Teams who were knocked out of the championship in June are allowed to return to collective training on November 15th. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho.

Ah Jim Gavin, can’t beat him (unless you are Donegal) so you might as well join him. The line Gavin delivered, seemingly devoid of humour, moments a(...)

Where’s Mary Lou? Sinn Féin deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald usually questions Tánaiste Joan Burton on the issues of the day on a Thursday. Photograph: Eric Luke

“Where’s Mary Lou?” asked Labour’s Robert Dowds when it came to Sinn Féin’s turn yesterday at Opposition Leaders’ Questions.He was referring to the ab(...)

Actor Chris O’Dowd pictured in King House, Boylet when he received The Freedom of Roscommon. Photograph: Brian Farrell

Chris O’Dowd sounded amazed. Freeman of Roscommon? “I was not aware Roscommon had enslaved me”, he told the sea of familiar faces gathered in King Hou(...)

 Willie O’Dea: has received ’no coherent explanation’ from Irish Water. Photograph: Gareth Chaney, Collins

Fianna Fáil TD Willie O’Dea will not be submitting his PPS number to Irish Water because of its response to queries he made, he has told the Dáil.He t(...)

 In the first eight months of the year the number of new planning applications in Dublin increased by 35 per cent. There were also large increases in planning applications in Meath, Wicklow, Kerry, Clare and Cavan.

The recovery in the housing sector continues to gather momentum, according to newly published data. The National Housing Construction Index, co(...)

Garda alert is issued when there is a suspicion a child has been taken without consent.

There have been several Child Rescue Ireland (CRI) alerts issued by gardaí over recent years.The alert system was launched in May 2012. It is used wh(...)

Newly elected TD Michael Fitzmaurice pictured with Sinn Féin candidate, Martin Kenny. Photograph: Brian Farrell

Success came swiftly on Triple Crown Saturday but, in the time-honoured style of political coronations, Michael Fitzmaurice waited until the last minu(...)

It’s twilight and halfway on the road between Athleague village and Roscommon town, the old jeep pulls up and a massive man emerges from the passeng(...)

Clara Bog County Offaly.   Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Thirty years or more ago, if you drove north from Athlone, or anywhere in Roscommon or in northeast Galway, you did not have to go too far before comi(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin. Photograph: Alan Betson

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin insists he will lead the party into the next general election, despite an Independent candidate from outside the (...)