Prof Alan Reilly: “Again and again, we encounter cases involving improper storage of foodstuffs and poor cleaning and sanitising.” Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) served closure orders on nine food outlets in June for breaches of food safety laws. The businesses inclu(...)

Before the Munsterfootball final Páirc Uí Chaoimh, Cork, on Sunday. Cork county chairman  Bob Ryan said he believed the deployment of rofessional event security firm Frontline  to have been excessive. Photograph: Inpho

Cork GAA authorities are unhappy about the decision of the Munster Council to retain professional event security firm Frontline to supervise Sunday’s (...)

 Tipperary’s John O’Dwyer and Lar Corbett. The county host Offaly in Round 2 of the All Ireland qualifiers. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Tipperary hurlers will face Offaly at the weekend in the second round of the All-Ireland qualifiers. The draw was complicated by the draw between All-(...)

Dublin celebrate in front of their fans on Hill 16 following their victory over Kilkenny in the Allianz National Hurling League final in 2011. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Here is how it was. By the spring of 2011, Dublin had played 22 games under Anthony Daly in league and championship. Their record going into the leagu(...)

Old Wesley, one of four rugby clubs to receive the maximum €200,000 grant.

It’s two years since the Government last divvied up in terms of the Sports Capital Programme, where grants are made to sports clubs and local communi(...)

Joe Canning  claims a high ball in a crowded midfield in the 2010 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship quarter-final. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

In the past 30 years or so it’s been one of the hurling championship’s defining fixtures. Tipperary and Galway have played each other on 10 occasions (...)

The stable block and chapel of Charleville Castle, Tullamore, Co Offaly. Photograph: James Flynn/APX

Why is it of interest? Charleville Castle is an extravagantly proportioned Gothic Revival castle, built by Francis Johnson between 1800 and 1812 for (...)

Galway’s Joe Canning scores a late penalty during last Sunday’s exciting Leinster senior hurling semi-final against Kilkenny at O’Connor Park. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

‘The game that keeps on giving,” Dónal Óg Cusack enthused on The Sunday Game after the frenetic finish to last Sunday’s rollercoaster ride that was th(...)

Action from Sunday’s thrilling draw between Kilkenny and Galway. However, the replay will not be televisied or streamed.

Next Saturday’s eagerly awaited replay of the weekend’s dramatic Galway-Kilkenny Leinster hurling semi-final will not be shown on television or strea(...)

Galway’s Ronan Burke and Fergal Moore battle with Kilkenny’s  Mark Kelly and Eoin Larkin during Sunday’s Leinster SH semi-final at  O’Connor Park, Tullamore. Photograph: Inpho

Leinster Council is open to the idea of bringing the provincial hurling semi-finals back to Croke Park given the rise in attendances this year. The a(...)