Tyrone manager Mickey Harte says it is not his job to entertain. Photograph: Lorcan Doherty/Presseye/Inpho

For decades the Eurovision song contest was a rarefied and mildly camp affair happily divvied up between the brandy-and-cigar members of the gentleman(...)

Standout: Joe Brolly is a spiky guest on Ray D’Arcy’s show, forthright in his opinions about the GAA while starkly honest about donating a kidney to a friend. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Seasoned pro that he is, Ray D’Arcy knows that no matter how long you’ve been broadcasting, you still have room to improve. Even so, as he has been en(...)

A man allegedly broke into his ex-partner’s home armed with a knife after posting on Facebook about being “a stain on my blade”, the High Court heard on Friday

A man allegedly broke into his ex-partner’s home armed with a knife after posting on Facebook about being “a stain on my blade”, the High Court heard (...)

 Eamon Bradley: will spend Christmas in custody. Photograph: Trevor McBride

Suicide bomb training is provided at camps like the one allegedly attended by a man from Derry, the Belfast High Court has heard. Prosecutors said an (...)

A senior judge issued a warning on Friday about the dangers of meeting people through the internet after she jailed a man for stabbing a woman multiple times with a potato peeler

A senior judge issued a warning on Friday about the dangers of meeting people through the internet after she jailed a man for stabbing a woman multipl(...)

Ipswich’s Stephen Hunt in action against   Charlton Athletic: his understandable comments sparked a firestorm of abuse.  Photo: Tom Dulat/Getty Images

It didn’t take the firestorm of abuse that erupted in response to Stephen Hunt’s perfectly unexceptional original column to demonstrate yet again that(...)

Donal Óg Cusack:  “We represent intercounty players. We never, ever claimed to represent club players.” Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Funny how times change and roles are, seemingly, reversed. Donal Óg Cusack, to so many who witnessed Cork scale hurling’s Everest on three occasion fr(...)

Donegal’s Frank McGlynn, Rory Kavanagh and Eamonn McGee, with Kieran Donaghy of Kerry during yesterday’s All-Ireland final at Croke Park. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

The fella tracked down by RTÉ on O’Connell Street before the game talked of the drought Kerry had endured since their last All-Ireland final appearanc(...)

 Kerry manager Eamon Fitzmaurice. Photograph:  Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

In the grandest of Irish traditions, I spent a week of my holidays in Kerry this year. As I was walking out the door and leaving Dublin, I was told by(...)

‘The panel weren’t far wrong, just a point off, although as Cyril noted: “If Hawk-Eye wasn’t there, Tipp would be All- Ireland champions.”’

Only one thing matched yesterday’s All-Ireland hurling final in the entertainment stakes: the reaction of English folk on the Twitter machine who were(...)