Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin at the party’s 75th Ard Fheis in Killarney earlier this year: the party is  now effectively on election footing. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The two largest Opposition parties expect a general election to take place much earlier than the Government’s declared date of Easter 2016.Senior fi(...)

Former Asada head Richard Ings questions validity of series  for The Cormac McAnallen Cup (above). Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho
The Morning Sports Briefing
  • Sport
  • November 21, 2014, 08:30

Ahead of the International Rules test tomorrow morning between Ireland and Australia, and the validity of the hybrid game has been called into ques(...)

Mist and fog are expected to give way to a brighter day, according to Met Éireann. Photograph: Damian Cullen/The Irish Times

Counties Tipperary, Laois and Kilkenny are experiencing dense fog and motorists should be cautious as conditions clear. In some areas visibilit(...)

A motorist trapped in flood waters on Enniskerry Road, Sandyford, Dublin early this morning. Photograph: Harry McGovern 2:34

A weather warning advising of heavy rain over the next 12 hours has been issued for the east coast of the country. The Met Éireann yellow warning, whi(...)

The then president Mrs McAleese, accompanied by her husband Dr Martin McAleese greeting members of the All Ireland choir after the official dedication of the Island of Ireland Peace Park in Belgium in 1998. Photograph: FRANK MILLER

At 11 o’clock today, weather permitting, the sun will illuminate the interior of the Peace Tower in the Island of Ireland Peace Park at Messines in Be(...)

Rathdowney Errill’s Joe Fitzpatrick prepares to clear as  Jude Sweeney of Kilmacud Crokes closes in at Parnell Park. Photo: Photo: Tommy Grealy/Inpho

Kilmacud Crokes 0-23 Rathdowney-Errill 0-22 For the second match running, Kilmacud made it through a very tricky contest after extra time. Unlike in (...)

Teams who were knocked out of the championship in June are allowed to return to collective training on November 15th. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho.

Ah Jim Gavin, can’t beat him (unless you are Donegal) so you might as well join him. The line Gavin delivered, seemingly devoid of humour, moments a(...)

Lucinda Creighton said Andrew Sheehy made a donation to her campaign but she “didn’t really know him”. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The brother of a Fine Gael donor recorded as giving €1,000 to Lucinda Creighton when she was contesting a Dáil seat for the party was appointed to the(...)

Waterford hurling manager Derek McGrath is in the process of rebuilding his panel. Photograph: James Crosbie/Inpho.

The logic of the situation inherited by Derek McGrath when he took over as manager of Waterford last year has been playing out in the past week or so(...)

Tipperary wing back Kieran Bergin in action during the drawn All-Ireland hurling final against Kilkenny. Photograph: Inpho

Tipperary’s Kieran Bergin is of the view the free awarded at the end of last month’s drawn All-Ireland final wasn’t a foul. The controversial decisio(...)