Watch - Epic bodhrán battle: When a student takes on his teacher
The battle between student and teacher.
The battle between student and teacher.
When the sun shines, there's no country like Ireland - and here are the beautiful beaches to prove it.
Visitors to Glasnevin Cemetery will now be able to climb the steps and view Dublin from the top of...
If you're gonna have an adventure, it might as well put the heart across you, right?
You've seen the big sights in New York, but what about the hidden gems?
'Best ever murmuration'.
A Dublin man has spent his retirement helping to feed the homeless community in the capital.
Ten year-old bodhrán player Séan Maguire joined his two sisters Emma (16) and Aoife (14) and his father, Philip in creating their own rendition of a well known Christmas classic.
A young patient was overjoyed with an unusual hospital guest this week - a pony.
Irish piano prodigy Stan O’Beirne (14) was up against Russians, Lithuanians and Hungarians in their early 20s to claim the Grand Prix prize at the John Field International Piano competition.
Footage shot from a plane flying over a snow-covered Ireland has some breathtaking views.
Jason Hamilton from Donegal recorded the moment his 4x4 Landrover lost control on black ice this morning as he attempted to bring his partner to...
Garda Sean O'Mahoney serenaded the crowd at a Christmas lights event in Athy with his stunning rendition of 'Hallelujah'.
Three young brothers from Co Donegal brought this Galway street to a standstill with their Irish trad performance.
This Christmas surprise didn't exactly go to plan.
An eager Dubliner called this week on northsiders and southsiders to gather on O'Connell Bridge for a "massive snowball fight".
This footage shows the nerve-wracking moment that snow covered a driver's windscreen after falling from a tree.
Planning your holidays for 2018? Check out these places close to home that you may not have heard of.
Gardai parked across the Luas tracks as they arrested two men last night, this footage shows.
Johnny Ward (33) from Co Down, Northern Ireland, spent ten years travelling the world and became a self-made millionaire along the way.
A video captured on a dash cam shows the moment a cyclist and a taxi collided in Dublin city centre.
It's a magical time of year and for one Irish toddler the excitement was almost too much when she encountered 'Santa' in a Donegal hotel.
CCTV footage recorded from a pub in Galway, shows the moment an unidentified woman pulled a steel bollard from the ground with her hands and carried it off with her.
Robin Hey (33) from The Netherlands, has been busking around Ireland for the last 9 years after falling in love with Irish music.
Rosemary Sweeney from Drumany, Co Donegal got the best Christmas present a mother could ask for when her daughter Natalie Sweeney (24) flew back from Chicago early to surprise her for the holidays.
Mia Lambden (7) from Mullingar and Kayleigh Sheehan (9) from Edgeworthstown performed a surprise Irish dance routine for Kayleigh's aunt, on her wedding day.
A weight lifter is set to become the first Irishman to make the final stages of the world's biggest strongman league.
The young man who was hailed for his good deeds this week after it was spotted on CCTV has said he is 'shocked' by the reception.
A shop owner has praised the actions of a young passerby who was caught cleaning up the mess made by vandals outside his store.
Oireachtas news reporter Flor Mac Carthy was filming outside the Department of Finance on Tuesday when she was interrupted by a Viking Splash Tour bus.
A man was left in severe pain after he was bitten by a false widow spider on Saturday.
This is the moment a man with rollerblades hitched a ride through rush hour traffic in Dublin by holding on to the back of a moving double decker bus.
A stunned barman admits he "tried to play it cool" when legendary singer Liam Gallagher walked into his workplace and started playing trad music.
Bad Bobs in Temple Bar, Dublin serve the hottest wings in Ireland with their sauce measuring an eye-watering 5-7 million scoville units.
The Celtic Scooter Squad were in Belfast last Friday night to watch the Hoops take on Linfield in the second round of the UEFA Champions League qualifying stages.
Boston businessman Patrick Bench flew from Donegal to Dublin recently, and couldn't believe the beautiful take-off that awaited him.
Ireland's rugged coast provides a formidable backdrop for some of the most thrilling cliff dives in the world.
More than 1,500 people attended the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series on Inis Mór this weekend and it was as spectacular as promised.
Donegal is crammed with dramatic beaches, but the adventure it takes to get to Murder Hole makes it extra special.
Want the seaside without the crowds? Pól Ó Conghaile and Mark McConville pick 10 of the best hidden beaches in Ireland.
