Brendan Hope (49), of Springfield Cottages, Mullingar, Co Westmeath, who is  charged with IRA membership, has been returned to custody after surrendering his bail at the Special Criminal Court. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

A Mullingar man charged with IRA membership has been returned to custody after surrendering his bail at the Special Criminal Court. Brendan Hope (49)(...)

Sgt Darren McCarthy at a speed check on Conyngham Road, Dublin for National Slow Down Day.  Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

A Garda operation to encourage motorists to slow down caught 451 drivers breaking the speed limit over a 24 hour period today and yesterday. Some offe(...)

Kerry footballers celebrate their Munster final victory over Cork. The success of a small number of teams in provincial championships has sparked calls for  a two-tier system. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

After Kerry’s victory over Tyrone, one feature of the All-Ireland final has been confirmed: despite the back-door system, once again two provincial ch(...)

A dental laboratory technician internship is one of the current JobBridge posts on offer. File photograph: John Giles/PA Wire

A microbiology scientist, a dental laboratory technician, and a restaurant supervisor for a “very busy” 120-seater establishment are just some of th(...)

Former minister Mary O’Rourke: her son  Aengus O’Rourke had hoped to run, in the event of a three-candidate ticket. Photograph: Alan Betson

A decision by Fianna Fáil headquarters to operate a two-candidate strategy in the Longford-Westmeath constituency for the forthcoming general election(...)

Tipperary  defence, backboned by Pádraic Maher, above, and James Barry has the collective nous and mobility to stay with Galway. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

It’s striking how established the consensus becomes in the later stages of the All-Ireland championship even in relation to more nuanced verdicts than(...)

The former Garda station in Inistioge, Co Kilkenny, sold for €132,000 at an auction in Kilkenny

Rural Garda stations may no longer be of service to the State but they appear to have growing appeal for home buyers and community groups around th(...)

The attendance for the 1985 All-Ireland football semi-final of   Kerry against Monaghan was just 21,746, showing what a non-event these games could be. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

The casual utterance of sweeping assertions has always held a special place within the GAA – damning verdicts like “the worst centre forward in Europe(...)

Pat Magowan, Orran (10) and Cillian (7) were among those who enjoyed tight lines at Bangor’s Eisenhower Pier

What have the World Cup Trout Fly Fishing Championship and Croagh Patrick got in common, apart from being in Co Mayo? Answer: both had their main a(...)

JJ Maher from Roscrea splashing around with his family’s Belgian Blue entry at the 2015 Tullamore Show and AIB National Livestock Show. Photograph: Jeff Harvey

More than 60,000 people attended this year’s Tullamore Show on a warm, dry day on Sunday that was far removed from the rain induced cancellations of 2(...)