The number of Dáil seats has been cut from 166 to 158 and the number of constituencies from 43 to 40. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Big changes in the shape and size of many Dáil constituencies have changed the electoral map of Ireland since the last general election. T(...)

Sir, – Has our Government gone mad? Is it really true that thousands of pounds are to be spent in the cities and towns of our scheduled areas upon (...)

Waterford football manager Tom McGlinchey: “It’s still not an excuse that it was all crammed into the last few weeks.” Photo: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Waterford football manager Tom McGlinchey is frustrated at the unwillingness of the GAA to address its most pressing issues. It’s hardly a unique stat(...)

The driver of a bus which left the road in Co Waterford has died and a motorcyclist has been seriously injured in Dublin in a separate collision. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

One man is dead and another seriously injured after two separate collisions involving busses in Co Waterford and Dublin. In the first incident, the d(...)

The garage band – it’s a phrase that captures the intense, home-grown yearning of young aspiring musicians who want to be recognised by the 1980s musi(...)

 Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin : He said the budget was “the last throw of the dice by a deeply unpopular Government desperate to be re-elected”. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

As the end of the Dáil term approaches, the electorate will have to decide between stability and chaos, according to Taoiseach Enda Kenny. He said, “(...)

Tipperary  defence, backboned by Pádraic Maher, above, and James Barry has the collective nous and mobility to stay with Galway. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

It’s striking how established the consensus becomes in the later stages of the All-Ireland championship even in relation to more nuanced verdicts than(...)

Tipperary players celebrate beating Waterford to win the 2015 Munster Senior Hurling Championship final at Semple Stadium, Thurles. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho.

After Tipperary’s thumping win over Munster champions Cork on this weekend last year a friend texted that the outcome was “yet further proof of the ir(...)

Maurice Shanahan has been key for Waterford, holding up possession superbly as the lone attacker. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

You look at Kilkenny and realise that they’ve lost about one-third of the panel that won the All-Ireland last year and it has left them vulnerable. Ev(...)

Willie O’Connor of Kilkenny holds possession ahead of Waterford’s Anthony Kirwan during the All-Ireland SHC semi-final of 1998 at Croke Park. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho.

When it all ended Kilkenny’s Charlie Carter recalled, in his biography, “I’ve rarely been as happy to hear a final whistle.” Next weekend will be 17 y(...)