Killian Dowling and Jenna Cox, DIT journalism students, helping fourth-class students Chloe and Zahra from Ringsend Girls National School with Clic News. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

It is Monday morning and the news conference is buzzing with ideas. In any regular newsroom you might expect a stream of stories featuring controvers(...)

 Michael Collins  throwing in the sliotar  to start a hurling game at Croke Park in 1921.  Photograph: Hogan/Hulton Archive/Getty Images

It appears like a different world. The 50th anniversary of the Easter Rising saw the GAA project a very conventional image of its role both in the st(...)

At The Irish Times Debate final, individual winner Clíodhna Ní Chéileachair and team winners Ross O’Mahony and Aaron Vickery (centre) are joined by adjudicator Prof Brent Northup of Carroll College, Montana. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Those opposing the proposition that 2016 should be the last year in which Ireland commemorates the Easter Rising were the big winners in The Irish Tim(...)

A team from the Solicitors’ Apprentice Debating Society of Ireland has won the final of The Irish Times annual student debate while the individual debating prize winner was Clíodhna Ní Cheileachair from UCD. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Those opposing the proposition that 2016 should be the last year in which Ireland commemorates the Easter Rising were the big winners in The Irish Tim(...)

‘Famine Folios’ authors Robert Smart (‘Black Roads’), L Perry Curtis jnr (‘Notice to Quit’), Michael Foley (‘Death in Every Paragraph’) and Gearoid Ó Tuathaigh (‘I mBeal an Bhais’). Photograph: Dave Meehan

A young mother faces the viewer, her hair untidy on her shoulders, her bony body wrapped in what looks like a man’s oversized dressing-gown. Her th(...)

Kerry players celebrate their minor football final victory over Tipperary at Croke Park. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho.

Kerry 4-14 Tipperary 0-6 For a county that couldn’t win a minor All-Ireland for 20 years Kerry are suddenly golden. They didn’t so much defend(...)

Grapes of wrath: since 2012, excise on wine has risen by 62 per cent in Ireland with the tax take from a standard €9 bottle increasing from 39 per cent to 54 per cent. Photograph: EPA

Excise on wine is now 106 times higher in Ireland than in France, according to a new study, which reveals that despite this, sales continue to reboun(...)

Kerry’s Andrew Barry evades Derry’s Oisin Duffin and Michael McEvoy during his side’s All-Ireland minor semi-final win at Croke Park. Photograph: Inpho

Kerry 1-11 Derry 1-6 Michael Foley’s 1-3 haul proved crucial for Kerry as the All-Ireland minor football title holders eased past Derry to keep alive (...)

Andrew Sheridan gets to grips with Australia’s Matt Dunning during England’s 2007 quarter-final win. Photograph: Getty

Standing at 6ft 5” and weighing 20 stone Andrew Sheridan was a monster even by the pumped up standards of modern rugby, especially when you consider h(...)

Defending All-Ireland champions Kerry had to withstand a second-half comeback by neighbours Cork to advance to the Munster minor football final.It too(...)