Poet Seamus Heaney:  is buried in a corner of St Mary’s churchyard, under ash and sycamore trees. The Scullions lie between him, his baby brother Christopher, his mother, his father, his two aunts and his sister Anne

O death where is thy sting? Last August I was in Ballaghy, Co Derry, for an event marking the first anniversary of poet Seamus Heaney’s death. Havi(...)

Lezan Kimutai and Freddy Kernon lead the field past  Barringtons Hospital, Limerick. Photograph: Sean Curtin Fusionshooters

Not even the weather could dampen the determination of more than 13,000 people who took part in this year’s Great Limerick Run.The annual May bank ho(...)

The Irish Times five-a-side team during 2014: back row: Greg Christodoulu, Carl O’Malley, Damian Cullen, Brian Blake, Martin Doyle, Tony Owens, Dave McKechnie, Brian Morrissey, Neil Reid and Damien Bates. Front: Shay Kenny, Fran Walsh, Emmet Malone, Laurence Mackin and Malachy Clerkin.

I once kicked a former professional football player so hard he threatened to throw up on me. It’s not a praiseworthy claim to fame, but it’s the be(...)

KPMG head of actuarial services Brian Morrissey: “Telematics, using both claims and more relevant driver data, can change the pricing of insurance from homogeneous customer groups to individualisation with scope for better and fairer pricing.”

Careful drivers could be in for some welcome news thanks to new technologies which will make it easier for insurance companies to reward them for thei(...)