Clare defender Seán McMahon (left) tackles Declan Ryan of Tipperary during the 1997 All-Ireland hurling final, the first time intra-provincial rivals met at the venue. Photograph:  Patrick Bolger/Inpho

Tipperary’s clash with Cork this Sunday in the second hurling semi-final means that of the Munster hurling rivalries only Cork versus Limerick has yet(...)

 ‘FrKevin Reynolds’s forgiving vindication highlighted another strand in the tapestry of Irish Catholic ministry: brave service in adversity.’ Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

The revelation in 1992 that an Irish Catholic bishop had fathered a child didn’t look then like the onset of two decades of PR winter for Catholic cle(...)

Dublin city manager Owen Keegan: “The city council must recognise that, however well-intentioned its regulatory other interventions have been, they have undoubtedly contributed to the current unsatisfactory state of affairs.” Photograph: Alan Betson

The “regulatory burden” on owners or prospective developers of Georgian houses needs to be relaxed to bring t(...)

Fr Martin Clarke died as he lived, proclaiming: “We are an Easter people and Alleluia is our song.” Photograph: Frank Miller

Martin Clarke, who has died aged 66, was a priest of the Dublin diocese, an urbane pastor who helped rebuild confidence in the Catholic Church after a(...)