Across the daily and Sunday markets, the volume of Irish newspapers sold has dropped more than 6 per cent over the past year alone.  But the Irish Farmers Journal’s circulation edged up 0.5 per cent

There is only one national newspaper in Ireland that has seen its print circulation grow both over the past year and since 2006. Owned by a tru(...)

Broadcaster Justin McCarthy with his two-year-old daughter Ella. Photograph: Dave Meehan

There’s a story in Cork about a taxi driver working at the airport who would greet tourists by saying: “Welcome to Cork, boy, the greatest city in the(...)

Cork’s Conor O’Sullivan and Conor McGrath of Clare clash in the Allianz Hurling League Division 1A Relegation Play-Off last April.  ©INPHO/Lorraine O’Sullivan

They’re here because they’re here. The unfolding of the All-Ireland hurling championship has brought us to a final between Cork and Clare that was ent(...)

Limerick warm up ahead of their Munster semi-final senior hurling championship game against Cork in Pairc Uí Chaoimh in June 2010. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

They are the team of asterisks, the exceptions to the rule. The panel that lined out for Limerick in the 2010 championship were hurlers but they weren(...)

Cork manager Jimmy Barry-Murphy celebrates victory over Kilkenny in the 1999 All-Ireland hurling final. Photo: Tom Honan/Inpho

Clare faced Cork in the 1999 Munster hurling final, a time when the counties’ co-ordinates were unusually set. With two All-Irelands and three Munster(...)

Justin McCarthy grew up reading the Irish Farmers’ Journal on the family farm in Portaferry(...)

US vice-president Joe Biden and his wife Jill are greeted by Pope Francis in Saint Peter's Basilica after his inauguration at the Vatican yesterday. Mr Biden confirmed today that he will visit Ireland laster this year. Photograph: Reuters

US vice-president Joe Biden has confirmed he will visit Ireland later this year. He made the announcement during a meeting with the Taoiseach E(...)

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