Limerick’s Séamus Hickey: “We were wondering where we could get the impetus to drive this programme forward . . . . I’m really chuffed for Limerick hurling.” Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Limerick All Star Séamus Hickey is happy to have a home-grown manager remain in charge of the county’s senior hurling team although he welcomes Anth(...)

Mayo’s Cillian O’Connor and  Kerry’s Paul Murphy with (back row) Ger Brennan (Dublin), Armagh’s Ciaran McKeever, Derry’s Chris Haigue, Limerick’s Seamus Hickey, Wexford’s Ursula Jacob and Mayo’s Fiona McHale at  the launch of GPA Madden Leadership Programme at Croke Park.  Photo: Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile

To criticise the GPA for working too closely with the GAA is “ridiculous” according to GAA director general Páraic Duffy, because initiatives such as (...)

  The Carrefour deal marks  Abilio  Diniz’s return to retailing and closer ties with the Carrefour group, in which he has built a stake of a little under 3 per cent. Photograph: Christoiphe Ena/AP

Carrefour has sold a 10 per cent stake in its Brazilian business to billionaire Abilio Diniz (77), in a first step towards a possible separate listing(...)

The players, past and present, who have been awarded scholarships, from left: Rob Lowe (Leitrim), Barry Cahill (Dublin), Tadhg Lowe (Roscommon), Donal Wrynn (Leitrim), Cathal Bellew (Louth), Anne Sinnott, executive dean at DCU Business School, Shane Carthy (St Vincent’s), Coman Goggins (Dublin), James McCarthy (Dublin), Chris Breen (Fermanagh), David O’Shaughnessy (Westmeath)and Eoin O’Connor (Louth). Photograph: Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile

The Gaelic Players Association have this year opened their support programmes to inter-county managers as well as players. Dessie Farrell, the associ(...)

Dómhnal Slattery, chief executive officer of Avolon Leasing Group, (right) with Ray Conner, president and chief executive officer of Boeing Commercial Airplanes, back in 2012.

Avolon’s long-awaited flotation on the New York Stock Exchange is primarily designed to allow its equity holders, its initial backers, to take some of(...)

“It has been a great honour for me to have been part of the Kilkenny squad for the past seven years.” Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho.

Five-time All-Ireland winner David Herity has retired from the Kilkenny panel aged 31. The former All Star nominee spent his first three years (...)

Tipperary’s Lar Corbett and Tommy Walsh of Kilkenny in action in the 2012 All-Ireland semi-final. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

“A fierce nice fella off the field, he played a tough game on the field, and there’s no getting away from the fact that he’s one of the best player(...)

“I would like to thank Brian Cody for his loyalty throughout all my years with Kilkenny and for believing in me as a player.” Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Kilkenny’s nine-time All-Ireland winner, and previously nine-time consecutive All Star, Tommy Walsh has announced his retirement from the inter-county(...)

Former Tyrone and London footballer Cathal McCarron looks set to rejoin his home county’s panel within the next three weeks.  Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Former Tyrone and London footballer Cathal McCarron looks set to rejoin his home county’s panel within the next three weeks. The Tyrone senior set-up (...)

Technik Airmotive Ireland facility in Saggart: closed earlier this year with the loss of over 400 jobs

The former Lufthansa Technik Airmotive Ireland facility in Saggart, which closed earlier this year with the loss of over 400 jobs, is on the market f(...)