Ireland’s Aidan O’Shea celebrates scoring a goal in the International Rules Test. The Mayo man was superb against Australia. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

If whatever crafty gene drives the International Rules series could be isolated, it would make a(...)

Suffragettes at war

(...), opening hospitals, running first aid training, nursing support, fundraising drives, workshops, welfare(...)

Mr Alfie Byrne was elected MP to the British House of Commons for Dublin Harbour in a by-election on October 1, 1915, but lost his seat in 1918. In the 1922 elections, the first to be held in Ireland after the Treaty, he was elected to Dáil Éireann for the Dublin Mid constituency. From then until his death he was an Independent TD, except from 1944 until 1948 when he was a member of the Seanad. Alfie Byrne was elected Lord Mayor of Dublin a record ten times between 1930 and 1955. The by-election caused by his death was won by his son Patrick Byrne.
Dublin: A City At War

(...) average in the three years preceding the war, but a combination of foot and mouth in 1912 and the Great(...)

Edna O’Brien: Doesn’t think she could have written so much had she been married. Photograph: Barbara Lindberg/Rex

(...) to great literature, although she notes that even in prayer books language was richer then. “This(...)

Alan McMonagle:  has written two collections of short stories, Liar Liar (Wordsonthestreet, 2008) and Psychotic Episodes (Arlen House, 2013) and has just signed two-book deal with Picador

(...) in fifty-three seconds. He had a pool table in his bedroom. He was tall and great at telling jokes(...)

Electric vehicle owners are angered by the new prices to be  imposed from January by ESB

(...) than a few EV drivers. Alan O’Reilly drives a Nissan Leaf and has hitherto been an electric car(...)

 Ben Okri: If we listen to stories right, if we read them deeply, they will guide us through the confusion of our lives, and the diffusion of our times. Photograph: Roberto Ricciuti/Getty Images

(...). Great evil befalls us when we restrict ourselves to just one side of our being. It is important that(...)

Finbarr O’Rourke

(...) which they apprehended the accused - it was a great piece of police work. The victim impact statement of(...)

“The family are incredibly excited,” says France-bound Paul O’Connell. “They don’t care about my injuries. They just want to make sure we go.” Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

(...) trying to make sure they go from a great performance to a great performance. We really didn’t do that(...)

Fáilte: Daniel and Majella O’Donnell with B&B owners Anne and Noel Sheerin, in Tulsk, Co Roscommon, for Daniel and Majella’s B&B Road Trip

(...) travel around staying a night in different B&Bs. Majella drives while Daniel sings and comments on(...)