Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The Coalition is to promise one of its most contentious and delayed pieces of legislation will be in place by Christmas, leading to renewed suggestion(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny said a strategy could be drafted by the Minister for Justice and the Garda Commissioner. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

The Taoiseach has said he hopes a plan can be drafted to deal with the criminal gangs burgling houses and attacking homeowners throughout the country.(...)

Tipperary’s Eddie Connolly and Cork’s Cian McCarthy during the Hurling League Division One clash at Páirc Uí Chaoimh in March, 2011. Photograph: Neil Danton/Inpho

The Tipperary hurler and footballer Eddie Connolly has died. He had battled brain cancer for two years. The 29-year-old Loughmore-Castleiney native to(...)

Dublin and Kerry: since 1928 Sam Maguire has gone to Kerry 30 times but to Dublin only 10 times. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The hierarchies in football and hurling differ. Throughout the history of the small ball game, Cork, Tipperary and Kilkenny have pushed ahead like (...)

A CCTV image distributed by gardaí show Ushio Azaki (61) and Eiji Takagi (63).

The search for a Japanese woman, feared drowned off the Co Clare coast, has been formally stood down, three weeks after she was reported missing with (...)

Tipperary’s leading scorer Séamus Callanan was named as the Opel GAA/GPA Hurler of the Month for August. Photograph: Seb Daly/Sportsfile

Tipperary’s leading scorer Séamus Callanan said at yesterday’s announcement that he was the Opel GAA/GPA Hurler of the Month for August that he was st(...)

Two committee members disagreed with the conclusion and argued trenchantly for a two-council solution. Photograph: Getty Images

Former minister for the environment Phil Hogan oversaw the abolition of town councils and mergers of some county councils as part of a dramatic and co(...)

 Damian Cullen: turning up an hour early for his first 5km race didn’t affect his non-existent pre-race preparations.  Photograph: Alan Betson

6.30pm: Not knowing what to expect, I arrive a full hour early for my virgin road race – a 5km event run by a small athletics club in a tiny Tipper(...)

The robbery took place at Lar Corbett’s bar @Coppingers on Parnell St, Thurles, in the early hours of Friday August 28th.

Gardaí investigating a robbery at Tipperary hurler Lar Corbett’s bar in Thurles last month have made an arrest. A 48-year-old man was arrested in Cork(...)

Noel Skehan, former Kilkenny goalkeeper, with flags in Bennettsbridge: ‘I don’t know what Kilkenny would do if we weren’t in an All-Ireland final. What would you do with the first Sunday in September?’   Photograph:  Dylan Vaughan

The black and amber bunting is out all over Kilkenny. One wonders if it has ever been taken down. Fourteen times in the past 17 years Kilkenny have be(...)