Aidan Walsh: will be  Ireland vice-captain for the International Rules Series against Australia but will then concentrate on hurling for Cork.  Photo: Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile

Confirmation that Aidan Walsh has quit football to concentrate on hurling for Cork immediately switches the focus to the futures of Damien Cahalane (...)

 Cork’s Aidan Walsh has opted to concentrate on hurling in 2015.  Photograph: Donall Farmer / Inpho

Cork dual star Aidan Walsh has confirmed he is to withdraw from the Cork senior football panel and focus exclusively on playing for the county’s hur(...)

UCD goalkeeper Conor O’Donnell denies  Gary Shanahan of Galway in the Promotion/Relegation Play-Off First Leg at the  UCD Bowl. Photograph: Inpho

Promotion/Relegation Play-off (first leg): UCD 1 Galway FC 2 Paddy Barrett and Ryan Manning scored late, late goals to leave Galway FC on the v(...)

Trainer Mouse Morris: looks like allowing First Lieutenant a chance to score across the channel. Photograph: INPHO

Just one Irish trained horse has won Wetherby’s Charlie Hall Chase in the last thirty three years but First Lieutenant looks like getting the opportun(...)

Inspectors found unlicensed animal remedies in a box “hidden” under a horse rug during a search Philip Fenton’s premises. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Trainer Philip Fenton faces an investigation by horseracing’s regulatory body after being found guilty of eight counts of possessing unlicensed animal(...)

An  aerial view of  cattle in a field in Ireland. File photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

A Tipperary farmer has been jailed for 18 months for breaching of Department of Agriculture regulations governing the movement of animals and the prev(...)

John Teteris from Athenry, Co Galway, pictured during the ANZAC Day Dawn Service at Grangegorman Military Cemetry in April. An academic has counted 5,774 Irishmen who served in the Australian Imperial Force  and 860 who died. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Almost 6,000 Irishmen served in the Australian forces in the first World War and nearly 900 were killed, a conference will hear this week. Professor J(...)

A Garda College graduation ceremony. The first class of Garda recruits for five years entered  the college at Templemore, Co Tipperary, just last month.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

The most eye-catching item in the justice allocation for next year is the speed at which Garda recruitment is to unfold.The first class of Garda recru(...)

Joan Burton: Brendan Ogle of the Unite union said she should apologise for “getting up in the Dáil like Marie Antoinette and insinuating if people can afford a phone they should pay for water”

Saturday’s march through Dublin will be seen as the “tipping point” into “a massive revolt against this Government”, say those involved in the Righ(...)

Powerlifters  Lisa Duffy, Arlette Bomahou, Maedhbh Hanley and Laura McSweeney. Photograph: Cyril Byrne 2:59

So is “strong the new skinny?” It’s a glib opening to a conversation with four of Ireland’s top women powerlifters. No one in this dark gym-hangar on (...)