Roscommon’s Neil Collins and Donal O’Hare of Down with Cork’s Colm O’Driscoll and James McCarthy of Dublin, who face eachother in this weekend’s Allianz Football League finals. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Dublin Bay Prawn Festival It ain’t all about tasty crustaceans- the idyllic seaside town of Howth transforms into a veritable wonderland of mer(...)

 Members of the Coast Guard are among those searching for a missing fisherman off Co Clare. File Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Search teams have recovered a body after a man was swept out to sea while fishing for oysters off the Clare coast.The man was working alongside three (...)

Lorcan Shannon’s legal career in the US began with an internship in senator Ted Kennedy’s office

For many young Irish people, a J1 summer in America is a carefree rite-of-passage, but for Clare man Lorcan Shannon, it proved a springboard for hi(...)

Research compiled by The Irish Times found that counties with high rates of penalty points suffered fewer road deaths per 100,000 people than counties with low points. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Garda Assistant Commissioner Derek Byrne has insisted that road traffic enforcement is consistent throughout the country despite findings which drew a(...)

Jamie Heaslip: turning out for Leinster against Castres at the RDS. Photograph: INPHO/Dan Sheridan
What’s on this weekend?

Shannonside Winter Music FestivalSpread across 15 different venues in Bunratty and Sixmilebridge, Co Clare, more than 150 musicians will be performing(...)

The need to diversify led Clare-based dairy farmer Sean Fitzgerald into artisan cheese making in 1988. What is special about your business? Ours was (...)

A participant in the Irish Christmas Tree Throwing Championships which are taking place in Active Ennis Tim Smyth Park this weekend.

When the people of county Clare heard about the practice of throwing away old Christmas trees, they took it rather literally.As such, Sunday will see (...)

Former manager Anthony Daly gave ‘six epic seasons’ to Dublin, said John Costello. Photograph:  James Crombie/Inpho

Dublin chief executive John Costello has conceded the county’s senior hurlers lack the depth at the moment to mount a consistent challenge in champio(...)

Dublin supporters on Hill 16 during Sunday’s game against Monaghan. Photograph: Inpho/Cathal Noonan

Last weekend saw the curtain come down on the first year of the GAA’s exclusive rights deal with Sky Sports. Saturday’s football quarter-finals were t(...)

Cavan’s Gearóid McKiernan and Cathal Shine of Roscommon battle it out at Croke Park in the NFL Division Three final. Photograph: Ryan Byrne / Inpho

Roscommon 1-17 Cavan 0-18 Roscommon go up to Division Two as champions after coming out on top after a thoroughly entertaining Division Three f(...)