Merrion Capital’s management is poised to buy out the stockbroking firm in a deal worth up to €15 million. The fi(...)

Most Senators knew nothing of the visit to ‘the Land of the Rapidly Rising Row’ until they read about it last week. Photograph: Getty
Miriam Lord’s Week

Japanese trip sees Seanad all fired up Our report two weeks ago about a select group of Senators (and one TD) travelling to Japan for a six-nig(...)

Clare’s Conor McGrath: a hip surgery success story. From surgery Christmas 2012 to the best goal of the All-Ireland final nine months later. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The first answer is that there is no answer. As is so often the case when we start casting around for a through line connecting a spate of injuries of(...)

Croke Park broke new ground by staging the first floodlit All-Ireland final on an almost magical evening when David Fitzgerald’s Clare hurlers erupted through the twilight to capture a memorable replay victory. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

When it has acquired a bit of sepia in time to come, 2013 will be remembered as an extraordinary year for the GAA. A century after its purchase, Croke(...)

Jim Gavin receives his Philips Sports Manager of the Year award from Cel O’Reilly (Managing Director Philips Ireland) and Michael Ring TD, Minister of State for Sport, at a function in the Shelbourne Hotel. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

In a reverse of 1995, Dublin football manager Jim Gavin saw off Clare hurling manager Davy Fitzgerald for the Philips Sports Manager of the Year award(...)

Surgeon Gerry McEntee is very concerned about potential injuries due to players playing too many matches over a short period of time. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho.

Six years on it’s the issue that hasn’t gone away. When the GAA’s Burnout Task Force issued its report and recommendations, there was a brief focus on(...)

As a player Jim Gavin flew under the radar but as manager it looks like he might hit the heights of success. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

“In the flying school, you have to be very precise with time – there’s no clock five minutes fast. But my wife does that, which kind of irritates me a(...)

Dublin manager Jim Gavin: “We don’t use previous games as motivation.” Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

The last thing Jim Gavin is going to do is get all nostalgic about playing Kerry in the football championship. The Dublin manager doesn’t do sentiment(...)

How the Seanad voted on the Thirty-Second Amendment of the Constitution (Abolition of Seanad Eireann) Bill 2013, allowing a referendum on the future o(...)

The Seanad Chamber: A succession of Labour Senators and TDs declared yesterday that they will vote No on polling day. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Fine Gael and Labour have diverged sharply in their attitude to dissent within the Government over the referendum to scrap the Seanad. Al(...)