Consumer sentiment bounced back to a seven-year high last month driven by improving perceptions about Ireland’s economic recovery and continuing recov(...)

Monaghan’s Dessie Mone: could be largely confined to defensive duties against Dublin’s rampant attack. Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

I read with interest Niall Moyna’s comments here during the week on the likely physical impact on Monaghan of last week’s qualifier win over Kildare b(...)

Kerry manager Eamonn Fitzmaurice: expected to name his strongest possible side, with the exception of Colm Cooper, for Sunday’s All-Ireland quarter-final against Galway. Photograph: Inpho

Monaghan look to be the county travelling to Croke Park with the most pressing injury concerns this weekend as Owen Lennon and Gavin Doogan look unli(...)

Monaghan’s Cormac McManus will pose a huge threat to Donegal in the Ulster final. Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

They might be giants. In what seems like the blink of an eye, Malachy O’Rourke has transformed a Monaghan team with a great future behind it into a s(...)

Swedish soprano Maria Keohane: gets to the heart of everything with unfailing potency and point. Photograph: Anna Thorbjörnsson

The sheer scale of the West Cork Chamber Music Festival is always challenging to come to terms with. There’s music from morning to night, and the e(...)

Substitute Eoin Ó Conghaile enjoyed a deja blue moment at Parnell Park on Saturday as Dublin secured a remarkable Leinster minor hurling final place.T(...)

Tyrone’s Justin McMahon claims possession ahead of Monaghan’s  Kieran Hughes during the Ulster SFC quarter-final clash in Clones. Photograph:  Donall Farmer/Inpho

Monaghan 1-12 Tyrone 0-14It was nervy stuff in the end but Monaghan flopped over the line and ended a run of championship defeats to Tyrone that stret(...)

Loyalists gather outside Antrim PSNI station after it was announced that Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams was to be released without charge following questioning over the Jean McConville murder on. Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

As Gerry Adams was driven from Antrim police station yesterday one observer among the camera crews, reporters and also some angry loyalists there to g(...)

Shipping containers are stacked at Dublin Port. Photographer: Aidan Crawley/Bloomberg

Irish business sentiment has jumped to a seven-year high, with more companies reporting a pick-up in activity and a more positive outlook.According t(...)

Odhran MacNiallais has been the one stand-out discovery of Donegal’s league campaign. photograph: Donna McBride/Inpho

With both sides having extracted full value from the league, the one thing guaranteed here is that whoever lo(...)