Sean Maher

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Seán and Stephanie Maher close up the shop which opened in 1979 on Berkeley Road, Phibsborough.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Locals stopped by to say farewell to a northside Dublin postmaster who retired on Tuesday after 40 years of service in the same location. Seventy thr(...)

Myles ‘Elvis’ Kavanagh at his home. Photograph: Sarah Mooney

“We haven’t been in an All-Ireland for three years, and this is why we said we’d go all out, and we’d just really go mad,” says Kilkenny man Myles ‘El(...)

Marcella Corcoran Kennedy. Offaly now has no elected female representatives at council level, though two of its three TDs are women: Offaly-North Tipperary’s TDs are Ms Corcoran Kennedy, Barry Cowen  and Carol Nolan

Offaly’s only female councillor was replaced by a man at a meeting of the county council on Monday. Cllr Tony McCormack was co-opted to replace Fian(...)

River walk by the Clashawley river at Fethard, Co. Tipperary, with Watergate Bridge and medieval town walls in the background

“A river,” says Terry Cunningham of Fethard Historical Society, “is not just a big drain.” How we manage our rivers depends to a considerable degree (...)

Acting Taoiseach Enda Kenny chats to President Michael D Higgins at the Easter Sunday commemoration ceremony and parade from O’Connell Street, Dublin. Photograph: Maxwells

The Easter Sunday centenary commemoration at the GPO was told the “short lives and big dreams” of the men, women and children of 1916 “extended the ho(...)

Former media magnate Anthony O’Reilly has been  declared bankrupt by a court in the Bahamas and allowed to file for a personal insolvency arrangement. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

“I don’t think people will be too happy to see his downfall,” says former Waterford Crystal glass-blower Seán Egan on the reaction in the city to news(...)

Paul Curran: the former dual All Star began his illustrious career for  Tipperary in 2001. Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Tipperary manager Eamon O’Shea has trimmed a number of players, including 2010 All-Ireland SHC medallist Paul Curran, from his squad ahead of this sum(...)

Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton said a mediated process had been a “very good outcome” for the former Waterford Crystal workers. Photograph: Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland

A deal that has settled the long-running Waterford Crystal pensions dispute will cost taxpayers €180 million. A sum of €41 million will be made availa(...)

Clare’s Tony Kelly celebrates a score agains Wexford last Saturday. The reigning Hurler of the Year is included  in a strong home U-21  team  against Tipperary in Ennis. Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

It may or may not be ideal timing but Clare get the chance to move on from the surrendering of their All-Ireland senior title this evening when their (...)

Much Ado About Nothing

Having just directed the third most successful film in history, The Avengers, Joss Whedon could be forgiven for retiring quietly to the hot tub for a (...)