Dublin manager Jim Gavin. In pursuit ofsuccess he had to recast Dublin as ateam that could embrace a more formidable defensive approach while  still posing a threat at the other end. Photograph: INPHO/Ryan Byrne

It wasn’t just the sight of Dublin and Kerry contesting an All-Ireland final that gave Sunday a back-to-the-future atmosphere. The incessant ra(...)

Mayo goalkeeper Robert Hennelly is unable to prevent Philly McMahon of Dublin scoring his side’s second goal during the All-Ireland SFC semi-final replay at Croke Park. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho 2:07

Dublin 3-15 Mayo 1-14 Dublin banished a week of controversy and the demons that took them to the brink of defeat last week with a barnstorming finish (...)

Dolores O’Riordan is facing four charges, including assault, after being arrested at Shannon Airport in Ireland on November 10th last year after flying in from New York. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Singer Dolores O’Riordan is receiving medical care as she awaits trial over an alleged air rage incident, a court has heard. The former Cranberries si(...)

Using Barry Moran  as a defensive sweeper against Donegal to negate the influence of Michael Murphy was a bold statement by Mayo’s joint managers Pat Holmes and Noel Connelly. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

There is an appropriate symmetry in Pat Holmes and Noel Connelly being the joint-architects of the innovative tactical plan which has been the most ey(...)

Donegal’s Neil McGee can’t stop Aidan O’Shea of Mayo claim the ball on his way to scoring the opening goal Photo:INPHO/James Crombie

Mayo 2-13 Donegal 0-11  The remorseless application of all they have picked up in four previous years on the road, losing by fine margins,(...)

Jason Frayne’s Facebook account has been active since his escape from custody last Wednesday. On Thursday a post appeared:  “Who else is out today haha”

Limerick man Jason Frayne who was on the run for six days has handed himself in to the authorities, going directly to Limerick Prison to return to cus(...)

Aidan O’Shea scored a hattrick as Mayo thrashed Sligo to in their fifth Connacht title in a row. Photograph: Inpho

Sligo 2-11 Mayo 6-25 There comes a point on a day like this when numbers start to lose their meaning. Still, for what it’s worth and to satisfy the re(...)

Court told that Martin Daly, Kilrush Road, Ennis, Co Clare, was behind the wheel of the car for 70 minutes. Photograph:  Alan Betson/The Irish Times

A man who took a car from a Co Clare garage forecourt without permission for “a test drive” was apprehended less than 90 minutes later having crashed (...)

Two men have appeared in court on theft and deception charges relating to dog owners who had placed adverts on Done Deal looking to locate their lost dogs

Two men have appeared in court on theft and deception charges relating to dog owners who had placed adverts on Done Deal looking to locate their lost (...)

Independent TDs Mick Wallace and Clare Daly arrive at Ennis District Court in a case relating to an incident at Shannon Airport last July. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The US military cannot project military power in the global war on terror without the use of Shannon airport as it is currently configured. That is ac(...)