Martin Fagan of Mullingar Harriers AC crosses the finishing line to win the Terenure five-mile road race. Photograph: Tomás Greally

A welcome returns go Martin Fagan got it all perfectly right when winning the Terenure 5-Mile Road Race in Dublin yesterday - his first major outing s(...)

At Winter Tales, in  Dalkey: Frank McGuinness. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

nChristmas is the busiest time of the year for booksellers – and readers – so it’s a bit surprising that book festivals, so abundant at other times, a(...)

Seán Hehir has that winning feeling in  the Airtricity Dublin Marathon. Photograph:  Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile

Emil Zatopek always said the marathon begins around 20 miles. Sometimes that’s also where it ends. Here, it was where the race for victory was both wo(...)

DSD club-mates Joe Sweeney and Maria McCambridge are the favourites to win the Airtricity Dublin Marathon on Bank Holiday Monday. Photograph: Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile

Not since John Treacy survived a minor hamstring cramp in the last mile to win the 1993 edition has the Dublin Marathon produced an Irish men’s winner(...)

Some 5,000 discarded cigarette packets were collected from streets and easy access bins of 22 towns. Photograph: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

Tallaght and Drogheda have highest levels of “illicit” cigarette consumption at almost a third, according to the results of a nationwide survey rel(...)