Olympic silver medalist Kenny Egan: now an elected city councillor for Fine Gael.   Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

An acquaintance burrowed into the GAA deeper than an All-Ireland winning tick assures me a prominent player will soon be revealed as a Dail election c(...)

The funeral of former Kerry South TD Jackie Healy-Rae is led by Jackie’s pony ‘Peig’ past his pub in Kilgarvan village. Photograph: Eamonn Keogh/MacMonagle

He was buried wearing the cap. It could not have been any other way. Charlie Chaplin had his bowler. John Wayne had his Stetson. And Jackie Healy-Rae (...)

Jackie Healy-Rae, who has died aged 83 , was a colourful and wily grassroots politician who achieved significant national influence as an Independent TD supporting minority Fianna Fail-led governments. Photograph: Eric Luke Staff Photographer

Jackie Healy-Rae, who has died aged 83 , was a colourful and wily grassroots politician who achieved significant national influence as an Independent(...)

 Shane Lowry  on the seventh tee during  his  first-round match of the World Match Play Championship at The London Club yesterday. Photograph:  Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images

I got a snapshot of my past on Tuesday as I arrived into the London Club, driving back through the gates down by the 10th and the 18th holes where I w(...)

To mark Irish Cancer Week, Trinity College Dublin and the Irish Cancer Society are collaborating on their key annual conferences. This means the confe(...)

Salutes you, sir: Dave Grohl of Nirvana on McCurtain Street, Cork, when the band played at Sir Henrys, supporting Sonic Youth, in August 1991. Photograph: Siobhan O’Mahony/UCC

The Mekons played at Sir Henrys on Sunday, February 6th, 1994. It was my first night DJ’ing at the venue. Hardly anyone was there for the first hour o(...)

Pádraig Harrington at Fota Island: “I believe the performances are there and that I can do the job going forward.” Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

The collective noun for golfers is a lie. Google says so. That may be accurate, incorrect or just plain whimsy but it should be true if it’s not. I(...)

Tallaght District Court judge Anthony Halpin, who has been asked to withdraw or clarify his “intemperate remarks”. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh.

Tallaght District Court judge Anthony Halpin has been asked to withdraw or clarify his comment following a case in which the d(...)

The bodies of two fishermen being recovered at Seafield Pier, Quilty last year.

Marine casualty investigations have found that two incidents which claimed three lives off the Cork and Clare coastlines within a 24-hour period last (...)

You’d figure Pádraig Harrington would have enough on his plate these days trying to sort out his game. Sure, that’s one focus; but – as ever – the Dub(...)