The reality is that offering a chicken for €3 is merely a marketing ploy

Once again there was the usual competition among retailers at the National Ploughing Championships, with each trying to outdo the other in relation to(...)

Anthony Cunningham: battling to hold on to his Galway hurling manager’s job. Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Sports management couldn’t have had a more searching weekend in this part of the world had it set out to conduct seminars. The GAA world contribute(...)

 TJ Reid celebrates scoring his goal against Waterford. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Semi states Kilkenny’s win over Waterford added to the contrast in the counties’ fortunes at the penultimate stage of the All-Ireland. Since th(...)

Waterford’s Barry Coughlan catches a high ball against Cork in the Munster semi-final. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

When the championship draws were made last autumn the Munster pairings, for me, seemed to suggest a Cork-Tipperary final. Cork, I thought, would sure(...)

The Health and Safety Authority has defended its plan to prosecute farmers who carry a child under seven in the cab of a tractor or agricultural vehicle

The Health and Safety Authority has criticised the negative response from the farming community to its plan to prosecute farmers who carry a child un(...)

Jimmy Barry-Murphy in action against Tipperary during the 1985 Munster senior hurling final – widely regarded as his finest display for Cork. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Two years ago when Cork and Tipperary last met in the senior hurling championship, the match in Páirc Uí Chaoimh was worth two historical footnotes. T(...)

Outgoing Limerick co-manager Donal O’Grady leaves TJ Ryan as the sole man in charge of  the county. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho.

Officials of the Limerick County Board were called into an emergency meeting last night in an effort to address the sudden res(...)

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(...)