- No complacency despite good results
A return to top rankings in reading and maths should not lead to complacency over school reforms, Education Minister Ruairi Quinn has said.
- Ministers apologise to murdered RUC officers’ families
Government ministers have apologised to the families of two senior RUC officers killed by the IRA with the help of at least one or more gardaí.
- Detroit eligible for bankruptcy, judge rules
Detroit is eligible to shed billions in debt in the largest public bankruptcy in US history, a judge said in a long-awaited decision that shifts the case toward how the city will accomplish that task.
- Uncle of Kim Jong-un ousted as associates executed
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's uncle, seen as his nephew's political regent and one of the most powerful men in the country, has apparently been ousted and several associates executed, South Korea's spy agency said.
- Figures a huge boost for Government
The latest exchequer figures will provide a huge boost to the Government's efforts to make a successful exit from the EU/IMF bailout programme later this month.
- ‘Trading conditions improving’ as SMEs seek less credit
Improved trading conditions have resulted in demand for bank finance among SMEs falling to the lowest level for two years.
- Stopping the great North express
Having faced an All Blacks back three of Israel Dagg, Cory Jane and Julian Savea, Dave Kearney pretty much ticked every box in one 80-minute period in terms of defending attacking threats.
- O’Neill wants hurling black card
GAA President Liam O'Neill has expressed his desire for the black card to be introduced to hurling.
- Taking the Turner by surprise
LAURE PROUVOST'S win of the Turner Prize for 2013 is the latest in a long line of surprises that have helped keep the visual arts award in the news.
- Festival focus on film great Harris
Why did nobody think of it before? The inaugural Richard Harris International Film Festival gets underway in his hometown of Limerick this weekend (Dec 6), 11 years after Ireland's greatest Hollywood star of the 20th century passed away.
- Offaly football legend O'Connor dies, aged 58
Offaly football legend Liam O'Connor has passed away at the age of 58.
- Tom Daley: I'm dating a guy
Olympic diver Tom Daley has revealed he is in a relationship with a man and "couldn't be happier".
- Munster recruit Aussie fitness guru
Munster have unearthed a new head of fitness - in Perpignan.
- Nasri: Away form vital if Arsenal are to be caught
Samir Nasri knows the crunch could come for Manchester City this month as they look to reel in Premier League leaders Arsenal.
- Ronnie: I just want to 'play the system' and have a holiday
Ronnie O'Sullivan advanced to the last 32 of the UK Championship - then laid out his plans to again take another break from snooker.
- Leinster fan spreads the message of BOD in Canada
This has to be one of the best competition entries we have ever seen.
- Cleverley must kick on, says Scholes
Former Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes believes it's time Tom Cleverley finally "kicked on" at the club.
- Keatley says Reds won’t be caught on the hop
Rob Penney's men travelled to Murrayfield in October on the crest of a wave having beaten Leinster the previous weekend but their expected victory over the league's bottom side at the time was not delivered, Edinburgh scoring an upset 29-23 win.
- Rebels must push on next year, insists Nash
Contrary to the minority, it was indeed a year of progress for the Cork hurlers; a first championship victory over Kilkenny since 2004, the unearthing of new talent in Séamus Harnedy and an end to their seven-year absence from the September showpiece.
- Ice hockey goal sparks teddy bear pitch invasion
There was a pitch invasion with a difference in Canada over the weekend.
- Tributes to ‘selfless lady’ and ‘relentless autism activist’ found dead in her home
Three bunches of flowers, two candles, and a brief note from friends — tributes left yesterday outside the home of murder victim Susan Dunne in the heart of rural North Kerry.
- 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.
- Marking 25 years since 'Sweat' night in Sir Henrys
The story of Sir Henrys and its famous Sweat night has been well told in the past. How a weekly dance night in the Cork venue grew into one of the best house events in Europe in the 1990s, attaining quite a reputation for its amazing atmosphere and the quality of music on offer.
- Why Dingle leaves us hungry for more
I DON'T think I've ever had a bad weekend in Dingle — and I've been visiting there since before Fungi, the Dingle dolphin made it his home.
- 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.
- 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.
- Trespasser jailed for refusing to leave house
A middle-aged woman was jailed yesterday for contempt of a court order requiring her to leave a house in a Cork suburb that she was occupying unlawfully.
- Sport obsession cost Kerry star his marriage
A former Kerry GAA star and the latest Operation Transformation leader has said his obsession with sport cost him his marriage.
- Father of teenager beaten to death pleads for justice
The father of a teenager beaten to death in an un-provoked attack, has written to Alan Shatter begging him to help get justice for his murdered son.
- Revealed: The €20m gap in CRC funding
Three quarters of the €27.856m donated to the charity wing of the Central Remedial Clinic between 1998 and 2011 was not sent on to the facility.