Former taoiseach Albert Reynolds with his wife, Kathleen, in 1996: he got a palpable buzz out of life and people, without a drop of alcohol passing his lips (apart from a sip of champagne in September 1994 when the IRA declared a ceasefire, his life’s great achievement). Photograph: Frank Miller

It was 1977, the general election was in full swing and the one feature that could not be ignored – apart from Fianna Fáil’s brazen, vote-buying mani(...)

Darragh Murtagh pictured with Alma McClorey of the Athboy Mums Fundraising Team with some of the games and consoles donated to Our Lady’s Hospital in Crumlin.

A young Co Meath boy has not only beaten cancer but also helped to raise just over €24,000 to buy 57 game consoles and 200 games for sick children in (...)

Meath’s Graham Reilly tackles Tyrone’s Matthew Donnelly during the qualifier at Croke Park. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Suddenly Tyrone look like men who went to pull a book off the shelf only to find it turning the whole wall around to reveal a secret passageway. Thoro(...)

Joe Sheridan is a big-game player and has the potential to trouble Tyrone at Croke Park. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Meath have faced Tyrone twice in their history and not only have they beaten them twice, they’ve done so as underdogs each time. For good measure, (...)

Joe Sheridan will start at full forward for Meath in their qualifier clash with Tyrone at Croke Park. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Joe Sheridan will make his first Championship start of the summer after being named at full forward for Meath’s qualifier clash with Tyrone as part of(...)

Meath goalkeeper Paddy O’Rourke with Eoghan O’Gara and Diarmuid Connolly. Photograph: Donall  Farmer/Inpho

Dublin 2-15 Meath 0-14: Meath forced Dublin to dig out their 52nd Leinster title today, and for that they will be grateful, but we witnessed two count(...)

Cian O’Sullivan’s move to the Dublin midfield has proved, so far, to be hugely successful. Photograph: Inpho

There are times that you have to beware of the quiet ones. Dublin should bear that in mind. Although they come into tomorrow’s match with a swagger – (...)

Wexford manager Aidan O’Brien: has a big task taking over after Jason Ryan’s five year term. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Aidan O’Brien and Mick O’Dowd are hardly names that ring out across the national GAA stage. Of course, the O’Brien in question is not the much fete(...)

Wicklow’s Seanie Furlong has his penalty saved by Meath goalkeeper Paddy O’Rourke during Saturday’s clash at Aughrim. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Wicklow were left to rue a wasted opportunity of making a rare appearance in the Leinster semi-final on Saturday night.In front of a packed house at r(...)