This year will be the third Christmas Day in a row for which gardaí will seek  a ban on the granting of alcohol licences for many parts of Donegal. Photograph: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

Gardaí in Co Donegal have said they will be objecting to drinks licences for pubs and clubs which plan to open on Christmas Day.Traditionally clubs ha(...)

Robbie Brady putting kids through their paces at an FAI Summer Soccer Schools Golden Camp in Gannon Park, Malahide, yesterday. Photograph: Sportsfile

There’s David Kelly’s hat-trick against Israel in 1987, but not too many players can claim to have topped Robbie Brady’s senior debut, where a goal an(...)

Paddy Andrews and Bernard Brogan following Dublin’s victory over Monaghan in the quarter-final at Croke Park. “There are so many guys there to take your place. . . I’d say it’s a very good thing because it makes the team perform better.” Photograph: Tommy Grealy/Inpho

Some things are constant, some things aren’t. We don’t know what the lifespan of this Dublin team will be and yet most of the country can reel off a h(...)

HML services almost 60 per cent of the residential mortgage market in the UK and Ireland.

Specialist mortgage servicing group HML has introduced an asset-trading service for investors and banks seeking to acquire, manage or sell mortgage po(...)

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(...)