No feline on the horizon: Bono's musical tribute to a dead cat opens new album
THE cat is out of the bag about Bono's latest, and rather unusual, music project.
THE cat is out of the bag about Bono's latest, and rather unusual, music project.
Deirdre and Anthony Kilcoyne, who run a well-established hairdressing salon in Sligo town, say a dramatic hike in VAT rates could not have come at a worse time and plan to protest outside the Dáil.
Surgeons at Dublin's Cappagh National Orthopaedic Hospital (CNOH) are urging that funding be provided to open a fifth operating theatre and help tackle waiting lists.
Homeless campaigner Fr Peter McVerry believes that there are at least half a million people in the country whose housing situation is causing them serious distress.
Tom Roche (69) from Offaly fears what the future will hold for him after he fell into mortgage arrears.
"I just feel with the winter coming in we are really going to struggle," said Denise Hartigan, a nurse at the Connolly Hospital, commenting about the beds, staffing and overcrowding issues affecting hospitals.
A draw in the Mansion House for a home in Ballyfermot, where new housing estates were being developed, was the novel way in which growing demand was tackled in 1948.
Jackie's Army were reunited yesterday - 30 years on from their historic victory over England at Euro 88.
Just two years ago, cystic fibrosis sufferer Caroline Heffernan could not even walk up a flight of stairs without feeling breathless.
This is the first picture of gangland killer Brian Kenny as he enjoys a taste of freedom during a visit to Tallaght Hospital.
A chorus of bells will ring out this morning to signal the beginning of the gathering that will see 45,000 pilgrims welcome Pope Francis to the village of...
The arrival of Pope Francis today has sparked special memories of a previous papal visit for the longest-serving staff member at Dublin Airport, Pat Corr.
Gardaí have warned that only those with tickets should travel to the Knock shrine for the papal visit tomorrow as there will be checks en route.
It will be the biggest mass movement of people in generations.
Students getting ready to start college are being warned to be vigilant for scams as they try to secure rental accommodation.
DUBS hero Bernard Brogan has revealed that being home every evening in time for his twin boys’ last feed and to put them to bed is “non-negotiable”.
Under the clock at Clerys holds a special place in the hearts of Kathleen and Peter Cullen - who met there every week when they were dating.
Leaving Cert student Rebecca Carter has received and accepted an offer for a place on a veterinary medicine course in UCD.
The stakes were high for Rebecca Carter when she pursued her dream of becoming a vet all the way to the High Court, but the victorious student believes it was a risk worth taking.
Nurses who are members of the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO) have held a protest at Connolly Hospital, Blanchardstown, the latest in a series to highlight unsafe staffing levels and overcrowding.
Vicky Phelan, who exposed the cervical cancer scandal, said she was “vindicated” following the publication of the Scally report.
Waterford actor Moe Dunford stars in a new movie which is set during the Famine, but he has also seen in reality how food shortages can affect communities.
Pope Francis has described the impact of abuse committed by members of the Church in Ireland as an "open wound" in his address to pilgrims in Knock.
Pope Francis has described the impact of abuse committed by members of the Church in Ireland as an “open wound,” in his address to pilgrims in Knock.
Pope Francis has touched down in Ireland West Airport as the second day of his visit to Ireland gets underway.
Many intercity rail services for the papal Mass in the Phoenix Park have now sold out.
Hollywood actor Brendan Gleeson has seen first-hand the vital work provided by hospices due to the care received by his parents prior to their deaths.
Rose of Tralee host Dáithí Ó Sé has revealed that a "sauna suit" helped him get into shape for the festival this year.
Abu Dhabi Rose Sara Kate Mangan has revealed that she once fell off a cliff in her younger accident prone days.
THE number of children affected by Dublin’s measles outbreak has now risen to 11.
Households are vastly underestimating the amount of water they use each day, despite the drought conditions, new research shows.
A priest and family friend of the tragic newlywed who perished in Greek wildfires has backed a new fundraising campaign to help the family.
A newlywed Irishwoman who lost her husband in the Greek wildfires will face months of treatment in Athens for her severe burns.
Former college classmates of Brian O'Callaghan-Westropp, who died in the Greek wildfires, have set up a fundraising page in his memory.
Facebook will be called before an Oireachtas committee after it emerged that moderators in Dublin were instructed not to remove extreme, abusive or graphic content from the platform even when it violated the company's guidelines.
It was on a wing and a prayer that I logged on to get tickets for the visit by Pope Francis yesterday morning.
