Kim Flood (left) in action for Dublin. Flood is a big admirer of Armagh, especially their star midfielder Caroline O’Hanlon. Photograph: Inpho

Such has been Cork’s merciless stranglehold on the All-Ireland football title since 2005, only Dublin’s triumph in 2010 interrupting their reign, you’(...)

Tipperary minor hurling manager Liam Cahill. Photograph: INPHO/Donall Farmer

The Electric Ireland All-Ireland minor hurling final could kickstart a memorable couple of weeks for the Moyle Rovers club in south Tipperary. The Mo(...)

Migrant families wait to be registered by the police at the Lesbos port in Greece. Photograph: Angelos tzortzinis/AFP/Getty Images

  The number of Syrian people registered as refugees at the end of August was equivalent to the population of Ireland bar Cork city and co(...)

Mayor of Lyons Gérard Collomb said he found Enda Kenny “very warm and straightforward and very engaged”. Photograph: courtesy of Gérard Collomb

It was the sort of trip Taoiseach Enda Kenny loves, filled with wizardry and widgetry from Irish companies who have pioneered sewage-eating bacteria a(...)

Former bishop of Kerry Bill Murphy (above) was assaulted by a drunken passenger on a train last month.  File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Former bishop of Kerry Bill Murphy (79) was assaulted by a drunken passenger on the Killarney-Dublin train last month in an incident related to a perc(...)

 Umbrella weather as heavy rain falls on Dublin, July 26th, 2015. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The summer was wetter and colder than normal almost everywhere, but it was not the worst of recent years. Though it feels like hardly a summer at all(...)

I switched the voice in which I was writing from third person to first, and oddly my protagonist ‘Ben’, who I had thought was nothing more than a braver (or more reckless! ) version of myself, began to separate herself from me. I began to like her

Towering headlands, windswept beaches, derelict houses. Ruined churches. What inspires me is place – landscape and buildings. When I visit somewher(...)

Production crew and sets on Skellig Michael to film Star Wars Episode VII, last year. Photograph Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away there was a culture that had a strong sense of boundaries and limitations. Fifteen hundred years ago, when (...)

It is nearly 20 years since retired Cork businessman Dr Tom Cavanagh set up the Irish Business Against Litter (Ibal) campaign in 1996 to “rid our coun(...)

Dublin’s Michael Fitzsimons, Jack McCaffrey, Philly McMahon,Tomas Brady, John Small and Paul Flynn foul Colm Boyle of Mayo resulting in a late penalty. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

What compels them? What is it about Mayo that requires them to take these grand, dramatic days to the brink of oblivion before they can summon the ins(...)