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Former president of Ireland Mary Robinson said the world was now in crisis mode. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

People under 60 will inherit “a less livable” world with more floods, droughts and people having to leave their homes because of climate change, forme(...)

The Bishops of Ireland undertook a pilgrimage to the international Eucharistic and Marian Shrine in Knock, Co Mayo on Sunday for a Mass for those who have been bereaved during the Covid-19 pandemic. Photograph:  John Mc Elroy

The Covid-19 pandemic has been a “cruel time” for the dying and the bereaved in Ireland, Catholic Primate Archbishop Eamon Martin has said. The archb(...)

For the first time since records began in 2001 the method of “catch-and-release” for salmon has surpassed that of “catch-and-retain”

A new report published by Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) shows that more wild salmon are now being “caught and released” than “caught and kept” by ang(...)

Declan Fuller of Killarney Mountain Meitheal group undertakes the difficult work of clearing rhododendron in Killarney National Park. Photograph: Valerie O’Sullivan

Ten years ago Flor McCarthy realised he had a major problem on his farm in MacGillycuddy’s Reeks. Not only was land being taken over by rhododendron, (...)

Mayo has been the best-selling replica jersey for O’Neills this year, followed by that of All-Ireland winners Tyrone. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The Paul Mescal effect on the sales of O’Neills shorts has continued into 2021 with the company reporting that its branded shorts is by far this year’(...)

A total of 25 people died with Covid-19 between November 3rd and November 9th. Photograph: iStock

A 14-year-old is the youngest person in the State to die as a result of Covid-19. The teenager’s death with coronavirus was recorded last week betwe(...)

Many parts of the country now have 14-day incidence rates of more than 1,000 per 100,000. File photograph: The Irish Times

Covid-19 cases have surged by 57 per cent in the last week with the number of hot spots for the virus growing all the time. The 14-day incidence rat(...)

A 2013 photograph showing a woman kissing the ring of  Francis Duffy when he was ordained a bishop at St Mary’s Pro Cathedral, Athlone. File photograph: John McElroy

Bishop Francis Duffy (63), the former bishop of Ardagh and Clonmacnois, has been appointed as the new Catholic Archbishop of Tuam. One of four Catho(...)

Referee Conor Lane indicates a shoulder tackle as Eoghan McLaughlin lies injured during the All-Ireland semi-final against Dublin. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

James Owens reckons it cost him three days’ work. The fall-out from his high-profile decision in June to implement the new hurling rules on cynical fo(...)

Michael Byrne holds his communion photo and also his Irish passport when he was aged 4. Photograph: Alan Betson

Michael Byrne clutches a black book full of old photographs, letters and documents, which he calls his “bible”. Michael (64), who was born in the Tu(...)

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