The volume of seated accommodation makes Croke Park a more profitable venue for Dublin footballers’ championship fixtures. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

The Leinster Council was unanimous at its Wednesday night meeting that Dublin’s senior football fixtures should continue to be staged at Croke Park. (...)

Brendan Lynskey: double All-Ireland winner from 1987 and 1988 set to challenge Anthony Cunningham for Galway manger’s job. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

Former All Star Brendan Lynskey has confirmed that he will be challenging Anthony Cunningham to become the new Galway hurling manager.And with former (...)

It started as a joke, a throwaway line over a late night Lenten jar by Vinny Fitzpatrick about having a public house representative for Clontarf, but it had gathered momentum to the point of no return

It started as a joke, a throwaway line over a late night Lenten jar by Vinny Fitzpatrick about having a public house representative for Clontarf, but (...)

Jonathan Byrne’s body was found on Sunday morning, hours after he drank a pint and entered the river Barrow at Milford Bridge on Saturday night.

Young people at the funeral of a teenager who died after taking part in a neknomination challenge at the weekend have been urged to be brave and to tr(...)

Jonny Byrne (19): well-known local hurler and footballer and a member of the Naomh Bríd Hurling Club and Leighlinbridge GFC.

There has been widespread condemnation of the “Neknominations”drinking challenge following the death of a young Carlow man who took part in the activ(...)

Martin McGuinness: Deputy First Minister has pressed Ulster Unionists and DUP to clarify their position on Richard Haass’s proposals. Photograph: Paul Faith/PA Wire

The Ulster Unionists meet this morning to discuss proposals to address highly contentious issues drawn up by Richard Haass and Meghan O’Sullivan. The (...)

Element Six “put a gun to the heads of its pension fund trustees” before the scheme was wound up, the High Court heard yesterday.

Multinational Element Six “put a gun to the heads of its pension fund trustees” in the months before the scheme was wound up in late 2011, the High Co(...)

Element Six agreed a funding proposal that involved putting €10.75 million a year into the pension pot until 2020, beginning in 2009. Photograph: Seán Curtin Press 22.

In November 2011, the trustees of the Element Six defined benefit scheme voted to accept a company proposal to wind it up. As consequence, they are fa(...)

More than 100 workers from the industrial diamond manufacturer Element Six are suing the scheme’s trustees for breach of duty.

Multinational Element Six deliberately orchestrated the winding up of its defined pension scheme in 2011, the High Court heard yesterday.The move dras(...)

Senator Fergal Quinn of Democracy Matters in Dublin’s Henry Street on Saturday campaigning for a No vote in the Seanad referendum. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

No matter how each side sells its referendum campaign – a nationwide blitz, a monster canvass, bombarding the big urban centres – you sense it has an (...)