Kerry’s Andrew Barry evades Derry’s Oisin Duffin and Michael McEvoy during his side’s All-Ireland minor semi-final win at Croke Park. Photograph: Inpho

Kerry 1-11 Derry 1-6 Michael Foley’s 1-3 haul proved crucial for Kerry as the All-Ireland minor football title holders eased past Derry to keep alive (...)

Eamonn Fitzmaurice has not felt beholden to the notion Kerry teams have a moral obligation to play the game in a certain way. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

At the end of November 2011, Mick O’Dwyer and his protege, the late Páidí Ó Sé, sat down together for a radio interview in the RTÉ studio with Miriam (...)

Alex White said he did not underestimate the challenge of winning back support. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Minister for Communications Alex White has said the eighth constitutional amendment on abortion will not be repealed unless Labour is part of the next(...)

Conor McDonald celebrates after scoring Wexford’s first goal  in the  Bord Gáis Energy Leinster  U21 Hurling Final against Kilkenny  at  Wexford Park. Photograph: Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile

Wexford 4-17 Kilkenny 1-9 Wexford hurling may have suffered over recent weeks but they bounced back with a scintillating display to claim a three-in-a(...)

Jim McGuinness’s first championship game in charge for Donegal attracted the opprobrium of the Sunday Game, something that turned  McGuinness into a cause celebre  that summer. Photograph: Russell Pritchard/Presseye/Inpho

It is one of the peculiarities of the GAA football championship that it tends to start with little fanfare. Yes, there have been a succession of launc(...)

The James Connolly monument located opposite Liberty Hall in Dublin City centre. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The works of James Connolly have been evoked by Tánaiste and Labour leader Joan Burton in calling for support for the marriage equality referendum.She(...)

Talks between the Government and unions on restoring pay levels for about 300,000 staff across the public service get under way on Tuesday. Photograph: PA

Abolishing the pension levy should be the priority in talks to restore pay and pensions of public servants, Siptu general president Jack O’Connor has (...)

Jim Gavin’s Dublin are challenging for their third league title in a row but no longer possess the aura of invincibility that developed around the side last year. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Hindsight is everything but there may have been times over the usual winter ruminations when Jim Gavin and his Dublin players must have wondered if wi(...)

Three key issues: the non-trickle-down effect, spending versus saving, and who’s first in the queue are all up for debate. Illustration: CSA/Vetta/Getty

So if someone were to take €6,500 from you and offer you, say, €1,500 back over the next few years, how would you feel? Furious because of what you(...)

 Donegal’s Hugh McFadden tries to block down Cork’s John O’Rourke. Photograph: Tommy Grealy/Inpho

Football league semi-finals: where else in the world of competitive sport is the post-semi-final reaction to a national title so insouciant?“It’s not (...)