Ireland’s Kieran Behan on his way to finishing fourth at the European Games. Photograph: Francois Nel/Getty Images for BEGOC

If each new day brings fresh evidence of where they’ve poured the estimated €9 billion into the staging of these first European Games – a brand new fl(...)

The scoreboard in Tullamore shows Galway leading Dublin 3-9 to 0-1 in the first half. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

Galway 5-19 Dublin 1-18 A Saturday night plucked from the bad old days for Dublin. Blowtorched from the start by Galway, charred and scarred before (...)

Joseph Cooney  fires home Galway’s goal  despite the efforts of Dublin’s Peter Kelly during the Leinster SHC quarter-final  at Croke Park. Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

It might have been just the last weekend in May but there was a palpable anxiety in the display of both teams in this GAA Leinster hurling quarter-fi(...)

Dublin’s Shane Durkin challenges with Joe Cooney during his side’s win over Galway. Photograph: Inpho.

Dublin 0-26 Galway 2-14 The last time Dublin spent a spring in the top division and didn’t end it in a relegation play-off, they won the league. And t(...)

 Clare manager Davy Fitzgerald during the game. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Clare 2-22 Dublin 2-20 Wow, did Clare hurling need this. Not just to breathe some life into their dangerously flat-lined Allianz League campaig(...)

Dublin’s Liam Rushe, Chris Chrummy and Colm Cronin battle for possession against Matthew Ruth and Brian Kennedy of Kilkenny. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

DUBLIN 0-25 KILKENNY 3-11 What might be described as a lively afternoon at Nowlan Park ended with Dublin, who had led at one stage by 14 points, hangi(...)

Dublin’s Conal Keaney and Kilkenny’s Matthew Ruth in action during the Allianz Hurling League Division 1A match at Nowlan Park. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Dublin 0-25 Kilkenny 3-11What might be described as a lively afternoon at Nowlan Park ended with Dublin, who had led at one stage by 14 points, hangin(...)

New car sales increased by almost 30 per cent year on year in 2014, the Society of the Irish Motor Industry (Simi) has said. Photograph: Reuters.

New car sales increased by almost 30 per cent year on year in 2014, the Society of the Irish Motor Industry (Simi) has said. The organisation, which l(...)

Stephen Hiney: won a National League medal in 2011 and a Leinster title (2013) during his long career with Dublin. Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Dublin hurler Ryan O’Dwyer has paid tribute to former captain Stephen Hiney, who has become the latest high-profile player to announce his retirement (...)

Despite the new number plate system it would seem that the same 55 per cent of new car sales are taking place in the first three months of the year. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

While there was much ridiculous ballyhoo to the effect that the change to a twice-yearly registration plate change last year was to avoid having an “u(...)