Paul Sharry returns at wing forward for Westmeath. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Leinster SFC first round Louth v Westmeath, Drogheda, Sunday, 3.30pm Westmeath go into this as desperately uneasy favourites, apparently (...)

Pakistan batsman Ahmad Shahzad plays a shot as United Arab Emirates wicketkeeper Swapnil Patil watches during their Cricket World Cup Pool B match. Photograph: Ross Setford/AP

Ahmed Shehzad anchored Pakistan’s innings and his bowlers then ensured UAE never seriously challenged it as their World Cup hopes continued for anothe(...)

Jung Soo Yun as Faust
Review: Faust
  • Stage
  • February 24, 2015, 17:13

FaustEveryman, Cork*****How to poise most of an orchestra on a pile of books is a problem few stage designers might welcome but Lisa Zagone, assisted (...)

South Korean tenor Jung Soo Yun, the lead in Faust. Photograph: Miki Barlok

According to Julie Kelleher, artistic director of the Everyman Palace in Cork, the forthcoming presentation of Gounod’s Faust will have the orchest(...)

Kieran Megraw (left) and Seán Megraw carry the coffin of their brother Brendan at his funeral in Belfast yesterday. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

At yesterday’s funeral Mass for “Disappeared” man Brendan Megraw, his brother Kieran told of the family’s sense of joy and relief when the cortege br(...)

 Kieran Megraw (L) carries the remains of his brother Brendan  in Belfast today. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

The funeral of Brendan Megraw, one of the Disappeared, was held today in west Belfast.A large crowd gathered today at St Oliver Plunkett Church in Len(...)

Farmers have “a golden opportunity” for growth with the ending of milk quotas next spring but they mustn’t lose the run of themselves by spending money on equipment they can’t afford, the Dairy Ireland conference on the future of dairying has heard.

Farmers have “a golden opportunity” for growth with the ending of milk quotas next spring but they mustn’t lose the run of themselves by spending mone(...)

Kilkenny’s TJ Reid scores past Cathal Barrett, James Barry and goalkeeper Darren Gleeson of Tipperary but the goal was disallowed. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho
Power and the glory go to Kilkenny
  • Hurling
  • September 27, 2014, 18:32

Kilkenny 2-17 Tipperary 2-14 In the end, Kilkenny did it the old-school way. They took all the frippery and revelry of the drawn game and choke(...)

Pope Francis is seen on a large screen as he speaks during the Angelus prayer in Saint Peter’s Square at the Vatican yesterday. Photograph: Stefano Rellandini/Reuters

Seven Irish Columban priests will be among 124 Catholic missionaries who will be beatified by Pope Francis next Saturday during his visit to South Kor(...)

The triumvirate of Minister for Justice, departmental secretary general and the Garda Commissioner is the power axis. Photograph: Alan Betson / THE IRISH TIMES

The Government’s intention to appoint a commission of investigation into – among other things – allegations regarding “ongoing legal proceeding(...)