- Firms could be ‘wiped out in new bust’
Ministers have been accused of ignoring the threat of a new economic crisis triggered by a wave of businesses forced to go bust.
- Languages gain student popularity in Leaving Cert
Languages are gaining popularity with Leaving Certificate students, judging by provisional numbers for this year's exams.
- Theories behind disappearance of Malaysian Flight MH370
The most dangerous parts of a flight are takeoff and landing.
- Russian forces tighten grip on Crimea despite warning
Russian forces tightened their grip on Crimea yesterday despite a US warning to Moscow that annexing the southern Ukrainian region would close the door to diplomacy in a tense East-West standoff.
- Construction cost quotes rise by 3%
The amount of money being quoted by building firms for large scale construction jobs increased by over 3% in 2013, and is expected to continue to grow moderately during this year.
- The sweet smell of celebrity perfumes
Nowadays, you can bottle fame and what's more — it's a huge earner for the top stars. Louise O'Neill reports on big-money scent endorsement
- Confirming that home is best for the post-Church bash
Roz Crowley has the recipes for a stress-free Confirmation celebration back at base
- Offaly put up firm fight against Rebels
Cork 1-24 Offaly 1-18 Cork remained unbeaten in Division 1B of the Allianz Hurling League as they saw off Offaly at Páirc Uí Rinn today but the Rebels found things more difficult than expected.
- England win the Triple Crown
ENGLAND 29 WALES 18 England won their first Triple Crown for 11 years and stayed firmly on course for the RBS 6 Nations title after reigning champions Wales wilted in glorious Twickenham sunshine.
- Sickened and saddened by Davy’s slurs
I want to give a bit of advice here to Davy Fitzgerald, if he'll take it.
- Dominant Kerry dismantle Tyrone
Kerry 3-15 Tyrone 0-9 Kerry turned the corner in emphatic and spectacular fashion, routing Tyrone by 15 points at Killarney to claim their first win of the NFL campaign.
- City shocked by plucky Wigan
Manchester City 1 Wigan 2 Jordi Gomez and James Perch struck as Wigan stunned Manchester City again to keep their FA Cup defence going with a 2-1 win at the Etihad Stadium.
- Convincing Cats blitz Galway defence
KILKENNY 2-16 GALWAY 1-16 Kilkenny picked up their second successive home win in Allianz Hurling League Division 1A with a 2-16 to 1-16 defeat of Galway.
- Rob Kearney really enjoyed that game of rugby
With so much excitement surrounding today's game and Brian O'Driscoll's last appearance at the Aviva Stadium, this little gem didn't get quite the attention it deserved.
- Single-point game keeps Cork's record intact
Cork were put to the pins of their collars by Derry in Division 1 of the Allianz Football League at Páirc Uí Rinn today, but by the end their 100% record was still alive.
- All hail BOD as star bids farewell to home turf
The ovation that greeted Brian O'Driscoll at the Aviva Stadium yesterday came in jest from teammates, but the iconic rugby star is sure to receive a more heartfelt reception as he steps out on the same turf this afternoon for the last time in an Ireland jersey.
- Dublin make the most of poor Lilywhite defence
Dublin dismantled Kildare's creaking defence on their way to a resounding NFL Division One victory at Croke Park.
- 14-year-old's ingenious poem bowls Twitter over
A cleverly constructed poem written by a 14-year-old American student has garnered near-universal acclaim on social media after being uploaded by the author's brother.
- ‘Horrific’ messages found on late teen’s phone
A mother who suspects her teenage son's death by suicide is linked to cyberbullying told the coroner that she has found "horrific" and "threatening" messages on his phone.
- Our top 10 tips for saving water at home
The roll-out of water meters around the country is putting the focus on the looming charges, due next year. John Hearne offers tips for saving both water and money
- Revenue set sights on babysitting tax
First it was bin tax, then water tax and, now, even babysitting money is targeted for tax.
- Touring family of foxes get up close and personal at school
A family of foxes is on tour around schools in the South-East.
- Basic Pancake Batter and good things to serve with it
SHROVE Tuesday reminds us of pancakes, almost the world's most versatile recipe with a myriad of interpretations.
- Fishing authorities say super trawler banned from Australia can fish in Irish waters
Fishing authorities have moved to ease fears over the presence of the world's second largest trawler in Irish waters — the same vessel which has been banned by Australia from fishing in its waters.
- Pope admits stealing dead confessor's rosary beads from casket
Pope Francis confessed that he stole the rosary cross of his late confessor from his casket and wears it to this day in a fabric pouch under his cassock.
- Cork's most famous fishmonger invited to visit Queen
Cork's famous fishmonger Pat O'Connell has been invited to Buckingham Palace.
- Warning over wind turbine syndrome
One of the most senior doctors in the Department of Health has warned the Department of the Environment that people at risk of the controversial wind turbine syndrome should be treated "appropriately and sensitively as these symptoms can be debilitating".