Tony O’Reilly: “If his commitment to free speech was merely a pose, the Sunday Independent gave plenty of opportunity to depose it.”

Tony O’Reilly had such a good press for so long that clawback was inevitable. Matt Cooper’s book The Maximalist has sparked many begrudging reviews. H(...)

In a volatile and fickle world even the largest party is not immune from car-crash elections – Fine Gael in 2002 and Fianna Fáil in 2007 bear testament to that. File photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Franklin D Roosevelt’s line that “the only thing we need to fear is fear itself” doesn’t wash too well with your average Dáil Deputy these days. (...)

Offaly’s Paul McConway breaking the tackle against Waterford. Photo: Ken Sutton/Inpho

Waterford 1-7 Offaly 0-20 A first Championship win in four years kept Offaly’s summer alive at a sun-soaked Fraher Field, while Waterford were left to(...)

Colin O’Riordan is one of the many talented young players brought through by Tipperary. Photograph: Cathatal Noonan/Inpho.

MUNSTER SFC Quarter-final Tipperary v Waterford Semple Stadium Sunday, 3.30 The counties have been relatively rare protagonists and you h(...)

Catherine Murphy: her comments in the Dáil were published on the Oireachtas website. Photograph: Alan Betson

Houses of the Oireachtas sources claim Independent TD Catherine Murphy did not abuse Dáil rules or privilege when making comments about businessman D(...)

Michael “Brick” Walsh, seen here during the league match against Galway, is one of Waterford’s more mature players. Photograph: Ken Sutton/Inpho.

On the day before St Patrick’s Day 2014, Derek McGrath’s Waterford side arrived in Ennis with their step light and their smile easy. With three games (...)

Dublin’s Kevin McManamon and Odhran Mac Niallais of Donegal will renew battle at Croke Park in their Allianz League Division One clash. Photograph: Inpho

Saturday Allianz League Division One Dublin v Donegal, Croke Park, 7.0 – As well as marking a renewal of last August’s memorable All-Ireland semi-fi(...)

The Waterford team celebrate their McGrath Cup final victory over UCC at Fraher Field. Photo: Ken Sutton/Inpho

Waterford 3-12 UCC 1-9 Waterford lifted the McGrath Cup for the first time in 34 years at Fraher Field on Saturday, overcoming a UCC selection whose m(...)

Dublin’s Emmett Ó Conghaile: has impressed manager Jim Gavin during the O’Byrne Cup. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho
GAA Previews

All throw-ins 2.0 unless stated Football O’BYRNE CUP SEMI-FINALS Kildare v DIT, St Conleth’s Park Apart from the frictio(...)

The Nire’s Conor Gleeson fields the ball with John Galvin of Cratloe attempting tyo block. Photograph: Ken Sutton/Inpho

Munster Club Senior Football Championship The Nire 1-13 Cratloe 2-8 After extra-time Cratloe’s hopes of a Munster senior club championship double we(...)