- UCC academic in global sports campaign
An Irish academic is set to spearhead the promotion of sport and PE on a global level after her appointment to an influential international agency.
- 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.
- Theories behind disappearance of Malaysian Flight MH370
The most dangerous parts of a flight are takeoff and landing.
- "I'm dying": Crocodile Hunter Irwin's last words revealed
The cameraman with Steve Irwin at the time of his death has described how a stingray's jagged barb pierced the Crocodile Hunter's chest "like hot butter".
- 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
- Sickened and saddened by Davy’s slurs
I want to give a bit of advice here to Davy Fitzgerald, if he'll take it.
- 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.
- Cork win but fail to drive home the point
Cork 1-24 Offaly 1-18 In bare terms, it was two points gained for Cork at Páirc Uí Rinn, but it will go down as a missed opportunity to strike a points-difference blow.
- Magical McGrath the ace for clinical Clare
Tipperary 0-20 Clare 4-15 A comprehensive win for All-Ireland champions Clare in this Allianz Hurling League round three game at chilly Semple Stadium yesterday, a far more decisive result than the final seven-point margin would suggest.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Ozil provides Bavarian boost for Gunners
Arsenal 4 Everton 1 Mesut Ozil, with the jeers of Germany fans still ringing in his ears and memories of a lamentable penalty miss against Bayern still fresh in the memory, will nevertheless arrive in Munich today with confidence on the rise and tipped by his manager Arsene Wenger to prove his critics wrong.
- Ireland can visit Paris with spring in their step
The first trophy presentation of the 2014 Six Nations Championship took place at Twickenham yesterday when England captain Chris Robshaw accepted the Triple Crown on behalf of his side.
- Schmidt: We can break Paris hoodoo
Sports psychologist Enda McNulty can help Ireland belie the weight of history and shrug off "superstition" to claim the RBS 6 Nations title in Paris on Saturday, according to Joe Schmid
- 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".