Tánaiste Joan Burton displays awesome power and artistry when she executes a flawless dive from a small kayak into raging floodwater in Kilkenny before rapidly scrambling to dry land. Photograph:  Dylan Vaughan

January The new year begins on a promising note when two sporting unknowns burst on to the scene and are immediately hailed as strong medal prospect(...)

Writer, Joe Griffin and his (six day old) daughter Alice, at home in Cabra, Dublin.Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

My daughter, Alice, was born on November 22nd in the Rotunda Hospital, weighing a hefty 3.76kg (8lb 4.5 oz) and changing my life forever. A baby is a(...)

Jerry Beades: “There’s a lot of unanswered questions.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Leinster House was paralysed by gripping indifference on Friday as a tense Seanad election count drove fevered political observers to new heights o(...)

Down’s Aileen Pyers, Tyrone’s Gemma Begley, James Daly, Armagh’s Caroline O’Hanlon, Katie Daly, Kieran McGeeney and Sharon Reel at the launch of the All in for Ann event.

A selection of female Gaelic football players from across the country will play against a selection from Ulster in a fundraiser match in Armagh this S(...)

Ploughing Championships: Sunshine and horse power at the national event  in  Ratheniska, Co Laois. Photograph: The Irish Times

President Michael D Higgins is not one to evoke divine intervention too often, but he managed a wry smile when seeing the ranks of clergy lined up bes(...)

 Philly McMahon tackles Kieran Donaghy during the All-Ireland final. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Dublin may be All-Ireland champions - and the GAA 2015 season may be at a close - but the county’s latest disciplinary issue just doesn’t seem to b(...)

Cork captain Ashling Thompson lifts the O’Duffy Cup in Croke Park after Cork’s victory in the All-Ireland camogie final against Galway. Photograph: Eric Luke

Mags D’Arcy has one brother who’s an actor, another who’s a musician, and when they see her limping about the place as she recovers from surgery, thei(...)

Sally (left), Jill (right) and Hilary O’Herlihy, daughters and wife of Bill O’Herlihy at the funeral Mass of the RTÉ presenter at the Church of Our Lady of Perpetual Succour in  Foxrock, south Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson

Together for the last time, they moved slowly towards the church door as the funeral bell tolled. And in our imagination, we half expected to hear Joh(...)

Sally, Jill and Hilary O’Herlihy, daughters and wife of Bill O’Herlihy at the funeral mass of the RTÉ presenter at the Church of Our Lady of Perpetual Succour, Foxrock. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The funeral has taken place of the broadcaster Bill O’Herlihy who died suddenly this week at the age of 76. The congregation at a packed Our Lady of (...)

A statement from RTÉ has confirmed that Sunday Game Live football analyst  Joe Brolly has apologised to Marty Morrissey for comments he made during half-time in the Cavan v Monaghan game and that it has been accepted by Morrissey. Photo:   Lorcan Doherty/Inpho/Presseye/

RTE have released a statement following the “inappropriate” comments made by pundit Joe Brolly about RTE colleague Marty Morrissey last Sunday. The fo(...)