Cork’s Jimmy Barry Murphy (left) and Dublin legend Jimmy Keaveney, who were inducted into the GAA Museum Hall of Fame at Croke Park, Dublin. Photograph: Matt Browne/Sportsfile.

As one of the two new inductees – along with Dublin footballer Jimmy Keaveney – into the GAA Museum’s Hall of Fame Jimmy Barry-Murphy was immediately (...)

 Frances Treanor (18), from Tydavnet, Co Monaghan, with her painting Self Portrait, which was  winner in Category A at the 61st Texaco Children’s Art Competition. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times 3:10

A self-portrait drawn with a ballpoint pen has taken the top prize at this year’s Texaco Children’s Art Competition.Frances Treanor (18), from Tydavne(...)

 Royal Dutch Shell is in advanced talks for a possible takeover with British BG Group, the former British Gas. (Photograph: ANDY RAIN/EPA)

Royal Dutch Shell has agreed to buy smaller rival BG Group for $70 billion in the first oil super-merger in more than a decade to close the gap with t(...)

Capt Sinéad Reen: security at sea, substandard ships, changing weather patterns, pollution and the trend towards “criminalisation” of ship’s captains are among issues which she will be addressing as president of the master mariners’ representative organisation

Sea captain Sinéad Reen has become the first woman to be elected president of the Irish Institute of Master Mariners. Capt Reen, who is originally fro(...)

Hallelujah: the singing Co Meath priest Fr Ray Kelly, in the video that went viral

The list of most-read stories of 2014 on irishtimes.com tells us a little about what our readers like to consume, but it tells us more about media,(...)

Dublin’s Diarmuid Connolly is the star of St Vincent’s attack  but he’s just one part of a formidable attacking  unit. Photo: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

This summer Dublin won a ninth Leinster title in 10 years and by a considerable margin. Even in Kevin Heffernan’s day the haul was just seven out of 1(...)

Current Offaly manager Brian Whelahan: HIS outstanding contribution to Offaly’s All-Ireland hurling championship victory was recognised with the award of the two hurler of the year citations. pHOTOGRAPH: iNPHO

The All Star season is upon us. There will be criticisms of whatever teams are announced; some of these will be temperate and reasonedbut others won’t(...)

New BMW X6 will have to deal with rivals its predecessor never faced.

I think it’s fair to say that we critics have always been a touch bemused by the success of the BMW X6. After all, why would you want to take a perfec(...)

Martin Furlong: kept goals in an era when the goalkeeper was not as well protected as he is today. Photograph: Billy Stickland/inpho

When Martin Furlong took the call that changed the direction of his life, he didn’t even have a phone. “I had to go across the field to my neighbours(...)

A distinctive and uniquely designed building opposite the former Jurys Hotel at Pembroke Road in Ballsbridge, Dublin 4, is to be offered for sale a(...)