Phoneboxes are widely being used to smoke and deal drugs and should be removed, Cllr Mannix Flynn has claimed.
In the wake of the terrorist attack in Manchester Arena on Monday night, concerns have been raised about the current security situation in the UK - and whether Ireland is prepared for such an event.
A cyclist has released footage showing his many near misses on Irish roads.
The father of a teenager who died from an asthma attack has said: "I never thought this would kill him."
A shop assistant and store owner have been hailed as heroes after they fought off a pair of armed raiders with a step ladder.
This Sligo schoolgirl is taking carpool karaoke to a whole new level.
An innovative trad group have put their own twist on classic Irish disco tune Maniac 2000.
A Galway musician said his "toxic" relationship with alcohol and drugs drove him to his lowest point and left him homeless for seven weeks on the other side of the world.
Jack Kennedy is not just a hero in Kerry. Next door in Cork - so often a fierce rival of the Kingdom in the sporting world - Daithí Crowley celebrated the teenager's win as if the Rebels were lifting the Liam MacCarthy or Sam Maguire Cup.
A number of high-profile GAA stars shared their experiences of losing friends and family to drowning today as they joined forces with the RNLI for a new "Respect the Water" campaign.
A 10-year-old who previously wowed audiences around the world with a solo bodhrán piece has released a video of his family's latest performance.
A talented footballer said he feared he would never play competitive sport again after a session at the gym left him with a serious back injury that threatened his athletic lifestyle.
IT takes a lot to be a world champion and even reading this Cork child's training schedule would make an average person feel tired.
An Irish fan who spotted Justin Bieber walking around Grafton Street in Dublin today said he was "in shock" at the pop star's attitude.
Budget Day is fast approaching with Michael Noonan and his understudy Paschal Donohoe have almost completed the script for this latest instalment.
There was a Tipperary hue to just about everything that happened in Croke Park this afternoon.
Hundreds of Tipperary fans gathered on Talbot Street today to pay respects to local patron, Sean Treacy, ahead of the All-Ireland Hurling final today at Croke Park.
Irish boxer Conor Wallace has a big future in the sport despite missing out on the Rio Olympics.
Have you ever dreamed of getting up close and personal with wildlife, David Attenborough-style?
You could try out this Irish barber's latest hack at home... if you had the power tools to do it, of course.
It's now over two weeks since Ireland bowed out of Euro 2016 but the happy memories are still strong.
This is the moment a driver negotiated her way out of an impossible parking space
Irish fans have been gathering in massive numbers again and this time the venue is Lille.
They are the most famous set of flags to emerge from Euro 2016 and now they have been given pride of place in a local town.
This is moment an Irish fan realised his lost suitcase caused a major train station to be shut down.
A group of Irish fans happened upon a French man who bore more than a passing resemblance to Martin O'Neill yesterday.
These were the scenes in Bordeaux today after England snatched victory from the jaws of defeat.
Conor McGregor has enlisted the services of one of Ireland’s most promising boxers to help him prepare for his rematch with Nate Diaz at UFC 202.
These Cork lads have just gotten back at their mate who bailed on Euro 2016 in the most epic way.
The tournament is just a few hours old but the Irish and Northern Irish are already competing for the title of best fans at Euro 2016.
A woman of no major wealth, her name is now infamous with the tale of how she was buried alive.
Meet the die-hard Bruce Springsteen fans who are 'queuing' outside Croke Park ahead of the Boss's gigs this weekend.
A bride has returned from her honeymoon to discover a video of her singing at her wedding went viral in her absence.
James Gallagher is hoping to the next big name in Irish Mixed Martial Arts but is not taking the UFC route to the top.
Jodie 'The Beast' McCarthy is a Thai boxing champion... and she's only nine years old.
Irish pilot Michael McMahon made his five year-old brother's day when he surprised him with a trip to the skies.
Evan Lucas (3) was diagnosed with Down Syndrome at three days old.
A young Irish boxer is planning to follow in the footsteps of Olympic Gold medal winner Katie Taylor with an aim to bring home a similar accolade from the Tokyo Olympics.
Picture 2kg of meat... now picture eating it every day.
Johnny Sexton’s wife Laura has given birth to a baby girl.
He may not have made Joe Schmidt’s initial Six Nations panel, but Garry Ringrose was front and centre today as the Ireland squad were put through their paces at Carton House.
One of the biggest aspects of 'normal life' that homeless people miss is 'eye contact', a charity has revealed.
