Kilkenny’s TJ Reid scores a goal in the Leinster  Hurling Senior Championship final against Galway at Croke Park. Photograph: Tommy Grealy/INPHO

It was a disappointing Leinster final for anyone who thought Galway were really going to put it up to Kilkenny and test them to the point where they m(...)

Clare manager Davy Fitzgerald: his charges take on Offaly in the first round of the All-Ireland senior hurling qualifers. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Back to the track once more for Davy Fitz and his stable of young colts. If there’s no particular mystery in the outcome here, Clare are never less(...)

Niall McNamee has been the talisman for Offaly since the mid-2000s. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

This isn’t a bad draw for either team although both are undermined by injury concerns. The main task for Kildare is psychological in that turning a(...)

These gardens bring nothing but good to a community, enriching many lives in many different ways.

While it’s difficult to put an exact figure on how many community gardens there are in Ireland – 200? 250? – it’s fair to say the majority have bee(...)

Former taoiseach and minister for finance Brian  Cowen outside the Dáil on July 2nd, 2015. He  told the Banking Inquiry he was happy with the decisions he made as minister for finance, but, in hindsight, he would have done some things differently. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Former taoiseach Brian Cowen on Thursday insisted he was happy with the decisions he made as minister for finance, but apologised for the hardship and(...)

Ms Justice Margaret Heneghan remanded the man in continuing custody and adjourned sentencing until July 13th. Photograph: Collins Courts

A Co Laois father of seven will be sentenced later this month for the continued sexual abuse and rape of his young daughter over 30 years ago. The man(...)

Managers Jason Ryan and Jim Gavin shake hands at the end of the game. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

What does Jim Gavin take from these matches in Leinster? Kildare were dispatched yesterday by a chastening 19 points. It did drag down the average w(...)

Bergen is known as the cultural capital of Norway

I am a student travelling to Bergen, Norway in August, for three months as part of the Erasmus programme. While there, I am hoping to see as much a(...)

Each Saturday on irishtimes.com/weddings we'll report on couples’ love stories. We'll tell the tales and show the pictures of these fabul(...)

Laois’s Brendan Quigley  is tackled by Kildare’s Emmet Bolton and Eoghan O’ Flaherty. Photograph: Ken Sutton/Inpho

It’s more than safe to assume Dublin and Kildare will play out a non-contest in Croke Park on Sunday. A bookmaker’s points spread has Dublin at minu(...)