Carlow has the highest rate of divorce in Ireland

Carlow has been at the number one spot since 2015, with Dublin occupying the spot from 2010 to 2014.

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Report shows one in five Irish adults classed as hazardous drinkers

21% of Irish adults are classified as hazardous drinkers, according to the 2019 Drinkaware Index.

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Here are the most borrowed books from Irish libraries in 2018

All 20 of the most borrowed books were titles aimed at children with the Harry Potter series still proving hugely popular.

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9-year-old Irish magician wows Ellen with impressive card trick

A young Irish magician wowed an audience in the US with his impressive tricks.

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Thoroughbred racehorse was found almost starved to death on Cork farm

The thoroughbred, named War Celeste, was found on a farm last year alongside 10 other horses.

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Temperatures to hit 21 degrees this week but showers look set to return

There will be a real feel of summer this week as the mercury begins to climb, according to Met Éireann.

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John Caulfield parts ways with Cork City

The 54-year-old was appointed as manager in 2013 and claimed the title in 2017.

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Storm Hannah 'could well pack a punch' with 'power outages likely'

Storm Hannah is expected to bring with it gusts of up to 130km/h when it hits on Friday.

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McDonald and Foster 'ready' for restored Assembly following challenge at Lyra McKee funeral

Fr Magill challenged the politicians in attendance to use the tragic death of Ms McKee to "be the catalyst needed for parties to start talking".

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'Too many bluffers at this club': Roy Keane says Man United players will throw Solskjaer 'under the bus'

Former Manchester United midfielder Roy Keane has hit out at the players at his old club, saying there are "too many bluffers" at Old Trafford.

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'Our hearts and prayers are with Seán' 12 months on from life-changing attack

Liverpool FC has said their heart is with Sean Cox on the first anniversary of the attack that changed his life.

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One violation in Sport Ireland's 2018 anti-doping review

Sport Ireland has released their anti-doping review for 2018, revealing that 1,112 tests were carried out last year.

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Liverpool's Salah champions women’s equality as he is named in TIME 100

Liverpool's Mohamed Salah has been named as one of TIME magazines 100 most influential people.

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Ulster confirm Marty Moore's season is over after ankle ligament injury

The northern province confirmed that Moore will miss the rest of the season and will see a specialist later in the week.

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Nigel Owens calls for respect in rugby homophobia controversy

A Rugby World Cup final referee has called for respect in the wake of the homophobia issues that have hit the sport.

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People shouldn't be in it for a 'bigger fancier blazer': Kerr makes passionate call for FAI revamp

Brian Kerr has called for people in the FAI to be there for the right reasons and not for "a bigger fancier blazer".

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Joe Schmidt preferred candidate for French job before clubs referendum result

Joe Schmidt was French Rugby President Bernard Laporte's first choice to be appointed as the new head coach of Les Bleus.

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'It did affect me massively': Ireland's Derrick Williams on racial abuse from club fan

Ireland's Derrick Williams has spoken out about being on the end of online racist abuse from one of his club's own supporters.

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Henshaw and Toner return from injury for Leinster

Sean O'Brien starts at openside flanker and will captain the side.

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'If Israel Folau doesn’t want to be involved in a sport that’s inclusive then he should go find another sport'

A former teammate of Israel Folau has said it is time for the player "to be moved on".

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Tipp's Aisling McCarthy re-signs with AFL side for another year

Aisling McCarthy has signed on with the Western Bulldogs for a second season in the AFL Women's league

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Watch: Shane Lowry hits hole-in-one at Masters Par 3

Shane Lowery got his Masters Tournament off to a flying start with a hole-in-one at the Par 3 tournament on Wednesday.

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Kenny: Toulon Tournament 'a huge opportunity' for Ireland U21s

Ireland U21 boss Stephen Kenny has declared the Toulon Tournament as "a huge opportunity" for his team.

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'You will be most welcome to Kerry': Healy Rae jumps to Delaney's defence

Kerry TD Michael Healy Rae has heaped praise on John Delaney, saying the only thing the former FAI CEO is guilty of is "trying to help an association in the best ...

