In a combination of fan appreciation and “mindful” colouring books, a giant Harry Potter illustration wall went from bare to beautiful over the course of the weekend

Recent Nielsen Book figures indicate that – in the United States, at any rate – 80 per cent of all Young Adult (YA) books are purchased by adults. (...)

Waterford’s Austin Gleeson celebrates during the  All-Ireland quarter-final against Dublin at Semple Stadium in Thurles. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Waterford 2-21 Dublin 1-19 Don’t look now. The Déise are coming with increasingly convincing arguments that this may be the group to bridge the chasm (...)

Dublin manager Ger Cunningham saw his side lose out on two scorable frees due to new advantage rule in their one-point Allianz Hurling League semi-final against Cork.  Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Dublin manager Ger Cunningham was in an awkward position. His team had sustained an agonising, one-point defeat at the end of a match they appeared t(...)

Ryan O’Dwyer of Dublin with James Ryan of Limerick. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Dublin 1-25 Limerick 0-16Mark Schutte led the line superbly again for Dublin with 1-5 as the 2011 champions secured an Allianz hurling league semi-fin(...)

Hans Zomer (above) director of Dóchas, said all charitable organisations had a duty to adhere to “the highest possible standards”.

The umbrella group for Ireland’s leading aid agencies has said it would be concerned if uncertainty caused by the resignations of three senior manage(...)

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland received  four  complaints from viewers over the broadcasting of an apology by presenter Brendan O’Connor arising out of an interview with drag queen artist Rory O’Neill, aka Panti Bliss.

The broadcasting watchdog has upheld RTÉ’s right to apologise to the Iona Institute and John Waters over an allegation of homophobia which surfaced on(...)

Tipperary’s Michael Cahill is challenged by Dublin’s  Conal Keaney during the Allianz Hurling League Division 1A game at Semple Stadium in  Thurles. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Tipperary 1-19 Dublin 0-19: Tipperary edged past Dublin in Thurles this afternoo(...)

 Ger Slattery goes over in the corner for  Munster’s final try. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho
Misfiring Munster get the job done
  • Rugby
  • February 15, 2014, 21:28

Munster 36 Zebre 8 Simon Zebo and Ger Slattery scored two tr(...)

Forward Pádraic “Podge” Collins saw his wonderful 2013 championship rewarded last night when he was named as one of the eight Clare players on this year’s All Star selection. Photograph:  Ryan Byrne/Inpho

The revolution is complete, all resistance now futile. It may not be an all-time record but Clare’s eight All Star awards equals their best ever haul,(...)

Cork’s forwards will find it hard in tomorrow’s All-Ireland senior hurling final clash against a physically powerful and in-form Dublin defence, especially a half-back line that includes the imposing   Liam Rushe. Photograph: Cathal Noona/Inpho

The most eagerly anticipated semi-finals season in years begins this weekend with probably the most inscrutable of the four matches and trailing a ble(...)