Kieran Donaghy: has strengthened Kerry’s options around centrefield during the league campaign. Photograph: Andrew Paton/Inpho

KERRY v ROSCOMMON Throw in 2.0, Live TG4 here is a danger associated with reaching the playoffs of the league. Whereas on one level it is an achie(...)

Gardaí in Monaghan have arrested a man who pretended to be a garda so he could steal an elderly man’s wallet. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Gardaí in Monaghan have arrested a man who pretended to be a garda so he could steal an elderly man’s wallet. The incident happened near Scotch Corne(...)

Cork’s Stephen Cronin tackles Kerry’s Barry John Keane during last year’s Munster senior football championship. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Cork footballers have the chance to move decisively clear of relegation at the weekend when pointless Down visit Páirc Uí Rinn but it’s been a strang(...)

Minister for Arts Heather Humphreys at the Cavan-Monaghan count centre. She was the first TD elected in the constituency. Photograph: Aine McMahon.

Fianna Fáil’s newcomer Niamh Smyth has won the fourth and final seat in the Cavan-Monaghan constituency. Ms Smyth was elected on the 10th count with(...)

Living colour: Helen Steele in her studio, a converted duck hatchery, in Emyvale, Co Monaghan. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

An artist, fashion designer and printmaker working out of a converted duck hatchery in Co Monaghan, Helen Steele is known for her exuberant and playf(...)

Church of Ireland  Archbishop of Dublin  Michael Jackson: “The geography and the tradition from which I come is one of dissent.” File photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

The following is the full text of a speech delivered by Michael Jackson, archbishop of Dublin, launching Dublin City University’s 1916 centenary progr(...)

Michael Gallagher, whose son Aiden was among 29 people killed by the Real IRA in the August 1998 bombing of Omagh, is seeking to have a decision by Northern Ireland Secretary of State Theresa Villiers judicially reviewed. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

A landmark bid for a partially secret hearing over intelligence gathered on the Omagh bombing has begun at the High Court in Belfast. Lawyers for th(...)

My offering this week comes from the epicentre of the renowned Gap of the North, or to be more precise a comfortable armchair in the lobby of the Car(...)

Casting demonstrations in the indoor pool at the Ireland Angling Show in Swords, Co Dublin

As an integral part of the National Strategy for Angling Development, Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) has launched a survey. Some of the areas to be(...)

Dublin’s Liam Rushe returns from suspension to face Galway in the NHL at Parnell Park. Photograph: Inpho

SATURDAY Sigerson Cup final UCD v DCU, Jordanstown, 2.30 DCU gathered the kudos with an impressive win against the hosts Jordanstown. Leading(...)