Lee Cole of Monkstown and Stuart Smyth of Cookstown tussle during their Men’s Irish Hockey League game at Carryduff, Co Down. Photograph: Presseye/ Inpho

Barring some final round goal frenzies, the final four for the Irish Hockey League looks to be set in place following the weekend’s action. (...)

PROPERTY views from Samuel Beckett Bridge Wednesday 17 February 2010 Detail of Samuel Beckett Bridge and views from Samuel Beckett Bridge of apartment blocks, to the south (both towards the city and towards the mouth of Dublin port)Photograph: Bryan O'Brien

Ratepayers in third-generation Dublin office blocks built in or after the 1980s face a huge rise in rates next year, with those for “big glass boxe(...)