All Star defender Paul Murphy is being deployed at centre forward by Kerry for their league final against Dublin at Croke Park. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Sunday’s AFL Division One final couldn’t be a better game at this stage of the year, according to former Kerry manager Pat O’Shea. “They’re the two b(...)

Acting Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Tánaiste Joan Burton at Herb Street Cafe, Grand Canal, Dublin, ahead of the election. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Sinn Féin TD David Cullinane said the possibility of the Labour party considering re-entering coalition was a “nightmare” government scenario that “wi(...)

Acting Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Tánaiste Joan Burton at Herb Street Cafe, Grand Canal, Dublin, ahead of the election. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Labour Ministers and TDs will speak to their constituency members this weekend about a possible return to government with Fine Gael. Following inten(...)

Former Kerry player Eoin Brosnan is adamant that it’s still better to be involved at the end of the season. Photo: Inpho

Kerry return to the league play-offs for the first time in four years this weekend after an impressive run of form since losing their first two match(...)

Bill Roche: ‘For several decades industrial conflict in Ireland has been migrating from the private to the public sectors – a trend also evident in many other developed countries.’ Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

At issue in the Luas dispute and the recent row between Kieran Mulvey and Jack O’Connor is the continuing disruption of a vital public service in the (...)

Tommy Carr: “They have already played the top teams and haven’t looked inadequate at all.” Photograph: Patrick Bolger/Inpho

Missed opportunities cost Roscommon the last time they played Kerry at Croke Park but if Tommy Carr, the Roscommon manager at the time, is entirely h(...)

Cork’s Stephen Cronin tackles  Kerry’s Barry John Keane in last year’s Munster football final. He subsequently broke his leg while playing for his club Nemo Rangers. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Nothing about the Cork-Kerry football rivalry grows stale and there’s something extra fresh at under-21 level right now. For Cork captain Stephen Cro(...)

Workplace Relations Commission chair Kieran Mulvey.  File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The row between the chief executive of the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) and Siptu president Jack O’Connor is a “sideshow” to the Luas dispute,(...)

 Siptu will later this week announce further planned Luas stoppages for May. File photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Dublin was without its Luas service again this weekend in the latest two-day stoppage in the extended row over the city’s tram service. A further two(...)

Siptu president Jack O’Connor. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Radio listeners who tuned into RTÉ’s Morning Ireland on Friday could have been forgiven for thinking otherwise, but there is no history of bad blood b(...)