Galway’s Tracey Leonard in action against Dublin’s Sorcha Furlong and Kim Flood in their National Football League  Division One  semi-final at  St Loman’s, Mullingar, Co Westmeath. Photograph: Sportsfile

Eamonn Ryan’s Cork are through to an eighth successive women’s National Football League Division One final. Cork moved to within an hour of a third s(...)

Jim Gavin’s Dublin are challenging for their third league title in a row but no longer possess the aura of invincibility that developed around the side last year. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Hindsight is everything but there may have been times over the usual winter ruminations when Jim Gavin and his Dublin players must have wondered if wi(...)

 Brian Hurley scores a goal past Donegal goalkeepr Michael Boyle in the Allianz Football League semi-final in Croke Park. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

The counties with the biggest boxes to tick after last year meet in tomorrow’s Allianz Football League final in Croke Park. Both Dublin and Cork ha(...)

Sinn Féin candidate for Newry and Armagh Mickey Brady: Says this is a “two horse race” between him and the UUP’s Danny Kennedy. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

The two main nationalist contenders in Newry and Armagh have interesting back stories. The SDLP’s Justin McNulty is a former Armagh All-Ireland medall(...)

Shane Fitzgerald of Meelin, Newmarket, Co Cork,  denied the charge of dangerous driving causing the death of Paudie O’Leary.

A 23-year-old man has been sentenced to six and a half years for dangerous driving causing the death of a 42-year old cyclist near Killarney.Shane Fit(...)

Roving half-forward Colm O’Driscoll has been a key player in Brian Cuthbert’s new-look Cork team. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Jim Gavin may have doubled back from calling Sunday’s opposition “the most defensive Cork team he had ever seen” but no one is being fooled into think(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin’s party has no female TD and no TD in Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The most significant speech of Micheál Martin’s leadership of Fianna Fáil was a low-key affair before a small crowd in the Tipperary village of Ragg o(...)

Arrested on his release and taken to Listowel Garda station, Michael Coffey admitted to a year-long series of offences involving criminal damage, burglary and theft throughout Kerry - most of which had been unsolved by gardaí. File photograph: Michaela Rehle/Reuters

A man who had a previous conviction for breaking into the home of an archbishop in Kerry was last year found by gardaí while undergoing an epilepsy se(...)

Padraic O’Maille in Galway: discovered he had a calcified atrial tumour, which could have been there since birth or even before, and was extremely rare. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Until May 2014, I had never been in hospital except as a visitor. Renowned for my energy and in great shape, I was running seven miles a day and tr(...)

In China, Kerry Group’s  formula brand Green Love Plus retails at a hefty €43 per kilo – almost four times the Irish price. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Ireland’s post-quota dairy plan, which targets a 50 per cent increase in milk production by 2020, is the most ambitious of any EU state. It’s based on(...)