‘Broken man’: Grieving firefighter rebuilds life with 160km charity jungle run

A firefighter has run 160km through a jungle in Costa Rica, scaling 3,000 metres, in aid of a charity that supported him in the wake of the death of his mother to cancer.

A firefighter has run 160km through a jungle in Costa Rica, scaling 3,000 metres, in aid of a charity that supported him in the wake of the death of his mother to cancer.

Ambitious boss sets sights on growing passenger numbers to 75 million

Jim Meade has worked in railways all his life. In 1983, he joined Irish Rail, working in mechanical engineering before moving to operations from 2003. Last May, he was appointed CEO.

Jim Meade has worked in railways all his life. In 1983, he joined Irish Rail, working in mechanical engineering before moving to operations from 2003. Last May, he was appointed CEO.

Optimism in the air as designers show off colourful creations to world

Competition in the craft sector is tough and Brexit is throwing a lengthening shadow of uncertainty, but Ireland’s creatives put on an impressive show yesterday for foreign buyers in search of something new and wow.

Competition in the craft sector is tough and Brexit is throwing a lengthening shadow of uncertainty, but Ireland's creatives put on an impressive show yesterday for foreign buyers in search of something new and wow.

Fergus O’Farrell: ‘Force and politics combined to win freedom in War of Independence’

The General Election of December 1918 transformed Irish politics. The Irish Parliamentary Party, which had dominated Irish nationalist politics for decades, was wiped out, retaining just six seats. Sinn Féin won 73 seats, while the Unionists took 22, p…

The General Election of December 1918 transformed Irish politics. The Irish Parliamentary Party, which had dominated Irish nationalist politics for decades, was wiped out, retaining just six seats. Sinn Féin won 73 seats, while the Unionists took 22, predominantly in the north-east of the country and in pockets of Dublin.

That’s (not) nice: ‘Mrs Brown’s’ Eilish is first to be booted off ‘DWTS’

A shock first elimination saw ‘Mrs Brown’s Boys’ Eilish Brown axed from ‘Dancing With The Stars’ last night, as she announced age was never a factor in how she performed on the show.

A shock first elimination saw 'Mrs Brown's Boys' Eilish Brown axed from 'Dancing With The Stars' last night, as she announced age was never a factor in how she performed on the show.

Letters to the Editor: Hogan’s arrogance reveals EU wish to kill a people’s democratic choice

In typical, arrogant fashion, EU Commissioner Phil Hogan called for UK Prime Minister Theresa May to row back on “her red line” of leaving the customs union (Irish Independent, Comment, January 19). It is not Mrs May’s red line but that of the British …

In typical, arrogant fashion, EU Commissioner Phil Hogan called for UK Prime Minister Theresa May to row back on "her red line" of leaving the customs union (Irish Independent, Comment, January 19). It is not Mrs May's red line but that of the British people that the UK leaves the European Union and with it the customs union.

Mexico gasoline pipeline leak detected hours before fatal blast

Mexico’s state oil firm, Pemex, did not close the valve at a leaking gasoline pipeline when first notified because it was not initially thought to be an “important” leak, Mexico’s security minister said on Sunday.

Mexico's state oil firm, Pemex, did not close the valve at a leaking gasoline pipeline when first notified because it was not initially thought to be an "important" leak, Mexico's security minister said on Sunday.