Ireland’s Aidan O’Shea celebrates scoring a goal in the International Rules Test. The Mayo man was superb against Australia. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

If whatever crafty gene drives the International Rules series could be isolated, it would make a fortune for the biomedical industry. Two years ago(...)

Joe Kernan: “They blew us out of the water last year, they will be wanting to do the same here again, and that’s what we have to be ready for.” Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

The difficulties for this evening’s one-off EirGrid International Rules Test could be seen and heard at Friday’s media conference when all the poin(...)

Jerry Beades: “There’s a lot of unanswered questions.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Leinster House was paralysed by gripping indifference on Friday as a tense Seanad election count drove fevered political observers to new heights o(...)

Some 889 applications for repossession were refused by the courts so far this year. Photograph: Getty Images

Banks have sought to repossess almost 4,500 homes since the start of the year, the latest figures from the Courts Service of Ireland indicate. These (...)

Sitting TD Robert Troy who was selected to contest general election for Fianna Fáil in Co Westmeath

Fianna Fáil councillors in Co Longford have called for a gender directive in their constituency to be overturned. The party’s National Constituency C(...)

Renua’s  Lucinda Creighton at Leinster House. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

A NIMBY (Not In My Back Yard) approach to gender quotas has been adopted by some male politicians who are concerned about their own futures as the dea(...)

The Standards in Public Office Commission has issued a damning report into the behaviour of Longford County Council chief executive Tim Caffrey. Photograph: Willie Farrell

Longford County Council chief executive Tim Caffrey is disputing the negative findings of a Standards in Public Office Commission inquiry into his beh(...)

Artist’s impression of the planned resort at Newcastle Wood, Co Longford: The plan envisages building 500 chalets on the 375-acre site in the midlands. Photograph: PA

A planning application for the €233 million Center Parcs project has been formally submitted to Longford County Council. The UK-based leisure g(...)

The majority of delegates at a Fianna Fáil selection convention at the Longford Arms Hotel objected strongly on Thursday night when a woman was selected as the party’s candidate in the forthcoming general election at the direction of party headquarters. Image: Google Streetview

The majority of delegates at a Fianna Fáil selection convention in Longford objected strongly on Thursday night when a woman was selected as the party(...)

Australia’s Jobe Watson and Nick Riewoldt with Ireland’s Aidan Walsh and Seán Cavanagh in action in Perth last year. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Bernard Brogan would absolutely love to play a championship match outside of Croke Park. It might get some of those critics off his back who say Dubl(...)