Leighton Glynn: will be crucial for Wicklow against Sligo. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Aughrim is a superb little village to visit, so long as you aren’t part of a football squad that’s already bleeding heavily. Sligo know this. I(...)

Galway’s Fiontán Ó Curraoin climbs highest to claim the ball during the Connacht SFC semi-final clash against Sligo at  Markievicz Park. Photograph:  James Crombie/Inpho

Galway 0-16 Sligo 0-11Some natural order restored at Markievicz Park as Galway booked their place in the Connacht football final for the first time in(...)

Garreth Bradshaw: His runs from wing back add urgency to Galway’s play.  Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

In the 104-year history of fixtures between these two counties, Sligo are in a veritable streak. They’ve beaten Galway the last two times they’ve met(...)

England fans riot during the Republic of Ireland versus England game at Lansdowne Road in 1995.

The FAI will hope that confirmation of England’s visit to the Aviva Stadium on Sunday, June 7th next year will help it revive the “so(...)

Kicking off last year’s Kilkenny Tradfest: Dervish, Dónal Lunny, Sharon Shannon, Phil Coulter and more are in town for this year’s festival. Photograph: Evelyn McNamara

You didn’t get a float ready in time; you’ve had your fill of vintage cars and floral tractors; green doesn’t suit you or crowds don’t agree with y(...)

Alan McGee: ‘Sony hated me because I was horrible and took the piss all the time.’ Photograph: Alan Betson

It’s 1994 and Alan McGee is in a taxi on his way to the airport for yet another London to Los Angeles flight. Thanks to Oasis, Primal Scream and My Bl(...)

The Red House, Youghal, Co Cork

“Look!” says Helen Keane as she shifts a rug on the floor at the Red House. “When we lifted the old carpets this is what we found.” She has exposed a (...)

Patrick Collison, co-founder of Stripe, at the Dublin Web Summit. Photograph: Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland

The second day of the web summit has a significantly different ambience to the first - where on Wednesday the RDS was filled with a sense of giddy ant(...)

David Kelly in his new venture, The Taphouse, in Ranelagh. photograph: dave meehan

Wanderlust runs in the family of David Kelly, a Dublin-born former Guinness marketing executive who co-owns a chain of more than 10 Irish pubs in the (...)

Milo O’Shea in 1983. The Irish actor died in New York earlier this week at the age of 86. Photograph: Peter Thursfield

Milo O’Shea, the well-known stage, film and television actor, who died on Tuesday aged 86, had a phenomenal memory. Sharing a dressing r(...)