Children scavenge in rubble during the 1916 Rising. More than half of casualties were civilian. Photograph: HultonGetty

It has taken almost 100 years, but it appears that finally we have a figure for the number of people killed in the Easter Rising. It is 485, accordin(...)

Skipper Liam Coyne: has returned home to Dún Laoghaire after victory in the Round Britain and Ireland race with Brian Flahive.

No sooner had Dublin Bay double-handers Liam Coyne and Brian Flahive won the Royal Ocean Racing Club’s (RORC) 1,800-mile Round Britain and Ireland in(...)

 Former lifeguard and windsurferJack Kavanagh was paralysed from the chest down after a swimming accident  in 2012, and is back in Trinity College Dublin, where he is studying pharmacy. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Charity match: Leinster Jesuit Schools v Leinster Spiritans (Holy Ghost) Schools, Donnybrook, March 20th, 6.30pm Jack Kavanagh is a 21-year-ol(...)

Jack Kavanagh in Trinity College Dublin where he is studying pharmacy. Photographs: Dara Mac Dónaill

My name is Jack Kavanagh. I’m 21, a pharmacy student, a windsurfing fanatic, a fluent Irish speaker, and a bit of a talker. Having spent the summer of(...)

Ciarán McKeever: will be marshalling Cullyhanna’s defence tomorrow

SUNDAYKerry SFC final – Dr Crokes v Austin Stacks, Fitzgerald Stadium Killarney, 3.0: County showdowns don’t come much bigger than this. Why, exactly?(...)

This was a real dogfight as Wexford had to dig deep before eventually edging to a two-point victory over a luckless Carlow at Wexford Park on Saturday(...)