Maria Walsh, Rose of Tralee 2014: “The lads who sign up for this year’s festival will have the time of their lives. While there are responsibilities that come with the role, they will have great craic.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Maria Walsh, the Rose of Tralee, has put out a call to young men of Ireland interested in being a Rose escort for the festival from August 14th-18t(...)

 National Lottery machine.Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

The National Lottery regulator has requested a report on the technical issues which forced the postponement of last Wednesday’s €10 million jackpot dr(...)

Mountain View centre in Newbridge: inspectors said some staff lacked mandatory training and sufficient safeguards to prevent potential abuse of vulnerable residents.

A residential centre for people with disabilities, run by the head of a Health Service Executive inquiry into abuse at the Áras Attracta care centre (...)

Meath manager Mick O’Dowd and new Galway manager Kevin Walsh shake hands after the game. Photograph: Mike Shaughnessy/Inpho

Galway began their Allianz league campaign with an impressive 2-13 to 1-12 home victory over a disappointing Meath side in Pearse Stadium, Salthill. G(...)

Tyrone’s Sean Cavanagh in McKenna Cup action recently. The veteran is named at full forward to face Monaghan at Healy Park. Photograph: Inpho

Saturday (7.0 unless stated) ALLIANZ FOOTBALL LEAGUE Division One Tyrone v Monaghan, Healy Park – Bit of a shake-up in the Tyrone camp in (...)

Kildare manager Jason Ryan: ‘A number of the teams we’re going to be playing have had more time on the pitch in preparation for the games.’ Photograph: Inpho

As Wexford manager when the GAA introduced the winter training ban in 2010, Jason Ryan was one of the initiative’s loudest critics.The rules regardin(...)

‘The manner in which we choose to deal with fear is going to define so much of our future, because right now the world is turning into a distinctly nightmarish place. We’re afraid of one another, we’re afraid of ourselves. We’re afraid of never finding love, and we’re afraid of loving.’ Photograph: Getty Images

A single dream is more powerful than a thousand realities. – JRR Tolkien Everyone has their secret terrors, those waking nightmares that follow us and(...)

Fr Peter McVerry: the trust he set up is opening a 36-bed centre in Dublin city and  14-bed accommodation in Newbridge, Kildare. Photograph: Dave Meehan/Irish Times

An extra 50 beds for homeless people are being provided in Dublin and Kildare by the Peter McVerry Trust. The housing charity will offer the beds thro(...)

More than 770,000 passengers are expected to pass through Dublin Airport over the Christmas season, from this Friday until January 2nd.  Photograph: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

More than 770,000 passengers are expected to pass through Dublin Airport over the Christmas season, from this Friday until January 2nd. Friday is expe(...)

A Dunnes Stores worker who injured her lower back while loading a trolley with heavy boxes has been awarded €85,000 by the High Court. Photograph: The Irish Times

A Dunnes Stores worker who injured her lower back while loading a trolley with heavy boxes has been awarded €85,000 by the High Court. Mr Justice Anth(...)