Flowers and a white teddy bear marked the scene of a crash which left a young boy dead and his mother seriously injured in Laois on Thursday night.


Fitzgerald: ‘Tipperary were on fire’

Clare manager Davy Fitzgerald felt his side came up a better team, as Tipperary booked their place in the Allianz Division 1 Hurling League final, following a seven-point win over the Banner County at the Gaelic Grounds this afternoon.



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Three year old Mateusz Abram and his father Pawel finding Easter Eggs in Kilrush, Co Clare on Sunday Morning. The Co. Clare town of Kilrush woke up to an incredible Easter surprise, this morning, with the Easter bunny leaving 5,000 eggs around the town’s square and streets. Photograph by Eamon Ward



Neil Cusack walking in Cratloe Woods, Co. Clare. Picture: Kieran Clancy
King of the road

Limerick’s own Neil Cusack saw a lot in America, like hillbillies with shotguns chasing athletes, but for a moment he owned America too. This weekend 40 years ago he won the oldest and most celebrated city marathon in the world, a moment that brought a welcome sense of joy and colour and even the exotic to Ireland 1974


Traveller rights must be recognised

When journalist Brenda Power claimed in a newspaper article that feuding was the main expression of Traveller culture and that Traveller males are lazy, violent, drunken, and misogynistic, she evoked a response that has not been seen since Mary Ellen Synon attacked the Paralympics in 2000.


Political inaction will cost us the Earth

MARY Robinson would never cut it as Flash Gordon. While Flash had only 14 hours to save the universe, Mrs Robinson has given us all of 20 years to save the planet.


Labour were never going to walk on water

AT LEAST it was fitting in Holy Week that we asked the question: Will Labour walk on water?



Plane families reject talks of 'financial assistance' fund

A Malaysian official has met with relatives of passengers who were aboard the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 and discussed ways of providing them with financial assistance, as an unmanned submarine continued its search for any signs of the jet.


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