Denis O’Brien: ‘The craic (in soccer) is just great. The people you meet. The slagging is lightning. The same kind of fun as rugby but different.’ Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Wouldn’t we all do it, if we could? Is there a sports fan alive who heard that Denis O’Brien is chipping in to bring Johnny Sexton back from France(...)

 Labour Party leader Eamon Gilmore with European election candidate Emer Costello:  the party’s candidates are beaten dockets in the three Euro constituencies. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

There’s no glossing over the fact that this has been a terrible election for Labour. It has taken a drubbing almost comparable to that taken by Fianna(...)

Labour’s Oisín Quinn at the RDS in Dublin. His elimination was one of the surprises of the weekend.  Photograph: Eric Luke

In both the RDS and City West count centres, some political supporters (mainly Sinn Féin) wave flags above their heads, pose for photos and cheer jubi(...)

Trinity College students Jennifer Gartland (left) and Angelina Cox who won a competition to name Dublin’s newest bridge after Rosie Hackett. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Today they opened the Rosie Hackett Bridge. A bridge to celebrate the life, achievements and fighting spirit of a young, working class Dublin woman. R(...)

The fourth and final report on implementation of the 99 recommendations arising from the Ryan report is expected to be laid before the Oireachtas by Minister for Children Charlie Flanagan (above) next month. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The fourth and final report on implementation of the 99 recommendations arising from the Ryan report is expected to be laid before the Oireachtas by M(...)

 Minister for the Environment Phil Hogan: “I did not interfere in any way with the proposition put forward by the lord mayor of Dublin to the four local authorities and I’m disappointed that it was rejected.”  Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Minister for the Environment Phil Hogan says he is not to blame for the failure of plans to h(...)

Fr Peter McVerry and Brian O’Driscoll at the Mansion House, Dublin, after being conferred with Honarary Freedom of the City of Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill 2:42

Gordon D’Arcy eat you heart out. Freshly retired from international rugby, Brian O’Driscoll also acquired a new defensive partner over the week(...)

Participants in the Nowruz festival at  St Stephen’s Green in Dublin today. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire 2:05

It was a riot of colour going beyond the awakenings of spring in St Stephen’s Green today as a local celebration of the Middle Eastern and Cen(...)

One million tonnes of food in Ireland and almost 1.3 billion tonnes worldwide are wasted every year, according to Iseult Ward, co-founder of Foodcloud.

Foodcloud, a new organisation that matches surplus food with people who need it, has called on people to sign a national pledge to reduce Irela(...)

Fingal mayor Kieran Dennison, said he would be voting against putting the proposal to the public, and he expected the majority of Fingal councillors would do the same

Plans to give Dublin a directly elected mayor are set to be dropped without being put to a referendum, as cou(...)