Applications for more than 300,000 tickets to see Pope Francis in Ireland were made in a single day.
These elephants at Dublin Zoo are having a splashing time as the temperatures soar.
APPLICATIONS for more than 300,000 tickets to see Pope Francis in Ireland have been received in a single day.
The cases of 65 children who were allegedly sexually abused had to be escalated for further investigation on the instructions of inspectors sent in to probe Tusla.
The construction studies higher level paper gave students plenty of scope to shine, with a nice range of questions.
A question about the Roman army was the trickiest one for students of classical studies.
Leaving Cert students would have found it challenging to complete the German Higher level paper in time this morning, but the questions were considered “fair”.
An increasing number of older people are fearful they will not have enough money in their retirement, according to Age Action.
Myrtle Allen has been remembered as a "trailblazer" and an iconic figure in the Irish food industry, in warm tributes following her passing.
A Dublin couple have told of their frustration at new demands being made by the CervicalCheck helpline for information, weeks after they first contacted it.
Exam fatigue may be setting in but Leaving Certificate student Ben Browne raced toward the examination hall at Ardscoil Rís, Limerick, to sit the maths paper.
Leaving Cert students gave a warm reception to their second English paper, as they continue to sit their exams in scorching temperatures.
Students around the country breathed a sigh of relief as, after months of dread, they have their first Leaving Cert exam done and dusted.
Baby Cooper Edmonds could not wait to reach hospital and made his grand entrance into the world in the back of a car.
Social media platforms which are not subject to any form of regulation represent a significant threat to press freedom, the chairman of the Press Council of Ireland has warned.
Dublin mum Suzanne Roche (34) has revealed she was diagnosed with cancer when she was 17 weeks' pregnant with her first child.
Almost one in five students from disadvantaged schools do not progress to third-level education beyond their first year, compared to just one in 10 students who went to fee-paying schools, a new study by the Higher Education Authority reveals.
Nearly 1,000 new special needs assistants (SNAs) will be appointed this year.
Schools have implemented a ban on students running in the yard because they are so fearful of accidents happening, according to teaching unions.
Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger seemed to get a lot of satisfaction out of trying a brew on a hot afternoon in Dublin.
Leinster supporters turned out in their droves to welcome their all-conquering heroes after Champions Cup success.
Abortion can be "much more difficult" for women to recover from than rape, a Catholic bishop has claimed.
ABORTION is sometimes "far worse" than rape for women, a Catholic bishop has claimed.
The brother of a woman who died from cervical cancer believes that she was one of the two women who were informed about the misdiagnosis in their smear tests.
The brother of a woman in her forties who died from cervical cancer believes that she was one of the two women who were informed about incorrect smear tests prior to their diagnosis.
RTE spent more than €200,000 on guest fees for three of its flagship shows last year.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has said he was deeply shocked when he was told Irish fan Sean Cox had been brutally attacked outside Anfield.
The decision about whether to pack an umbrella or sunscreen has just been made a little easier, thanks to the launch of seven-day forecasts online for every part of the country by Met Éireann.
'Sunday World' founder Gerry McGuinness's funeral has been told that he "dreamed dreams that nobody else would dream and made them realities".
The family of a teenager who died crossing a busy road to catch the bus to school have said they will never get over their tragic loss.
One of the architects of the Northern Ireland peace process, Séamus Mallon, has urged people never to forget the "treasure of peace".
Thousands of people attended rallies nationwide expressing solidarity with the woman at the centre of the Belfast rape trial.
Gay men were an average of age 40 years old when they got married last year, compared to 36 for grooms entering into an opposite sex marriage.
The “not guilty” verdict for all defendants in the Belfast rape trial has been greeted with a massive outpouring of commentary on social media.
John Coyle's beautiful wife Sylvia passed away just a year ago after a four-year battle with bowel cancer.
Postman Séamus Spencer delivered more than just the letters yesterday after he was called on to help with the birth of two lambs.
Postman Séamus Spencer (47) delivered more than just the letters today after he was called upon to help with the birth of two lambs.
The Department of Foreign Affairs spent almost €10,000 replenishing its wine cellars.
One of the first Paddy’s Day parades in the country took place in Dublin today at Palmerstown.
Best-selling author Emma Hannigan said there would "never have been enough time" to do all the things she wanted, in moving words she wrote before her death.
“I have no regrets, only that I have to leave right now," these were the words of best selling author Emma Hannigan, which were delivered at a moving service in Dublin today.
