Dundalk’s Ronan Finn celebrates scoring from the penalty spot in the Airtricity League game against   Sligo Rovers at Oriel park. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Dundalk 1 Sligo Rovers 0 Dundalk moved three points clear at the top of the SSE Airtricity League table thanks to Ronan Finn’s 44th-minute penalty (...)

Rory Patterson scored Derry City’s winner with the last kick of the Airtricity League game against Wexford Youths at Ferrycarrig Park. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Wexford Youths 1 Derry City 2 A Rory Patterson goal with literally the last touch of the match gave Derry City a fourth consecutive victory as they r(...)

 Dane Massey of Dundalk reacts to missing a chance at Ferrycarrig Park. Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Wexford Youths 1 Dundalk 2 Ciaran Kilduff deprived Wexford Youths of a first Premier Division point with a late winner at Ferrycarrig Park to keep th(...)

Derry City players pay tribute to former striker Mark Farren before the game. Photo: Lorcan Doherty/Inpho

Derry City 1 Cork City 0 Derry City celebrated the retirement of Mark Farren’s No 18 jersey with an impressive win over Cork City at the Brandywell. (...)

Cork City striker Seán Maguire celebrates scoring his second goal in the   SSE Airtricity League Premier Division game against Bohemians at  Turner’s Cross. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Cork City 2 Bohemians 0 A second-half brace from new striker Seán Maguire got the runners-up of the last two seasons, Cork City, off to a winning sta(...)

Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Paschal Donohoe: “My department has a critical role to play in supporting economic recovery and enhancing our future economic and social development.” Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

A new Secretary General of the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport has been appointed by the Government. Minister for Transport Paschal Donoho(...)

Wexford Youths lost their opening game of the current Airtricity First Division season to Cabinteely at Stradbrook in March. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho.

Wexford Youths will only, if all goes well, secure promotion to the top flight this evening but already there has been criticism from old League of Ir(...)

More than 40 per cent of successful applicants for student grants in Dublin last year came from just three postal districts, new figures from Susi show. File photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

More than 40 per cent of successful applicants for student grants in Dublin last year came from just three postal districts, new figures from Studen(...)

There is research showing that PAYE workers have more difficulty in obtaining student grants for their children compared with farmers and the self-employed. File photograph: Getty Images

College applicants from Dublin are much less likely to get a student grant for higher education than their counterparts in rural Ireland, latest fi(...)

Susi (Student Universal Support Ireland) has received 85,000 grant applications and is expecting to receive 110,000 before the deadline on Saturday.

Almost two-thirds of all third level students are expected to apply for a student grant this year, figures indicate with the August 1st deadline for a(...)