- Room with a view... soon with pylon 30m from kitchen
The first John McHale knew about EirGrid's plan to put a pylon "30m from the kitchen window" was when he opened a copy of the Western People newspaper last October.
- Gardaí call in vet to reopen road in Kildare
The M9 in Kildare has re-opened after a truck crashed into a jeep towing livestock.
- Keane blames Fergie's 'massive ego' for United slump
Roy Keane believes Alex Ferguson is still trying to exert "control and power" at Manchester United despite retiring as manager in the summer.
- 'Fast & Furious 7' *will* go ahead - director
Fast & Furious 7' will be completed following Paul Walker's death.
- Savage sex attack on little girls aged 6 and 9
Three men in their 30s and 40s were being questioned last night about a horrific sex attack on two little girls attending a birthday party.
- Two arrested after Garda car is rammed
Two men have been arrested following a burglary at a Co Longford shop.
- State pays €5m college fees for department staff
Taxpayers have forked out €5m for college fees for hundreds of staff across government departments under the Coalition.
- Free legal aid granted to 'Hardy Bucks' star for assault case
Free legal aid was granted today to "Hardy Bucks" actor Martin Maloney, who is accused of attacking three men in a popular Dublin.
- Motorcyclist in Cork dies after collision with wall
A man in Cork has become the second male motorcyclist to lose his life on the country's roads in less than 24 hours.
- Woman held down burglar until gardaí arrived
A burglar was arrested after the woman in the house he had broken into sat on his back and stopped him escaping, a court has heard.
- Murray portrait removed after personal plea from victim
The portrait of a former lord mayor of Cork, the convicted sex offender John Murray, was removed from City Hall last night after a powerful personal plea from his victim.
- Kerry needs to up its game to get ‘fair share’ of tourism business
Traditional visitor haven Kerry is faced with a major challenge to reach the top of the tourism ratings.
- How the world became hooked on fantasy
IF you're not a big fan of fantasy and despair at all the wizards and dragons on TV, on film and in books, then you should blame John Ronald Reuel Tolkien. Or, go back 1,000 years and blame the unknown author of Beowulf, with its monsters and kings. Or, go back another two millennia and blame Homer's epic tales of gods and heroes.
- Tulisa charged with supplying cocaine
Singer Tulisa Contostavlos has been charged with allegedly being involved with supplying Class A drugs.
- ‘Moone Boy’ drives turnaround in fortunes of Ardmore Studios
Boosted by the shooting of the third series of Chris O'Dowd's Moone Boy, Ardmore Studios has enjoyed a turnaround in its fortunes this year after two years of successive losses.
- Study: London skewing UK interest rates
The Bank of England may be forced to pay greater attention to the UK economy outside of London when setting interest rates.
- FRC plan ‘fairer’ provincial system
GAA president Liam O'Neill has challenged the Association to back the Football Review Committee's (FRC) Championship proposal or produce a better alternative.
- Browne’s IRFU financial fear
IRFU chiefs fear any boycott of the Heineken Cup or a similar European competition by English and/or French clubs could result in a €12m hit and place the union and the four provinces in a perilous financial position.
- Spilling the magic beans on pantomime
THEATRICAL stalwart Catherine Mahon-Buckley has surely earned the title of Mammy of Cork pantomime season now that she is directing her 20th seasonal show for the Everyman. Mahon-Buckley is directing Jack and the Beanstalk for the theatre, and says that every five years, a new generation emerges.
- Mick Mackey: A scientist's career on ice
SCIENCE and art don't always make the easiest bedfellows. However, when photographer Mick Mackey travelled to the sub-Antarctic island of Bird Island for a 30-month stint as a field biologist he was able to utilise his eye for detail to capture images that are not only technically proficient, but also vibrant, occasionally quirky and highly evocative.
- White Christmas for Ireland’s south, says NZ forecaster
Long-range weather guru Ken Ring is predicting a frosty Christmas for Ireland this year, with the south of the country most likely to get a festive snowfall.
- Time to appreciate the real heroes who rush to our rescue
IT IS, at best, a troubled relationship. We have in this country a prof-essional group made up of individuals we all hope we never get to meet.
- Rugby stars line out to get treatment for twins
It's just the backing she needed in her race against time for a Christmas miracle.
- 10,000-year-old settlement unearthed in Cork
The earliest known settlers in Co Cork were hunter-gatherers who lived near Fermoy more than 10,100 years ago.
- Farmer thrilled with rare donkey twins
Christmas has come early for animal lover Cormac Williams whose pet donkey, named Tulip, has given birth to twin foals.
- Fota Island's Believe brings Christmas to life
A snow-coveredforest, magic fairydust — and real life husky puppies. Welcome to Santa's grotto, Franc-style.
- Murphy generation game takes another twist
Sometime next year, certainly in league and possibly championship, the veteran secretary of the Sarsfields club will smile across at the first-year secretary of Erin's Own, and give a knowing nod.
- A year after troika passed it on, Cecilia still awaits Kenny reply to cuts letter
The grandmother of a toddler with Down's syndrome has been waiting a year for a response from the Taoiseach and three government ministers to correspondence about disability cuts referred to them on her behalf by the troika.
- Our scientific genius Tyndall who was accidentally murdered by his wife
A CONFERENCE at London's Royal Society next week will discuss ways to reduce emissions from gases blamed for causing rising temperatures.
- Owner of top Cork pubs launches bid to stop IBRC selling loans to Nama
A consortium that owns some of Cork's best-known pubs has initiated proceedings aimed at preventing Irish Bank Resolution Corporation selling its loans to Nama.