Committed independent.ie reporter - and keen UFC fan - Mark McConville ventured to Louis Copeland to road test the McGregor look:
Nothing beats a Kings of Leon anthem... bar a Kings of Leon anthem in a Cork accent.
Robbie Keane was quick to put a reporter in his place today when the Ireland striker bluntly reminded everyone how many international goals he has.
Mark McConville had never skied before. After a trip to Tignes and Val Thorens, he can't wait to go again.
His World Cup may be over but Paul O'Connell is getting the royal treatment following his return to the Ireland camp, Jamie Healsip has revealed.
Tignes is one of France’s top ski resorts. But there’s a lot more to it than the slopes, as Mark McConville discovers.
They broke records last week and the Irish invasion of the UK shows no sign of abating as London turned green yet again to watch Joe Schmidt's men see off Italy in a tense encounter at the Olympic Stadium.
Irish fans have been quick to poke fun at home nation England following their early exit from the Rugby World Cup.
Here are the highlights of Sergio Parisse's press conference following Italy's Captain's Run at Olympic Park ahead of tomorrow's meeting with Ireland.
Our rugby experts Brendan Fanning and Cian Tracey are unanimous... they want England to get the better of the Wallabies tonight.
An England fan has vowed to burn his jersey and support Ireland if his team fail to make it to the next stage of the rugby World Cup.
Irish fans took over a brewery in Cardiff yesterday. In fact, they took over pretty much all of Cardiff. Today, the Green Army forced one Welsh pub to turn off the rugby as the All Ireland final between Dublin and Kerry took place at Croke Park.
Paddy Power were up top their old tricks yesterday when they erected a giant poster entitled: 'The World Is In Union Against England' with a line beneath reading: 'Leave your message for England here, and we'll mail it to Twickenham on a chariot'.
After four years of waiting, Ireland's 2015 World Cup campaign is finally here. All of the speculation about squad selection and starting team's is finally over and Joe Schmidt's men will take the field against Canada this afternoon in their first pool game.
Martin O'Neill was in full flow at the post match press conference following Ireland's 1-0 victory over Georgia.
Some people went out on the tiles last night, others were treated to a trad session led by Hollywood actor John C. Reilly.
This shocking CCTV footage taken in a swimming pool in China shows the nerve wrecking moment a child is seen getting into difficulties in a pool before being dramatically rescued.
Competitive eating could almost be considered a national sport across the water in the US but now Irish gluttons have an opportunity to have their own Man vs Food moment.
Thousands of people joined Dublin’s LGBT Parade this afternoon, as part of the city’s first Pride Festival since Ireland’s Marriage Referendum in May.
An Irishman who travelled from Australia to Ireland to vote in the Marriage Referendum described himself as being a 'mixed bag of emotions' as he placed his vote in the ballot box.
A Cork barman got quite a shock last night when he came face-to-face with a false widow spider as he returned home from work.
Paul O'Connell likened Ireland's Six Nations celebrations to Robbie Henshaw's 21st birthday celebrations at the weekend - but the man himself says lifting the trophy was far better craic.
It’s been a cause for concern for most of this year’s Six Nations Championship and today Ireland’s lack of invention and ability to score tries was ultimately their downfall in Cardiff.
Three games played, three wins. Ireland have the momentum and are now raging hot favourites to win this year’s Six Nations Championship following today’s win over England at the Aviva Stadium.
We had some very interesting answers at the Aviva today when we asked fans from England and Ireland what players they would like to swap between the countries if they could.
Conor Murray has insisted that all the French talk last week about targeting Johnny Sexton only acted as motivation to the Ireland number 10.
All the talk was about one man leading up to today's Six Nations clash between Ireland and France. All the talk after the match was about the same person - Johnny Sexton.
Irish Independent rugby writers Ruaidhri O'Connor and David Kelly have been assessing Ireland's 26-3 over Italy at the Stadio Olimpico.
It was a close call for these two Ireland fans as they had to travel all the way to Italy without match tickets for Ireland's Six Nations opener.
Former Minister and Fianna Fail deputy leader Mary Hanafin has challenged her party’s general secretary Sean Dorgan to do the ‘Ice Bucket Challenge’ insisting she “owed him one”.
Frogs and Smurfs came from all over the world today to take part in Dublin's latest Ingress anomaly event: Helios.
CCTV footage recorded at an American foodstore shows the moment a glass bowl is mysteriously thrown from a table.
A new viral craze has taken over Facebook and this time it’s for a good cause.