Tipperary’s James Barry is brought out to centre back with Tomás Hamill getting a run at full back against Dublin at Thurles. Photograph: Alan Betson
Weekend GAA previews

SATURDAY (Matches at 7.0 unless stated) AIB All-Ireland club SFC semi-finals Ballyboden St Enda’s (Dublin) v Clonmel Commercials (Tipperary), O’(...)

Easons store in Fairgreen shopping centre in Carlow town sold the €15 quick-pick winning ticket for the January 29th draw. Eason Store Co-owner Eoin Hennigan is pictured here celebrating with staff from left:Caterine Lyons; Jola Ceglowska; Sonya Cullen and Mary Clare.

A shop in Carlow sold the €66 million winning EuroMillions ticket to a group of friends, it has been confirmed. The National Lottery said the Easons(...)

Speaking at a hustings event for young people on Thursday were, from left,  Labour junior Minister Kevin Humphreys, Anti-Austerity Alliance TD Richard Boyd Barrett and  Fianna Fáil TD Robert Troy. Photograph:  Patrick Bolger Photography

Young people are concerned about homelessness, jobs, discrimination, education and the environment and are far from uninterested in politics, based on(...)

Kevin Flaherty believes he will spend the next 20 or 30 years ‘until I get my pension scratching out a living for myself’.

This article is part of The Irish Times Meet the Voters series, profiling ten sample voters in a bid to track the impact of the 2016 General Election(...)

Mayo’s defeat to Cork last weekend was overshadowed somewhat by the controversy regarding Lee Keegan’s concussion at Páirc Uí Rinn. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Saturday (All matches 2pm unless stated) Allianz League Division One Mayo v Dublin, McHale Park, 7.0 – Viewed in a certain way it possibly suits(...)

My latest fascination has been Camellia sasanqua cultivars. The flowers appear in autumn, the plants are much more elegant in habit than their spring-flowering counterparts, Camellia japonica, and have sweet scented flowers.

Unlike some gardeners I know, I’m not a plant collector. Nor do I ever expect to be, for I lack the single mindedness and the ever-so-slightly obsess(...)

Adventure Capital (2015) by Sean Lynch. Photograph: copyright Studioworks Photography 2016

Ireland at Venice – Adventure: Capital Sean Lynch Limerick City Art Gallery ****  There is an air of square-cut solidity to Sean Lynch(...)

The suspect, who is in his 20s and was known to the dead man, was arrested and taken to Carlow Garda station

A man who was arrested in connection with the murder of Marcus “Murt” Brennan in Carlow has been released without charge. Marcus “Murt” Brennan (46) (...)

 The wind warning for Donegal, Galway, Leitrim, Mayo and Sligo envisages coastal areas will be affected by westerly winds with gusts gusts to 100 km/h. File photograph: Kirsty Wigglesworth/PA

Met Éireann has issued wind, snow and ice warnings for the north and northwest for Saturday. The wind warning for Donegal, Galway, Leitrim, Mayo an(...)

Minister of State for Tourism and Sport Michael Ring said: “Meetings have taken place between the Department, local authorities in the midlands and Waterways Ireland about a Blueway concept,” he said. File photograph: BluewaysIreland.org

A new initiative to promote tourism in the midlands is being prepared by the Government, Minister of State for Tourism and Sport Michael Ring said on (...)