Messages of support are continuing to pour in for Derry footballer Aaron Devlin who faces a “crucial 48 hours” as he battles an aggressive strain of meningitis. Photograph: Inpho

Messages of support are continuing to pour in for Derry footballer Aaron Devlin who faces a “crucial 48 hours” as he battles an aggressive strain of m(...)

Simon Coveney watches as Taoiseach Enda Kenny pins a ‘Yes’ badge onto Health Minister, Leo Varadkar. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins.

Arguments put forward by the No side in the same-sex marriage referendum have been described as “bogus” by Fine Gael’s director of elections Simon Cov(...)

Louis Zamperini ran in the 1936 Berlin Olympics and was later and tortured by the Japanese during the second World War. Photograph: Paul Drinkwater/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images

Most New Year resolutions are broken after 24 hours. The first of mine was broken on the day itself. Because with cosmic irony the film Unbroken makes(...)

The National Children’s Choir, which will sing at Féilte 2014

The life of a teacher: short working days and long holidays interrupted only to complain about Junior Cert reform. That’s the popular narrative abo(...)

 Cork’s Patrick Horgan: has been the standout player for Jimmy Barry-Murphy’s side and if he is curtailed or has an off day, they will struggle. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/ Inpho

Points , whistleblowers, fallouts and consequences have dominated the news this week . As soon as whistleblower Brian Gavin signalled the end t(...)

International rugby referee Nigel Owens disappointed with  comments from former rugby player Neil Francis’s gay remarks. Photograph: Siphiwe Sibeko/Reuters

Prominent sport figures have strongly criticised former rugby player Neil Francis’s claims gay people are “not interested in sports”. Int(...)

(left to right) Brent Pope, GAA star Conor Cusack and Bressie at the inaugural Student Leaders Congress to promote positive mental health and encourage help-seeking behaviour at The RDS, Dublin.  Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

More than 4,000 students showed up to talk mental health awareness with some of Ireland’s best known sport stars and personalities in the RDS today.Si(...)

Níall McDonagh, cousin of the late hurler Niall Donohue . Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy.

Two weeks ago, Níall McDonagh stayed up for most of the night to write about his cousin. He had much to draw from, for several thousand words had by t(...)

Offaly footballer Niall McNamee: has spoken about his gambling. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The number of senior inter-county GAA players accessing a confidential counselling service has tripled this year, a conference will hear today. The Ga(...)

RTÉ Radio 1 Radio presenter John Murray pictured this morning when he returned to present The John Murray Show after a six-month absence. Photograph: Brian McEvoy

Mental health organisations have praised RTÉ radio presenter John Murray who yesterday spoke of of dealing with depression as he returned to the airwa(...)