Galway manager Kevin Walsh: will be hoping to build upon the county’s recent All-Ireland successes at U-21 level. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho
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Saturday Waterford Crystal Cup (Munster SH) semi-finals Cork v Clare, Mallow, 1.0 – Cork make the customary raft of changes, resting Pau(...)

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar: ‘It is regrettable that to date the company has not been able to provide this drug at a more sustainable price to the HSE to reflect the clinical evidence.’ Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

The HSE is considering the outcome of talks with a company on the purchase of a drug to treat paroxysmal nocturnal haemoglobinuria (PHN), Minister fo(...)

Dublin’s Emmett Ó Conghaile: has impressed manager Jim Gavin during the O’Byrne Cup. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho
GAA Previews

All throw-ins 2.0 unless stated Football O’BYRNE CUP SEMI-FINALS Kildare v DIT, St Conleth’s Park Apart from the frictio(...)

Kildare’s Eoghan O’Flatherty lifts the O’Byrne Cup last year after his county beat Meath in the final. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho.

By the end of this month the O’Byrne Cup will have celebrated its 70th anniversary as Leinster’s secondary football competition. Founded in 1954 and f(...)

Emer Doyle and her children, from left, Ellie (13), Sean (16), Peter (8) and Mia (9), at their home in Kilcavan, Co Offaly. Photograph: James Flynn/APX

‘It was completely life-changing. I went from being a traumatic single mother with five kids to a positive mother with happy kids.”It’s a powerful tes(...)

Roscommon footballer Cathal Cregg  is strength and conditioning officer with Connacht GAA. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The call by Roscommon footballer and Connacht GAA strength and conditioning officer Cathal Cregg for intercounty players to be deemed ineligible for(...)

Christy Sheppard with his son Michael, who now heads the business

Christopher “Christy” Sheppard, the founder of Sheppard’s Irish Auction House – one of Ireland’s best known auctioneers of fine art and antiques – die(...)

 Meath’s Seán Tobin scores a goal past Longford goalkeeper Paddy Collum at Pairc Táilteann. Photograph: Morgan Treacy / Inpho

Meath 1-17 Longford 1-9Last year’s beaten finalists Meath are on the cusp of a semi-final spot in the O’Byrne after seeing off the feeble challenge of(...)

Jumping from the Samuel Beckett Bridge in Dublin’s Docklands during warm weather in June 2014.Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times 2:10

Ireland had one of its warmest years in history last year with average temperatures just 0.2 degrees below the record set in 2007. An average temperat(...)

Offaly 2-12 Laois 0-9 A very solid performance saw Offaly win a battle of two experimental teams as they easily got the better of Laois in O’Co(...)