Theresa Villiers: plans to apply to have a closed material procedure form part of her case against a challenge to her refusal to hold a public inquiry into bombings. Photograph: Kelvin Boyes/Press Eye

ALAN ERWIN The British government is to seek to have some intelligence gathered on the Omagh bombing assessed in private, the Belfast High Court has (...)

Mickey Harte: has said Tyrone need to be in Division One of the league. Photograph: Andrew Paton/Presseye/Inpho

Arguably the contemporary focus on the league began with Tyrone. In Mickey Harte’s first year, 2003, he set out an uncomplicated agenda to try to win (...)

Kery welcome Colm Cooper back this weekend. Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Kerry manager Éamonn Fitzmaurice has announced the long-awaited return from injury of Colm Cooper and Paul Galvin’s first involvement in more than a y(...)

All Star Peter Crowley comes into the Kerry half-back line for the visit of Donegal. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Division One leaders Mayo take on Dublin tomorrow evening in Castlebar in their first home match under lights this season. The team management shuf(...)

‘This is the first time trades unions have opposed a Stormont deal. On every previous occasion, the ICTU and individual unions have hailed the outcome as a welcome contribution to the consolidation of peace’. Photograph: Getty Images

One of the factors behind Sinn Féin’s decision on Monday to pull out of the Stormont House Agreement was a series of trade union demonstrations tomorr(...)

Ralph Haslam on Mossfield Farm, his organic dairy farm just outside Birr, Co Offaly

Ralph Haslam makes the universal sign for crazy by tapping the side of his head with his finger when asked what his neighbours make of his farming (...)

Tyrone’s Seán Cavannagh and Dublin’s Eoghan O’Gara will again do battle at Croke Park in their Division One encounter. Photograph: Inpho

Today Matches at 7.0 unless stated Division One Dublin v Tyrone, Croke Park – Mickey Harte’s more defensive alignment has raised eyebrows and th(...)

The Birmingham Six with MP Chris Mullin (centre) outside the Old Bailey in London following their release: (from left) Mr John Walker, Mr Paddy Hill, Mr Hugh Callaghan, Mr Richard McIIkenny, Mr Gerry Hunter and Mr William Power. Photograph: Joe St Leger

The British Attorney General has been requested by the families of the 21 people killed in the IRA’s 1974 Birmingham pub bombings to reopen the inques(...)

Omagh finished with 14 men after Eoghain Murray was dismissed late on in the MacRory Cup semi-final. Photograph: Inpho

St Patrick’s, Cavan 1-12 Omagh CBS 2-4 St Patrick’s, Cavan are through to their first MacRory Cup final in 40 years after overcoming a fancie(...)

Former DUP minister for social development Nelson McCausland has described a decision by Newry, Mourne and Down district council to put Irish first on its logo and literature as an exercise in “cultural sectarianism”. File photograph: Paul Faith/PA Wire

Former DUP minister Nelson McCausland has described a decision by one of the North’s new super councils to put Irish first on its logo as an exercise (...)