Clontarf’s Dermot O’Meara tries to slip the attempted tackle of Galwegians’  Barry Lee during the Ulster Bank League Division 1A match against Galwegians at Castle Avenue. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Ulster Bank League round-up: Clontarf maintained their presence at the top of Division 1A, holding off a strong second-half challenge from Galwegians (...)

Philip Astley was awarded the second Dublin theatre patent in 1788. His circus extravaganza, left, as aficionados may be aware, comes in for attention in Jane Austen’s Emma and Charles Dickens’ The Old Curiosity Shop

Stage censorship and rioting in the auditorium – topics well covered in the existing literature – by no means exhaust the subject matter of law in reg(...)

Clontarf vs Terenure College - Tempers flare off the ball. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

With four rounds to go in Ulster Bank League Division 1A, leaders Lansdowne remain in pole position for a home semi-final despite losing a cracking ga(...)

The remains of Niall Donoghue are carried by friends and team mates through Kilbeacanty today. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy/The Irish Times

Moving tributes were paid to Galway hurler Niall Donohue by family, friends and leading GAA figures at his funeral in south Galway earlier today.Over (...)

UCD players celebrate their promotion to Division 1A of the Ulster Bank League. Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

It was a stunning triumph in the terms of the context of the occasion, the nature of the victory and manner in which it adhered to the e(...)