Former minister for justice Alan Shatter’s car is blocked from entering the gates of Leinster House on Wednesday. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Traffic cones and glass bottles were thrown by protesters taking part in a water charges demonstration outside Leinster House on Wednesday night when (...)

Managers Jason Ryan and Jim Gavin shake hands at the end of the game. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

What does Jim Gavin take from these matches in Leinster? Kildare were dispatched yesterday by a chastening 19 points. It did drag down the average w(...)

Dublin’s Diarmuid Connolly scores the  first of his two goals in the Leinster SFC semi-final against Kildare at Croke park. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Things could have worked out a bit better for Kildare: not in the obvious sense that applies to any 19-point defeat but in the way the afternoon unfol(...)

Leinster’s Ian Madigan says battle for places is intense. Photograph: Cathal Noonan

He is 26-years-old. By the time the next World Cup arrives he will be 30. There is no sense that Ian Madigan is panicking. He is over the first selec(...)

Very rarely has a larger company mustered in the enclosure at the Curragh than that of yesterday, and even granting that the Irish Derby always proves(...)

Katherine Boyle, of Prosperous, Co Kildare at the Four Courts. Photograph: Collins

A journalist has refused before the High Court to reveal his sources for an article about a prison worker found to have a mobile telephone in her bra-(...)

Jonny Cooper: “Jim has shown he plays players by form. And that the lads aren’t picked on reputation.” Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Amateur footballers do all sorts of jobs during summer months to keep away from work. The teachers are professionals in all but bank balance, some st(...)

Sinn Féin vice-president Mary Lou McDonald: ‘The British and its military forces actively colluded with unionist paramilitaries to cause the deaths of many hundreds of people in the conflict.’ Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The British government has to account for its policy of collusion with unionist paramilitaries and murder gangs, Sinn Féin vice-president Mary Lou (...)

A woman has been arrested following a €50,000 drug seizure in Co Offaly on Friday evening. The woman, in her 40s, was arrested after cannabis, ecstas(...)

‘I was warned that a lot of responsibility comes with writing to a prisoner because in many cases that’s all they have’: Angel Cullinane, who writes to and receives letters from a prisoner on death row. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

In one sickening wave after another, the details of Elaine O’Hara’s murder trial kept coming earlier this year. Yet it was only afterwards that one(...)