Tipperary coach Paudie O’Neill: “A fact is a fact. We can’t change the result of ’09 – but we can’t change the result of 2010 either”. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Within the Tipperary management team, Paudie O’Neill provides perspective. He shares with manager Eamon O’Shea the geographical distance of having liv(...)

 Unesco, which awarded the location world heritage status in 1996, has also made inquiries with the National Monuments Service on the filming. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Archaeologist and art historian Dr Niamh Whitfield has said she is “astonished” the State has allowed filming for the latest Star Wars episode on Ske(...)

 Kilkenny manager Brian Cody following his team’s thrilling league final victory over Tipperary at Semple Stadium, Thurles. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

Another league ends and Brian Cody celebrated the retention of the Allianz hurling title for the third successive year by remaining on the field in Se(...)

Tipperary manager Eamon O’Shea Eamon isn’t a man for throwaway or unmeasured remarks. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The penultimate stage of the Allianz hurling league is part of this weekend’s sporting entertainment . It looked fairly likely from early on th(...)

Tipperary’s John O’Dwyer in action against Clare’s Brendan Bugler during the recent league clash at Thurles. Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Few recent All-Ireland champions have worn the crown as heavily as the feted Tipperary hurling team of 2010. The thrilling nature of that famou(...)

Aidan Fogarty in action for Kilkenny during their NHL  final victory over Tipperary last May. Neither of the  finalists made much of an impact on the championship later in the year, again raising the question of just how important is the league. Photograph: Inpho.

It’s Valentine’s Day when love is supposed to permeate the air. However I don’t think there’ll be too much love, flowers, chocolates, greeting (...)

It’s not dubbed the managerial merry-go-round for nothing: Kieran McGeeney is leaving Kildare and returning to his native county Armagh. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

So it’s not dubbed the managerial merry-go-round for nothing: on the same night Jason Ryan went before the Kildare county board to be ratified as thei(...)

Developer Michael Ryan: has had a number of dealings with State assets agency Nama and in July was cleared of making €80,000 in corrupt payments to former Fine Gael Dungarvan town councillor Fred Forsey

  The stud farm owned by developer Michael Ryan and his family is back in the winners’ enclosure after selling a racehorse at Goff’s fo(...)

Bombardier employees and guests watch the C-Series aircraft taxi on the runway for its first test flight in Mirabel, Quebec. Photograph: Christinne Muschi/Reuters

Bombardier’s new C-Series jet took to the skies yesterday on its maiden flight – bringing hope to its Belfast workforce about that the future A loud c(...)

Former Waterford manager Michael Ryan who may look to be reinstated as manager for next season. Photograph:  James Crombie/Inpho

Michael Ryan could be set for a dramatic return to the position of Waterford hurling manager after declaring last night he was “having a serious look”(...)