Valentia Island from slopes of Bentee

All fired up The Street Performance World Championship takes place as part of the Laya Healthcare City Spectacular this weekend at Merrion Square in D(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Tánaiste Joan Burton at the first Cabinet meeting of newly appointed Ministers yesterday. Photograph: Alan Betson

In the State Reception Room in Áras an Uachtaráin, an insightful photographer made a telling request. “Could you all move a little to the left?”And in(...)

Galway’s Shane Walsh in action against Sligo’s Neil Ewing during the Connacht semi-final. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

An attendance of 31,000 descended upon Tuam when Galway hosted Mayo in the Connacht final of 1999. Derided in the early part of the decade as the sick(...)

Shane Lowry shelters from the rain during the BMW International Open in Germany last month. “Lads, I’d rather be playing in the sun with no wind.” Photograph: Getty Images

My caddie Dermot Byrne went to Hoylake on Monday for a sneak preview ahead of next week’s British Open. On Tuesday, after playing a practice round her(...)

Kerry’s Shane Enright and Daniel Goulding of Cork clash during the Munster senior football final at Páirc Uí Chaoimh. Photograph: Inpho

Not many people can say they feel all the pain and humiliation of what Brazil are going through, and are taking some comfort in it. There may be good(...)

Jackie Lavin (right) with Bill Cullen at the Grand National at Fairyhouse earlier this year. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The receivers for Glencullen Properties Ltd, the company formerly owned by the businessman Bill Cullen, have begun court proceedings to remove Mr Cull(...)

 The marina at Dún Laoghaire Harbour. A lapse in invoicing occurred during transfer of responsibilities between Government departments. Photograph: Eric Luke

Loss of corporate memory during the Government decentralisation programme in 2007 contributed to poor financial management of fishery harbour centres(...)

Edward Kilcullen collects seaweed for the Kilcullen Seaweed baths. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

State development company Údarás na Gaeltachta has denied that guaranteed harvesting rights on the west coast were part of a deal to sell its share(...)

 Colm Cooper’s role with Kerry has been embraced by James O’Donoghue. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

My colleague Ken Early suggested in the Irish Times yesterday that, as far as the Brazilian media were concerned, the injury to Neymar which has ruled(...)

Fionn Fitzgerald and Kieran O’Leary lift the cup following Kerry’s win over Cork in the Munster SFC final at Páirc Uí Chaoimh. Photograph:  Cathal Noonan/Inpho

If the sight of Kerry gliding home from Cork with the county’s 76th Munster title was the latest emphasis of how eternal the old order can be other as(...)