Still green: Jack Grealish celebrates scoring for Ireland Under-21s in 2013. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Try walking in Jack Grealish’s shoes this week. True, he wears the best quiff of any English-born youngster with Irish heritage since Johnny Maher fir(...)

“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(...)

Pope Francis saluting prelates at the end of the audience of the Curia  at the Vatican in Rome today. In October 2009 the Vatican announced new ecclesiastical structures to absorb Anglicans disaffected by liberalising moves in their Communion. Photograph: EPA/L’Osservatore Romano

A Catholic parish priest who has left the ministry to marry will this week be replaced in his English parish by a married priest with three children. (...)

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(...)

With the Heineken Cup final on next Saturday it seems appropriate we should consider the word “rugby” this week. The game is named after a public scho(...)

Warwickshire celebrate last year’s Lory Meagher Cup victory at Croke Park. Photograph: Inpho

If and when Daniel Crowley makes his debut for Arsenal , there will be more than a few glasses raised to his success in the GAA strongholds of Warwick(...)

 Irish poet and soldier Francis Ledwidge (1891-1917).  Photograph:  Hulton Archive/Getty Images
The Great War and Irish poets

As January 1914 dawned, Europe had experienced 100 years of comparative peace since the Battle of Waterloo. During that time, technological developmen(...)

Australia’s coach Darren Lehmann says he’s side won’t let up in Ashes rivalry with England. Photograph: Anthony Devlin/PA

Australia have dismissed any possibility of changing the in-your-face approach that underpinned their demolition of England in Brisbane as a result of(...)

The Conservatives hold the majority of seats along the southern end of the proposed HS2 high-speed train route, seats that will be crucial if the party is to have any chance of single-party rule after the next British general election. Photograph: Rui Vieira/PA

In times past, British monarchs had to keep a close eye on the barons in the shires, fearful that any change in loyalty threatened disaster to their h(...)

Astley Castle, which has been given new life by Stirling Prize winners Witherford Watson Mann

A holiday home inserted into the crumbling walls of Astley Castle in Warwickshire, by Witherford Watson Mann Architects, has won this year’s RIBA Stir(...)