Taking off at Ireland West Airport Knock, in Co Mayo. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill

Taoiseach Enda Kenny is coming under renewed pressure within his own party over the future of Ireland West Airport Knock in his home constituency of (...)

Mayo retain 13 players who started the semi-final between the counties three years ago. Just four Kerry players remain from that day. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Iinpho

Over the past 10 years Mayo have become formidable at winning All-Ireland semi-finals: just one defeat in five outings. The big prize continues to elu(...)

Pte Thomas Barrett (left)and Pte Derek Smallhorne  were abducted and shot dead in 1980 in south Lebanon

A man accused of killing two Irish soldiers will be deported from the United States to his native Lebanon after he dropped his opposition during an im(...)

Retired private John O’Mahony: “He just wanted to know whether I was still willing to testify. I said that’s what this whole thing’s about . . . I said by all means.” Photograph: Valerie O’Sullivan

A retired Irish soldier has been asked to testify at the deportation hearing of a Lebanese man accused of executing two Irish peacekeepers more than (...)

Mahmoud Bazzi,  a suspect in the abduction, torture and killing of two Irish soldiers serving as UN peacekeepers in Lebanon 34 years ago. Photograph: AP Photo/Detroit Free Press, Brian Kaufman

John O’Mahony has no doubt that Mahmoud Bazzi is the man who shot him. The Co Kerry farmer was one of three Irish soldiers abducted while serving with(...)

Dublin City Council chief executive Owen Keegan  and executive manager  Jim Keogan arrive at Leinster House for a meeting with the Oireachtas transport committee to discuss the Garth Brooks concerts. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Dublin City Council offered to be a “co-promoter” for two rescheduled Garth Brooks concerts, but the offer was turned down, council chief executive O(...)

Garth Brooks in Croke Park in January. The American country singer had planned to play five concerts at Croke Park later this month. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Dublin City Council chief executive Owen Keegan has agreed to appear before an Oireachtas transport and communications committee next Tuesday to discu(...)

Galway’s Shane Walsh in action against Sligo’s Neil Ewing during the Connacht semi-final. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

An attendance of 31,000 descended upon Tuam when Galway hosted Mayo in the Connacht final of 1999. Derided in the early part of the decade as the sick(...)

Mayo’s Séamus O’Shea and his brother Aidan O’Shea in action for the county. Séamus has recovered from winter groin surgery to work his way back for this Connacht final. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho.

Séamus O’Shea sits back in his chair in the lobby of a Dublin hotel and rummages through a Mayo football life. Sunday will be his 15th championship ga(...)

An “Unmissable Croke Park” poster on Cuffe Street in Dublin, “the True Irish Experience”, which takes on a new meaning in light of the Garth Brooks saga.   Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Country singer Garth Brooks has said he remains keen to play all five concerts originally planned for Croke Park if they could be “salvaged” by the e(...)