarnock manager Kenny Shiels has been named as the new Derry City manager. The 59-year-old from Magherafelt has previously managed in the Ir(...)

Ciaran O’Connor can help Derry’s chances of survival and push Dundalk towards the title against Cork City on Friday. Photograph: Inpho

Having put them out of the FAI Cup a couple of weeks ago, Cork City can deepen Derry’s City’s relegation concerns this evening at Turner’s Cross where(...)

Patrick McEleney of Derry City takes on Shamrock Rovers pair Maxime Blanchard and Patrick Cregg during the Premier Division game at the Brandywell. Photograph: Lorcan Doherty/Inpho.

Derry City 1 Shamrock Rovers 0 Paul Hegarty cut a very happy figure following this slender victory at the Brandywell last night. The new Derry City bo(...)

Peter Hutton has been sacked after Derry City’s defeat to Cork City in the quarter-finals of the FAI Cup at Turner’s Cross. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Peter Hutton has been sacked by Derry City in the wake of Monday night’s FAI Cup quarter-final defeat at the hands of Cork City at Turner’s Cross. The(...)

T	he deaths of two men in a farming incident in Co Donegal last night is being investigated.

The Health and Safety Authority has started an investigation into the deaths of two in a farm incident in Co Donegal last night.The bodies have been t(...)