GAA director of games Pat Daly: Photograph: Inpho

The GAA can learn from the Australians in their cultivation of basic skills, according to Pat Daly, the association’s director of games. Speaki(...)

Séamus “Cheddar” Plunkett: “Is the objective for the next 40 years to have an All-Ireland championship where only three counties can win it? Because we’ve had that for the last 40 years.” Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

The GAA has rejected comments by Laois hurling manager Séamus Plunkett that were critical of efforts to develop hurling. Plunkett was speaking at the (...)

Barry Cryan, Pat Walsh, Conal O’Neill and Anthony Killeen from PanelDuct: the Co Mayo engineering firm  won the overall Innovation of the Year award at The Irish Times InterTradeIreland Innovation Awards 2015. Photograph: Conor McCabe Photography

A couple of US visitors broke away from their guided tour of Belfast’s historic City Hall on Friday night, abandoning talk of the past for a snapshot (...)

Barry Cryan, Conal O’Neill, Pat Walsh and Anthony Killeen from winning Mayo company PanelDuct. Photograph: Conor McCabe Photography

A cost-saving innovation for the construction industry, developed by a west of Ireland engineering firm, has won the overall prize at this year’s Iri(...)

‘For too long, there has been a gap between Ireland and our diaspora, but that gap is now closing all the time.’ Photograph: Alan Place

Spring was in the air at Limerick City Hall earlier this week when Minister of State for the Diaspora Jimmy Deenihan launched the Limerick Diaspora St(...)

Judges for Innovation Awards 2015 (front, from left) Dr Bernadette McGahon, Tim Brundle and Marion Boland, and back row (from left) Niall Campbell, Pat Daly and Frank Roche. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The_Irish_Times

Guilt-free chocolate, a revolutionary new music creation app and a host of disruptive new cost-saving advances in medicine, engineering and tech ar(...)

Ciaran Dorney gets a pass away during St Vincent’s Leinster Club Senior Football Championship Final victory over Rhode

St Vincent’s 1-13Rhode 0-6A disappointing AIB Leinster club football final played out in Navan with little to intrigue the disinterested or, for that (...)

Wayne Byrne and Eoin Casey of OxyMem, overall winners in The Irish Times InterTradeIreland Innovation Awards. Photograph: Conor McCabe Photography

The historic baroque architecture of Royal Hospital Kilmainham in Dublin played host to 3D presentations and a host of high-tech new innovation(...)

Pat Daly, Principal Research Officer, Teagasc, with Liam Kavanagh, MD of the Irish Times; Timothy Brundle, Director of Innovation University of Ulster; Dr Marion Boland, Head of Post Award Programmes Directorate, Science Foundation Ireland; Aidan Gough, Strategy and Policy Director, InterTrade Ireland; Professor Frank Roche, Deputy College Principal, UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School,  in the Irish Times Building on Tara Street Dublin for the first round of the Irish Times/ InterTradeIreland Innovation Awards 2014.  Photograph: David Sleator

The 18 finalists in this year’s Irish Times InterTradeIreland Innovation awards comprise a varied mix of start-ups, third-level spin-offs, and well-es(...)

 GAA director of games development & research Pat Daly says there is much much food for thought for anyone interested in coaching Gaelic games in the 15 research presentations at the National Games Development Conference’s research forum at Croke Park. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

The old argument that running laps of the field and sprinting up steep hills will never be bettered by slick modern training methods may already be(...)