Drogheda United managerJohn McDonnell: his side have taken just two points from the last 22 on offer. Photograph:  Matt Browne/Sportsfile

Limerick defender Robbie Williams has targeted winning five of their remaining eight games in the hope of completing their great escape. While they re(...)

Conor McGregor will fight Jose Aldo next December in Las Vegas. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Conor McGregor is now so rich and famous that he doesn’t have to roll out of bed before two o’clock on any hot August afternoon in Las Vegas. This (...)

Revisiting Juno and the Paycock: Joe Dowling  rehearsing Seán O’Casey’s play with cast members at the Guthrie Theater. Photograph: Joan Marcus

Joe Dowling is standing in front of one of the Guthrie Theater’s three stages, in Minneapolis, giving notes to Mark Benninghofen, the American actor w(...)

Cork City’s Colin Healy with Sean Thornton of Drogheda United. Photo: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Cork City 4 Drogheda United 1 Billy Dennehy scored a hat-trick as Cork City came from behind at Turner’s Cross last night to move to within fou(...)

Adam Evans celebrates scoring the equalising goal for Bohemians  with team-mate Lorcan Fitzgerald during the  SSE Airtricity League Premier Division game at Dalymount Park. Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Bohemians 1 Cork City 1 Cork City slipped seven points behind Premier Division leaders Dundalk on Monday evening when a late equaliser denied t(...)

Cork City’s Kieran Djilali celebrates scoring their second goal in the SSE Airtricity League Premier Division match against Drogheda United at  United Park. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Drogheda United 1 Cork City 2 Cork managed to silence their critics somewhat as they scored two away from home for the first time this season in(...)

Bray’s Graham Kelly leaves the pitch after being sent off  against Cork City. Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Bray Wanderers 0 Cork City 1A first goal for the club from Kieran Djilali’s saw Cork City labour to victory against 10-man Bray Wanderers at the Carli(...)

Back row, Máire Hastings, Stella McCusker and Máire Ní Ghráinne; front row, Helen Roche, Andrew Bennett and Fiona Bell in rehearsals for A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The Most Lamentable Comedy and Most Cruel Death of Pyramus and Thisbe was in full swing on a recent evening in the Abbey Theatre rehearsal room. It(...)

Gina Moxley (Helena) and Barry McGovern (Demetrius) in  A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Photograph: Ros Kavanagh

A Midsummer Night’s Dream Abbey Theatre, Dublin *** Shakespeare isn’t getting any younger. Just last year Romeo and Juliet returned to (...)

 Erkan Gursoy, the 68-year-old Turkish-Canadian sailor, was adopted by the Aran islanders late last year. He  has just reached his destination of Istanbul after a nine-month solo voyage from Vancouver through the Northwest Passage on a  boat he built in his back garden.

A 68-year-old Turkish-Canadian sailor who was “adopted” by the Aran Islands after being caught in a hurricane has been given a hero’s welcome in his (...)