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(...)

‘The Sunday Game’ pundits Joe Brolly, Pat Spillane and Colm O’Rourke watch a game in Croke Park with the show’s presenter Michael Lyster. Former Derry footballer Brolly has apologised for making a comment about RTÉ’s Marty Morrissey  at half-time in the Cavan-Monaghan game. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

On Sunday evening, I came in the door from Celtic Park and went to check the GAA championship results. Celtic had been presented with the league troph(...)

The hailstones were doing a merry dance on the bare toes and sparkly Louboutin shoes of model Rosanna Davison. “It’s mind over matter,” she said, smil(...)

Slipping into his new role: Anton Savage. Photograph: Robbie Reynolds

Faced with the daunting task of filling the crucial morning slot left by the departing Ray D’Arcy, Anton Savage must have anticipated some pressure(...)

St Vincent’s Diarmuid Connolly scores a goal against Castlebar Mitchels in the All-Ireland club football final in March 2014, having won the Leinster club title in the previous calendar year. Photograph: Cathal Noonan

There are a few things in the GAA of which it could be said: if you were starting out, you’d never come up with that way of doing it. One example is (...)

Ideally Brian Cody would simply apologise to Barry Kelly, let the matter go and spend the winter enjoying his unique achievement but what are the chances of that? Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

It’s now well over four years since former GAA president Christy Cooney, in what he described as “the most important launch” of his term of office, un(...)

Heavy lifting: Mark Ryan and John Kennedy of the HSA stand at the National Ploughing Championships. Photograph: Alan Betson

Metropolitan sophisticates holding forth on livestock, urbane presenters recalling their rural roots and notables falling over themselves to pay ho(...)

Members of the Cork Senior Camogie team celebrate victory over Kilkenny in the All-Ireland Senior Camogie Final in Croke Park. Photograph: Alan Betson/ The Irish Times

The last time Kilkenny won a senior Camogie All-Ireland title, Riverdance was number one. An aeon ago, like. Especially if you grew up in a time when (...)