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Munster winger Ronan O’Mahony forced to retire on medical grounds

The winger broke his leg and dislocated his ankle in a 2017 game against Treviso and has been advised to retire from professional rugby.

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Fitzmaurice wants to make 'strong stand' after Kerry school player hit with racist chants

Éamonn Fitzmaurice said the parents of a boy who suffered alleged racist chants in a football match were "quite unsettled" by it and that his school wants ...

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FAI 'should be very, very embarrassed' over Sport Ireland withholding funding

"I think they should be very, very embarrassed tonight that they've been sanctioned by Sport Ireland in this way."

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Ulster's Will Addison out for the season following back surgery

Ulster confirmed that Addison had recently undergone back surgery and it "is hoped that he will return to full fitness for pre-season."

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Campaigner calls for jail for football racists as another player highlights abuse

A number of racism-related incidents have plagued English football in the last number of months.

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Irishwoman Bonner picks up Giants' goal of the year award in Australia

Donegal's Yvonne Bonner has rounded out her first season down under by winning her club's goal of the year award.

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Uri Geller says he can help Mayo end All-Ireland 'curse'

Illusionist Uri Geller has offered to help Mayo end their 'curse' and win the All-Ireland football title.

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John Delaney says new FAI position created in response to 'impossible' workload

Former FAI CEO John Delaney has said that his new position in the governing body was created due to the impossible workload.

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Corkman Brian Barry-Murphy appointed manager of League One side Rochdale

Rochdale have announced that Corkman Brian Barry-Murphy has been appointed first-team manager, signing a two-year deal.

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'One of Ulster’s finest ever centres' Darren Cave to retire at end of the season

Ulster centre Darren Cave has announced his decision to retire at the end of the season.

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O'Driscoll: Beirne 'milking' penalty 'not a good look for our game'

Brian O'Driscoll has said the manner in which Tadhg Beirne won a penalty for Munster in the Champions Cup quarter-final is "not a good look" for rugby.

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Limerick FC chairman hails 'contribution of Mr Delaney to the game'

Limerick FC chairman Pat O'Sullivan has come out in support of former FAI CEO John Delaney.

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Actor Jackie Chan shows off snooker skills to Ireland's Ken Doherty

"It was one of the best and funniest night I’ve ever had."

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'F*cking faggot', 'f*cking cabbage' and people saying they'd wait for me in car park: Referee details abuse at underage game

A young referee has highlighted the abuse aimed at him while officiating an underage soccer game.

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Leinster prop Jack McGrath to join Ulster this summer

Ulster have announced that Leinster loose-head Jack McGrath will join the province in the summer.

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Rory Best ruled out of Ulster's Pro14 clash with Glasgow

Ulster captain Rory Best has been ruled out of Friday's Guinness Pro14 game against Glasgow Warriors.

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'To the Ulster fans...I let you down': Stockdale apologises for Champions Cup error

Jacob Stockdale has apologised to Ulster fans after he made what Brian O'Driscoll called an 'unforgivable' error.

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Tributes as Limerick super-fan John Hunt dies aged 98

Hunt saw Limerick win their last two All-Ireland titles, the later ending an 82-year drought.

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Late change for Munster ahead of Champions Cup clash as Haley ruled out

Munster have been forced into a late change ahead of their Champions Cup quarter-final against Edinburgh.

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Liam Gallagher heralds Tayto as 'the best crisps in the universe'

Singer Liam Gallagher has come out to claim that Tayto crisps are the best "in the universe".

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Here are Ireland's top 10 rated destinations, according to TripAdvisor

The TripAdvisor award recognises the most popular locations that are most popular based "on millions of reviews and opinions".

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Temperatures to hit 16 degrees with sunny spells due this week

The week ahead is set to deliver warm temperatures and sunny spells, according to Met Éireann.

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Tributes after Sky Sports journalist who covered Ireland dies aged 47

Fraser Robertson covered Ireland games regularly during Mick McCarthy's first stint in charge of the national team.

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DWTS finalist Johnny Ward says 2019 competition is 'year of the woman'

The Love/Hate actor is up against presenter Mairead Ronan and singer Cliona Hagan in Sunday's final and thinks a woman will be crowned champion in 2019.

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