The sister of Captain Dara Fitzpatrick has spoken about her loss as the first anniversary of the tragic R116 rescue helicopter crash approaches.
Public transport returned mostly to normal today, although there were still some disruptions to services following the extreme weather.
Storm Emma saw over 600 flights in and out of Dublin Airport cancelled today spelling travel misery for over 70,000 passengers. Blizzard-like conditions saw thousands more passengers scheduled to depart from regional airports also impacted.
A higher proportion of women in their early 30s are university educated, a new report from the Central Statistics Office found.
Rental costs were up again in January despite the rate of inflation falling back, new official figures show.
A shortage of beds forced doctors in the main children's hospitals to keep 11 young patients - including a newborn baby - in its A&E for more than nine hours yesterday.
Warm tributes have been paid to Tullamore-based photographer James Flynn who has passed away.
Nearly 7,000 children under the age of 17 were waiting for a community-based psychology appointment at the end of last July, according to the Children's Rights Alliance (CRA).
MMA fighter Charlie Ward told of his devastation at hearing that Joao Carvalho (28) had died following their clash at the National Stadium.
The Portuguese MMA fighter fatally injured in a bout was taken to hospital and lay unsecured on the floor of an ambulance amid chaotic scenes, his inquest heard.
KILLER Graham Dwyer has been bragging to fellow inmates that he will soon be a free man - ahead of his latest appeal which is due before the courts next month.
Up to 4,000 patients could needlessly die if extra beds are delayed for another decade to tackle the A&E crisis, a leading doctor has warned.
The Health and Safety Authority (HSA) is investigating the death of a crewman at Dublin Port in the early hours of this morning.
If there is a way to bottle the sweet smell of success, it is something leading businesswoman Jo Malone could perhaps give tips on.
Conor McGregor got one of the biggest cheers of the day when he made an unexpected appearance at the Pendulum Summit in Dublin.
Michelle Mone is set to shake up the lingerie market again with the launch of a new business.
Hypnotist Keith Barry will be appearing on prime time television State-side after shooting a new series in LA for Fox.
Eliminating negative thinking and having belief in your own dreams and talents is crucial for success, according to world-famous psychologist Dr Bob Rotella.
St James's Hospital in Dublin had one of the highest numbers of patients on trolleys and on wards yesterday awaiting a bed.
Doctors fear the worst could yet be to come for the embattled health service - as the number of patients on trolleys reached a new record high.
There are even more people waiting on trolleys in Irish hospitals today - surpassing record levels for a second day in a row.
Noreen Doyle has told parents to trust their instincts after two of her children were diagnosed with cancer and both times she had an unerring feeling that something was wrong.
Gardaí arrested a 16-year-old boy after a teenage girl's leg was slashed in an incident at The Wright Venue in Swords, Dublin.
Radio presenter and Herald columnist Adrian Kennedy is set to see in the new year Down Under with his new bride Linda Byrne.
A 26-year-old man on holiday in Co Donegal died after being struck by a car in the early hours of yesterday.
Preparations have begun to allow weight-loss surgery for obese children and teenagers to take place at the new National Children's Hospital, the country's top obesity expert has revealed.
The Ballyheigue beach races took place amid a spectacular wintry backdrop in Co Kerry yesterday.
More than 300 people were already in the queue for food parcels when the Capuchin Day Centre opened its doors.
The Olympic Council of Ireland (OCI) is set to limit the length of time that executive committee members can remain in office.
The Olympic Council of Ireland (OCI) is proposing a limit on the length of time that executive committee members can serve in office.
Trevor Deely's siblings have told how the recent dig for their missing brother was a "pretty horrendous" experience for them.
Three leading charities are urging members of the public to consider donating their Irish Water refunds to tackle the homelessness crisis.
A man who is serving a life sentence for battering his teenage girlfriend with a wok and then choking her to death, is working in celebrity chef Neven Maguire's restaurant.
Comedian Al Porter strongly condemned groping without consent, in an interview he did before he became embroiled in allegations of inappropriate behaviour.
Radio host Adrian Kennedy has spoken of his disgust after a sinister and vile threat was made against his family while he was live on air.
A potential ban on taxis using Dublin's College Green when the Luas cross-city service gets up and running has sparked concern.
The threat of industrial action is looming at Bus Éireann in a row over rosters.
A 24-year-old woman who suffered problems after laser eye surgery has given evidence against a leading doctor before a Fitness to Practise committee inquiry of the Medical Council.