A fan looks on from the terrace during the Round 3B qualifier between Galway and Derry at Pearse Stadium in July. Photograph: Inpho

When we look at the intercounty championship structures, the idea of natural selection rather than intelligent design suggests itself, but there we(...)

Bord na Móna has announced it will no longer harvest energy peat and will complete its move to a sustainable business within 15 years. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Bord na Móna has said the industrial scale exploitation of Ireland’s bogs will have ended in 15 years, with the peat briquette, that much-loved favour(...)

The animals taken included nine cows, nine calves and about 15 Charolais continental crossbreeds Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times/File Photo

A man in his 30s has been arrested over the theft of livestock estimated at a value of more than €100,000 from a farm in Co Westmeath. Seventy-five c(...)

Bronze Age track at Mayne Bog: when Westland Horticulture uncovered it in 2005 the National Monuments Service did not issue a preservation order or record it in the Register of Historic Monuments

The Midland bogs have always been places of mystery – vistas of burnt umber that every so often unearth prehistoric time capsules: vats of bog butt(...)

Where’s Willie? is doing the rounds of colleges and universities this month as part of Ógra’s national recruitment drive. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Ógra Fianna Fáil is experiencing a surge in applications for membership, thanks to a cartoon version of Willie O’Dea. The party’s youth wing ha(...)

Local authorities have less than a week to decide whether to change the rate of Local Property Tax (LPT) charged to homeowners next year. Photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Local authorities have less than a week to decide whether to change the rate of Local Property Tax (LPT) charged to homeowners next year. As it stands(...)

Michael McNamara: expected to rejoin the Labour Party. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Clare TD Michael McNamara is set to return to the Labour fold after losing the party whip in May. Mr McNamara was the only Coalition deputy to vote ag(...)

Kerry manager Éamonn Fitzmaurice celbrates beating Donegal in last year’s All-Ireland Senior Football final at Croke Park. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho.

Here they come again. Like all great rivalries, there is always some sense that destiny can’t keep them apart for long. It’s also the one thing Éamonn(...)

Dublin selector Declan Darcy and team manager Jim Gavin: “There’s a little bit too much made of management teams to a degree.” Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

With his low-key instincts Declan Darcy might look askance at the description but in the past 25 years he has been a protean GAA presence, straddling (...)

 Members of the public  on Grafton Street, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The unsettled rainy weather looks set to continue into next week. Met Éireann has issued a Status Orange weather alert, for conditions which have the(...)