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(...)

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(...)

Joan Mulvihill’s motto: ‘I will think more about how I make others feel and less about how they make me feel.’ Photograph: Aidan Crawley

  Joan Mulvihill (41), chief executive of the Irish Internet Association   Joan Mulvihill regarded herself as unaccompli(...)

IPAV president Eamon O’Flaherty:  “Rural Ireland has been decimated in recent years”

A proposal to revitalise the country’s rural towns and villages will be put forward by incoming Institute of Professional Auctioneers and Valuers (IPA(...)

Down will play either Westmeath or Wexford after losing out to Derry yesterday. Photo: Lorcan Doherty/INPHO

Tyrone and Limerick was the standout tie from the draw for the first round of the All-Ireland Senior Football Championship, made this morning on Mo(...)

Laois’s Pauric Clancy celebrates their Leinster final  victory over Kildare in 2003. Photograph: Patrick Bolger/Inpho

Twelve years ago Laois and Kildare contested the Leinster football final. On Saturday they’re in the provincial quarter-final, possibly wondering whet(...)

The EBS DKM Affordability Index suggests that the proportion of disposable income required to fund a mortgage for the average first-time buyer working couple dropped to 19.5 per cent in April 2015, down from 20.6 per cent in October 2014. Photograph:  Rui Vieira/PA Wire

Mortgage affordability has improved slightly over the last six months, according to lender EBS, which cites a decrease in house prices in the opening (...)

St Mary’s Pro Cathedral: “As part of its celebration of 175 years of uninterrupted publication, a Mass will be celebrated by Archbishop Diarmuid Martin at 11am on Sunday,  June 7th, in St Mary’s Pro Cathedral in Dublin at which readers and supporters of the Tablet will be welcome.” Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

The rededication of St Mel’s Cathedral in Longford last month was the culmination of its massive five-year restoration project. It also provided an oc(...)

Met Éireann has issued a number of weather warnings for much of the country on Monday.

Met Éireann has issued a number of weather warnings for much of the country on Monday. A status orange wind warning is in place for Dublin, Louth, We(...)

For the first time the CSO have also provided an analysis of the top ten most popular surnames of babies registered in 2014. Photograph: Getty Images

Jack is back for the eighth year running as the most popular boy’s baby name in Ireland while Emily has again topped the table as Ireland’s most popul(...)