“Our development officer when he goes into schools finds it a lot easier to talk about the games because he can say it’s on Sky, the same television station as Premier League football and that gives exposure to the games and their value.” Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

There are mixed views on the Sky Sports deal for followers of Gaelic Games in Britain. Three of the county secretaries in England have spoken to The I(...)

A north of England council has been asked to fly the Tricolour to mark the Easter Rising centenery next year. Photograph: Ed Pritchard/Getty

A council in the north of England has been asked to consider flying the Tricolour to mark the centenary of the Easter Rising next year. The request c(...)

Melancholia or depression was a common problem in other war hospitals too and was the most common diagnosis (18 per cent) among soldiers from the expeditionary force in France admitted to the Lord Derby War Hospital in Lancashire

In late 1918, Private JK, a 19-year old single private in the British army, was admitted to the Richmond War Hospital, a 32-bed establishment on the g(...)

Anne Kirkbride with William Roache, who played her on-screen husband, Ken Barlow. Photograph: Anna Gowthorpe/PA Wire

In the role of Deirdre Barlow in the ITV soap Coronation Street, the actor Anne Kirkbride, who has died aged 60, found a job for life – and was happy (...)

Anne Kirkbride, who played Deirdre Barlow on Coronation Street, died on Monday following a short illness. Photograph: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

In the role of Deirdre Barlow in the ITV soap Coronation Street, the actor Anne Kirkbride, who died on Monday aged 60 after a short illness, found a j(...)

RTÉ’s planned closure of its long-wave radio service on January 19th has been described as a “crying shame”

RTÉ’s planned closure of its long-wave radio service on January 19th has been described as a “crying shame” by a leading Irish child sex abuse campai(...)

 Diego Costa of Chelsea is expected to start against Newcastle United.  Photograph:  Alex Livesey/Getty Images

Saturday, December 6thHull (17) v West Brom (16) Striker Abel Hernandez returns to the Hull squad after missing two matches for the birth of his child(...)

Ted Nealon:  Taoiseach Enda Kenny said of him: “In every role he gave of his best, not alone as an exemplary public servant, but as an exemplary, compassionate and dignified human being”

The late Ted Nealon had a “unique political brain of enormous capacity”, Taoiseach Enda Kenny has told the Dáil. In a tribute to the former Fine G(...)

The draws for next year’s graded championships have been confirmed by Croke Park. Christy Ring Cup holders Kildare have been drawn away to 2012 winne(...)

Lancashire hotpot

Nigel Howarth is one of Britain’s finest cooks, and a fierce advocate of the produce of the North West. Alongside his old mates Reg Johnson and Paul H(...)