Tyrone’s Kieran McGeary keeps an eye on Paul Maher as the Tipperary man slides along the wet turf of Parnell Park. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Cathal McShane’s 49th minute goal is ultimately what separated these counties in a gripping All-Ireland under-21 football final. It’s Tyrone’s first n(...)

Tipperary’s Paul Maher is tackled by Kieran McGeary of Tyrone. Photograph: Inpho

Tipperary 0-13 Tyrone 1-11Cathal McShane’s goal is ultimately what separated the counties in this gripping All-Ireland under-21 football final. It’s t(...)

Paul Curran: the former dual All Star began his illustrious career for  Tipperary in 2001. Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Tipperary manager Eamon O’Shea has trimmed a number of players, including 2010 All-Ireland SHC medallist Paul Curran, from his squad ahead of this sum(...)

Brian Williams moderating a presidential debate  in Florida  in January 2012. Williams said on Saturday he was stepping aside from daily news broadcasts for several days after admitting he had misled the public about being on a helicopter that was forced down in Iraq in 2003. Photograph: Chip Litherland/The New York Times

This was a bomb that had been ticking for a while. NBC executives were warned a year ago that Brian Williams was constantly inflating his biography. T(...)

The Regal Chain said Sony’s decision to ditch The Interview was: “due to the wavering support of the film by Sony Pictures, as well as the ambiguous nature of any real or perceived security threats.” Photograph: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images 2:30

In the century-long history of the cinema we have never seen anything quite like the kerfuffle surrounding Sony’s decision to pull The Interview from (...)

Kerrill Thornhill, managing director of Maithu IT Solutions, which developed the app and  Dr Eoghan O’Neill, consultant microbiologist and senior RCSI lecturer at Connolly Hospital, Blanchardstown.

A new smartphone app aims to improve the prescribing of antibiotics.The app, which is available on iOS and Android, was developed by the Royal College(...)

University Hospital Galway: one of the Saolta group of hospitals, along with Mayo General Hospital, Sligo Regional Hospital, Roscommon Hospital and Letterkenny General Hospital. Photograph: Eric Luke

The HSE has directed its internal audit unit to review the circumstances of how a private company won a contract to install critical quality and safe(...)

Dr Susan O’Reilly: taking over as chief executive of the Dublin-Midlands Hospitals Group. Photograph: Frank Miller

The new chief executive of the group of public hospitals in Dublin and the midlands will be paid nearly €220,000 a year, it has emerged.The HSE said(...)

In its recent briefing material for Minister for Health Leo Varadkar, the Department of Health said it was in consultation with the HSE reagarding the need for a further evaluation of the market place to establish its capacity to recruit and retain candidates of the calibre required in the context of a 5-year contract term.

A number of senior HSE managers are to be re-deployed on a two-year contract basis to fill key vacant chief executive positions in its new hospital gr(...)

Willie Nelson. Comedian Bill Maher offered Colorado some tips on marijuana, such as avoidinbg selling novices kief – superconcentrated crystals so potent that they’re “harvested directly from Willie Nelson’s beard”. Photograph: Rick Olivier

When Willie Nelson invites you to get high with him on his bus, you go. The man is the patron saint of pot, after all, and I’m the poster girl for (...)