Protesters carry the coffin of Gunay Ozarslan, killed by Turkish police at an anti-terror operation, in Istanbul,  yesterday. Photograph: Sedat Suna/EPA

Today’s emergency meeting of Nato ambassadors in Brussels has focused minds on the increasingly complex geopolitical situation unfolding on the border(...)

Last year’s Allianz Football League semi-final, when Cork suffered a 17-point turnaround against Dublin. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Cork football could be forgiven a sigh. A new year starts with the steep road ahead and, as is so often the case, neighbours and age-old rival Kerry s(...)

Donal O’Grady: the 34-year-old has been reappointed Limerick captain for 2015. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

He may or may not be on the list of endangered species, but at age 34, a family man, managing his own business, Donal O’Grady must be an exception to (...)

An explosion rocks Kobani city centre yesterday during a reported suicide car bomb attack by Islamic State militants group. Photograph: Getty

US secretary of state John Kerry justified the first air drop of weapons to Kurdish forces fighting Islamic State (IS) militants in Kobani, Syria, (...)

Muslims perform a prayer today near the Turkish border with Syria for Kurdish fighters killed in Kobani while fighting against Islamic State. Photograph: Tolga Bozoglu/EPA

Islamic State fighters advanced deeper into the Syrian town of Kobani on the Turkish border today, taking almost complete control of an area where the(...)

President Obama had asked Turkey’s president Tayyip Erdogan to do more when they met  at the September Nato summit in Wales. Photograph: Umit Bektas/Reuters

There will be a special sense of urgency to talks starting in Ankara today between Gen John Allen, President Barack Obama’s special envoy for Syria, a(...)

 A frame grab from video released by the Federal Bureau of Investigation yesterday showing an alleged Islamic State militant (left) holding a gun as he claims to be inside the Syrian 17th Division Military Base just outside Al-Raqqah, Syria. Photograph: EPA

Islamic State fighters pushed into two districts of the strategically important Syrian border town of Kobani in fierce fighting late today, Kurdish of(...)

Tipperary manager Eamon O’Shea: Empowering players to trust their own judgement can be a problem if decision-making is flawed.  Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho

The abdication of Juan Carlos in Spain is another indicator – should Eamon O’Shea need any more – that you’re only as good as your last game and that (...)

Limerick wingback Gavin O’Mahony, seen here, left, battling with Patrick Maher of Tipperary on Sunday, said the team’s only goal at the start of the year was winning the Munster SHC semi-final meeting with the Premier County. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

You can look at most things in more than one way. On Sunday, Limerick took the field in Thurles as Munster champions to play a Tipperary team with a r(...)

Outgoing Limerick co-manager Donal O’Grady leaves TJ Ryan as the sole man in charge of  the county. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho.

Officials of the Limerick County Board were called into an emergency meeting last night in an effort to address the sudden res(...)