Trials to select the Irish women’s team to contest the home international championship for the Lady Milne Trophy begin this coming weekend at Templeogue Centre.

The bridge season has been marked by record participation in national championships, peaking with 147 pairs in Duais an Uachtaráin won by M Brady and (...)

The funeral of Kathleen and Jimmy Cuddihy en route to the Church of the Sacred Heart in Carndonagh, Co Donegal. Photograph:  Trevor McBride

People with mental-health problems must seek professional help, said the daughter of a couple killed in their Co Donegal home. Maureen Cuddihy (...)

Cork developer Michael O’Flynn. Photograph: Alan Betson

Cork developer Michael O’Flynn and Kildare Partners, which is backed by billionaire Ellis Short, have completed the refurbishment of a high-spec offi(...)

Lee Keegan of Mayo is shown the red card by referee David Goldrick last Sunday. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Mayo manager James Horan has kept faith with the team that started the drawn game against Kerry for tomorrow’s replay at the Gaelic Grounds in Limeric(...)

The crisis in Gaza

Sir, – Heather Abrahamson claims (August 9th) that the Tricycle Theatre in Kilburn “has refused to host a Jewish film festival”. This is not an accura(...)

 Ellis Short: His private equity firm, Kildare Partners, recently raised a $2 billion fund to invest in Europe. Photograph:  Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images

Kildare Partners, which is backed by billionaire Ellis Short, has bought two of the biggest shopping centres in the North for £135 million (€170 milli(...)

IT was a real pleasure to attend opening day on the River Tolka in Dublin last weekend. The river never looked better as anglers, young and old(...)

The Lookout, by Brian O’Doherty, at Charles Fort for Kinsale Arts Festival. Photograph: John Allen

The arts aren’t unique: everyone has seen cuts to funding, but as artists and arts organisations are told to raise more money from an already s(...)

Methodist Collage’s Connor Kelly celebrates their win last year. Photograph: Matt Mackey/Inpho
Battle for provincial honours
  • Rugby
  • January 22, 2014, 01:00

One day last November marked an ugly blemish on Sullivan Upper’s otherwise exemplary set of results this season. The occasion saw old rival Methodist (...)

Leinster’s Devin Toner tackles Ospreys’ Dan Biggar during their Heineken Cup victory at the Liberty Stadium, Swansea. “We knew we were crap against Munster. We didn’t front up. We knew we had to go into that game all guns blazing,” he says. Photograph: PA  .

Moments after Jonathan Sexton took leave of the Leinster shed for the last time, he told waiting journalists not to worry about the ethos of the group(...)