Do you know what idealism is worth? According to the people of Dublin Bay South, it’s worth exactly 127 votes.

The old man goes, “This is not the end of New Republic!” except he says it without any real conviction, like one of those boy bands who’ve just been v(...)

Pang goes, “Okay, what’s this?” We’re about to leave the gaff to drop her back to the school. She’s going back home to China today and Honor is comin(...)

Then the two fighters are, I don’t know, summoned to the centre of the ring. The bell goes and we’re off.

‘You’re woodying about nuttin,” Ronan goes. I’m there, “I’d hordly call it nothing. I’m worrying about you – about, like, your safety.” “In(...)

You’re becoming hysterical, Sorcha – unnecessarily so, because it’s all in hand. As my chief whip, as well as long-suffering golf partner, I’ve told Hennessy to address the gender quota issue

The old man is sitting in his usual spot in Shanahan’s, wrapping his face around a rib eye that’s so rare I wouldn’t say the cow has even noticed y(...)

“I hope he sends you back to Blanchardstown in an ambulance.” Then he fires a plastic cup full of beer through the air and it explodes off the wire cage. “Calm down, Father!” Gorda O’Floinn goes. “It’s only a game!”

So I’m making my way to my seat in the cor pork of the Broken Orms pub when I spot a familiar face in the crowd – it’s, like, Gorda O’Floinn, as in(...)

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Britain’s prime minister David Cameron and his wife Samantha return to 10 Downing Street after Britain’s general election, in London. Photograph: Stefan Wermuth/Reuters

World bond and stock markets rose on Friday after a bruising week and sterling surged to a two-month high after the business-friendly Conservative par(...)

Set among the students of a school for the deaf, ‘The Tribe’ is lucid, gripping and bleakly powerful

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Giant’s Causeway, Co Antrim. Alan Clarke said knowledge of destinations such as Dublin, Cork and Kerry was well developed in Britain, while the NI brand needed a bit more promotion. Photograph: John Lawrence/Getty

Steps taken to boost tourism in Northern Ireland will be undermined if the sector is hit hard by Stormont funding cuts, the retiring head of its touri(...)

Cavan’s Killian Brady puts  Paul Sharry of Westmeath under pressure during Saturday’s All-Ireland senior championship qualifier at Kingspan Breffni Park, Cavan. Photograph: Inpho

Cavan 1-15 Westmeath 1-14 Westmeath turned over a new leaf but still couldn’t prevent Cavan from booking their place in the next round of the All-Ire(...)