A National Lottery spokeswoman confirmed that a number of terminals across the network experienced technical issues for a period of about 40 minutes on Monday. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

National Lottery ticket terminals crashed this afternoon for the third time since the beginning of February. A spokeswoman for the National Lottery c(...)

In recent months, centenarians interviewed by this newspaper have variously attributed their longevity to “hard work, staying positive and the pint of(...)

Tyrone’s Seán Cavanagh: suffered a heavy blow to the head when playing against Monaghan at Healy Park. Photo: Inpho/Presseye

The opening weekend of the Division One season threw up two concussion-related incidents. Ironically the one which was actually diagnosed saw Mayo’s E(...)

Kerry’s Pa Kilkenny and Adam Gallagher of Mayo hit the ground in their Allianz Football League Division 1 tussle in Fitzgerald Stadium, Killarney. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Opening matches in the league rarely become reference points later in the year. It was of historical interest that Kerry have lost all of their openi(...)

Tommy Walsh finds his way blocked by Mayo’s Donal Vaughan as the All-Ireland champions lost to Mayo in Killarney. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Kerry 0-10 Mayo 2-11 The sunsine bounced off the frozen Reeks, as Fitzgerald Stadium hosted opening day in this year’s Allianz Football League.(...)

St Vincent’s Diarmuid Connolly scores a goal against Castlebar Mitchels in the All-Ireland club football final in March 2014, having won the Leinster club title in the previous calendar year. Photograph: Cathal Noonan

There are a few things in the GAA of which it could be said: if you were starting out, you’d never come up with that way of doing it. One example is (...)

Irish Roots

Those tea-towel maps that show the locations of Irish surnames have always seemed more than a bit absurd. Imagine giving directions based on them: “Ta(...)

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At about 4.40am on New Year’s Day, two men died in a collision on a high-quality stretch of the N26, near Ballina, Co Mayo. They were the first fat(...)

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At about 4.40am on New Year’s Day, two men died in a collision on a high-quality stretch of the N26, near Ballina, Co Mayo. They were the first fat(...)

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At 4.40am on January 1st two men died in the first fatal road crash of 2014, near Ballina, Co Mayo. This series of articles - now published in full(...)