Ipswich’s Stephen Hunt in action against   Charlton Athletic: his understandable comments sparked a firestorm of abuse.  Photo: Tom Dulat/Getty Images

It didn’t take the firestorm of abuse that erupted in response to Stephen Hunt’s perfectly unexceptional original column to demonstrate yet again that(...)

Diana Sandes, who has died aged 92, witnessed as the child of a distinguished British military family the high noon of the British empire, spending pa(...)

 Met Éireann has issued a status orange rainfall warning for Dublin, Louth, Wexford, Wicklow, Meath and Monaghan.   Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Met Éireann has issued a status orange rainfall warning, its second most serious category, for Dublin, Louth, Wexford, Wicklow, Meath and Monaghan. Fl(...)

The Waterford IT Sports Campus, which hosted the Fitzgibbon Cup Final in 2011. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

The GAA has said that it’s National Hurling Development Plan hasn’t been adversely affected by the difficulties being encountered at Waterford IT’s pr(...)

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(...)

Wexford’s Conor McDonald: was nominated for Young Player of the Year following an impressive summer campaign at both senior and U-21 level. Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

A most encouraging year for Wexford hurling continues on Sunday with the county final between Shelmaliers and St Anne’s. But it’s a bittersweet occas(...)

Seán Collins with his brother Podge will be aiming to defeat Crusheen to  win the Clare hurling title. Photograph: Inpho

Sunday Down SFC final Burren v Kilcoo, Páirc Esler, 4.0 – A repeat of last year’s final sees new Down manager Jim McCorry in charge as Kilcoo attempt (...)

 Kilkenny manager Brian Cody issues instructions to his players during the drawn All-Ireland final against Tipperary  at Croke Park. Photograph: Inpho

Kilkenny walk a well-trodden path at Croke Park on Saturday. No county has been involved in as many drawn hurling finals and this weekend will be the (...)

Kilkenny’s Jackie Tyrell and Tipp’s Patrick Maher struggle for possession with Paul Murphy in close attendance. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Sport is a soft touch for mythologising, Gaelic games among the softest and within GAA hurling to a greater degree than football. It’s a frequently he(...)

West Pharmaceutical Services is a $3 billion New York Stock Exchange-listed pharmaceutical firm

West Pharmaceutical Services, a $3 billion New York Stock Exchange-listed pharmaceutical firm, is in talks with the IDA about making an investment (...)