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(...)

Colin Dunford stays one step ahead of James Woodlock during  Waterford’s league semi-final win over Tipperary at Nowland Park. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Waterford have been in many ways the team of the year so far and I was mightily impressed by them in the semi-final when they should have beaten Co(...)

Séamus Harnedy: the return of their primary ball-winner will be a significant boost to Jimmy McCarthy’s Cork side. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

This is the qualifier that appears to hold out the best chance of an upset. That perception rests on Cork’s tailspin in recent times and the – at t(...)

Some 60 people have been arrested in a Garda operation into the sale and supply of heroin, cocaine and other drugs in Dublin, Cork, Wexford. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

Some 60 people have been arrested in Dublin, Cork and Wexford as part of a Garda operation into the sale and supply of heroin, cocaine and other cont(...)

Data flow: High-speed broadband is the new necessity for modern living and working. It lets people live where they choose, work from home, run web businesses or use apps to farm more efficiently

Rural Ireland was last in the queue to get electricity in the 20th century. The government’s Rural Electrification Scheme started after the second Wor(...)

Waiting to start the Women’s Mini Marathon in Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The rain teemed down in Dublin and the city centre streets were also awash with the multitudes trooping towards Merrion Square for the start of the a(...)

“Among lonely hills stands a modern visitor centre, with a bright cafe and art gallery and views over the mountains to the sea.”

The Irish Times is searching for the country’s most impressive visitor attractions, and we want our readers to help, by recommending great ways to (...)

File photograph of a ward at Temple Street Children’s Hospital in Dublin. A two-year-old child remains in  intensive care at the hospital after falling from the first floor of a building in Wexford. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

A two-year-old child who suffered severe head injuries after falling from the first floor of a building remains in a serious but stable condition.The (...)

 Roi Du Mee found nothing between him and the winner’s enclosure at Down Royal. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/INPHO

Roi Du Mee produced a typically admirable front-running performance to land the spoils in the Daily Mirror Chase at Down Royal yesterday.Gordon Elliot(...)