Election winner Paul Murphy, now joining Joe Higgins and Ruth Coppinger on the bench behind Sinn Féin and Fianna Fáil.  Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Paul Murphy’s middle-class background and education might seem an unlikely background to being the newly elected TD for Dublin South West, with a soc(...)

Beacon Hospital in south Dublin

Dr Jennifer Westrup and Mr Michael Murphy have been appointed joint medical directors at Beacon Hospital, which is owned by billionaire Denis O’Brien.(...)

Former Donegal manager Jim McGuinness celebrates with his players after winning the Sam Maguire in 2012. Photograph: Inpho

The decision of Jim McGuinness to step down as Donegal football manager brings to an end a remarkable four years, not just in the county’s history (...)

Donegal captain Michael Murphy: will again be asked to lead Ireland, as he did in last year’s series in Ireland. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

It will be at least three weeks before Ireland manager Paul Earley is ready to name his panel for November’s international rules Test in Australia. Pr(...)

Graeme McDowell celebrates winning his foursomes match with Victor Dubuisson against Phil Mickelson and Keegan Bradley at Gleneagles yesterday. Photograph: PA

Graeme McDowell described his playing partner Victor Dubuisson as “Europe’s next superstar”. It’s a bold statement but one rooted in more than the sen(...)

 At the Accuris announcement were  Gerry Maguire, partner, Summit Bridge Capital; Larry Quinn, executive chairman, Accuris Networks and Michael Murphy, managing partner at Investec.

Accuris Networks, a Dublin based mobile technology company, has completed a new $15 million (€11.7 million) funding round and said it plans to doub(...)

Kerry’s Aidan O’Mahony clashes with Donegal’s Michael Murphy during last Sunday’s All-Ireland final at Croke Park. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

First things first. Our man up the tree. I’ve been talking to everyone I can about it and we’ve all reached a theory that we’re happy enough with. We (...)

 Disappointed Donegal after the final whistle and victory to Kerry in the All-Ireland senior football final   in Croke Park on Sunday. Despite the team’s disappointment, they received a rapturous welcome home last night. Photograph: Alan Betson

One very important passenger may have been missing from their entourage as Donegal GAA manager Jim McGuinness and his team returned home last night.B(...)

A disappointed Karl Lacey of Donegal returns to the dressing room after the defeat to Kerry in the All-Ireland final at Croke  Park yesterday. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

No one said it would be a classic. And no one in Kerry will mind that now after winning what must rank as one of the sweetest All-Irelands of their gr(...)

Kieran Donaghy celebrates scoring Kerry’s second goal  with team-mate James O’Donoghue during the All-Ireland final at Croke Park. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Sunday in the September sunshine at Croke Park and the masters reveal themselves in traditional colours but in brand new ways. Old heads and new tr(...)