Dublin’s Danny Sutcliffe: “They beat us in the final but I honestly hope they go on and go all the way. It would be great for Dublin hurling.” Photograph: INPHO/Cathal Noonan

Dublin hurler Danny Sutcliffe has been busy even if the inter-county championship season has been over for him since last July. The 2013 All-(...)

Derek Byrne, survivor, Anthony and Pat Phelan who lost their sister Marie in the Talbot street explosion, and Margaret Urwin of Justice for the Forgotten, with families and survivors of the Dublin and Monaghan bombings, arriving for the U2  show  at the 3 Arena, Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Men and women who were injured in the Dublin and Monaghan bombings in 1974 – as well as the families of those who lost their lives in the tragedy – h(...)

Road temperatures are reported to be below zero on the N2 Dublin Rd in Monaghan and the N3 Dublin/ Cavan Rd at Kells.  Photograph: Getty Images

Motorists are being advised to use caution this morning as low overnight temperatures led to ice and frost in some areas. AA Roadwatch has adivsed dri(...)

Joe Kernan: “They blew us out of the water last year, they will be wanting to do the same here again, and that’s what we have to be ready for.” Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

The difficulties for this evening’s one-off EirGrid International Rules Test could be seen and heard at Friday’s media conference when all the poin(...)

Despite civil marriages carried out in the south only being recognised as civil partnerships in the North, gay and lesbian couples are choosing to tie the knot over the Border anyway. Photograph: Getty Images

The North is now the only region in the UK and Ireland not to extend civil marriage rights to same sex couples so many are now choosing to cross the B(...)

Brendan McKearney says growing up in a farming community prepared him for the Japanese mentality.

Having spent three decades in Germany working for other people, Brendan McKearney recently established his own consultancy service to advise Irish com(...)

Peter Robinson being led into Ballybay court in 1986, where he was remanded on bail. Photograph: Peter Thursfield

For the residents of the normally quiet village of Clontibret, it was a startling sight as the darkened main street was taken over by a mob, some wear(...)

 Peter Robinson, with his wife Iris, after  winning back his East Belfast seat in 1987. Photograph: Pacemaker

“I’m demob happy,” says Peter Robinson, as he ushers me into his office in Stormont Castle. Three of his Civil Service staff are bantering in his oute(...)

 U2 on stage at the SSE Arena in Belfast. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

You expect a lot of pomp and bombast from the word go at U2 concerts. It’s just how they tend to (rock and) roll. Sure enough, Bono’s entrance - a st(...)

Killarney Legion’s James O’Donoghue celebrates James O’Sullivan’s equalising point against South Kerry in last week’s drawn Kerry SFC final. Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Matches Sunday at 2.0 unless stated Munster club SFC semi-finals Clonmel Commercials (Tipperary) v Miltown Malbay (Clare), Clonmel Sportsfield (...)