A judge has upheld a decision to deny an Anti-Austerity Alliance councillor a permit for house-to-house and street collections in Dublin.  Ruth Coppinger TD described the decision as criminalising the party in the run-up to next year’s general election. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times.

A judge has upheld a decision to deny an Anti-Austerity Alliance councillor a permit for house-to-house and street collections in Dublin after a senio(...)

Former Donegal manager Jim McGuinness celebrates victory over Tyrone in 2013 with his selector Rory Gallagher. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Former Donegal manager Jim McGuinness has taken issue with the statement by his successor and former All-Ireland-winning selector Rory Gallagher that(...)

Ireland manager Joe Kernan chats with his captain Bernard Brogan in  Croke Park. Ireland will play Australia on November 21st. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

All-Ireland football champions Dublin will be strongly represented on the Ireland team which takes on Australia in next month’s one-Test series – alth(...)

Australia’s Jobe Watson and Nick Riewoldt with Ireland’s Aidan Walsh and Seán Cavanagh in action in Perth last year. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Bernard Brogan would absolutely love to play a championship match outside of Croke Park. It might get some of those critics off his back who say Dubl(...)

Bernard Brogan will captain Ireland against Australia in November’s International Rules Test at Croke Park. Photograph:     Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Dublin’s Bernard Brogan will captain Ireland in the one-off game against Australia at Croke Park in November. Team manager Joe Kernan will announce hi(...)

Donegal manager Jim McGuinness celebrates with Neil  and Eamonn McGee after the victory over Dublin in the 2014 All-Ireland semi-final at Croke Park. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

A few days after the Ulster final, Pat Shovelin dropped into the house just for a chat. I was down in the office and he popped his head round the d(...)

Ms Justice Marie Baker in the High Court will make orders later specifying when winding down work must be done by Shillelagh Quarries Ltd in a 3.27-hectare area at the 25-hectare site near Brittas, Co Dublin, on the north-facing slope of the 465-metre Butter Mountain. Photograph: Shillelagh Quarries Ltd website

A quarrying operation in “an area of exceptional public amenity” must cease, the High Court has ruled. Ms Justice Marie Baker will make orders later s(...)

Mayo joint-managers Noel Connelly and Pat Holmes  stepped down on Friday night after a meeting of the Mayo county board executive. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

The high point of Mayo’s football summer arrived as Aidan O’Shea gathered the brother’s long outfield ball shortly before half-time in the All-Ireland(...)

Dublin’s Brian Fenton: the midfielder follows up his man-of-the-match award in the All-Ireland final with a first All Star nomination. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Although there is no place for either Paul Flynn, who has been an All Star for the past four years, or captain Stephen Cluxton, who has not been no(...)

Philly McMahon held the best forward of his generation, Kerry’s Colm Cooper, scoreless in the All-Ireland football final. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Philly McMahon is right: the conversation this week should have been about his success in keeping the most celebrated forward of his generation sco(...)