Des Cahill covered Italia ’90 for RTÉ Sport

It was from a prime media position that RTÉ Sport reporter Des Cahill watched the events of Italia ‘90 unfold. It’s something he’s well used to, havin(...)

Republic of Ireland  fans soak up the atmosphere.

He’s been to 130 Republic of Ireland away matches, every major tournament the ‘Boys in Green’ have ever been to and he’s spent an estimated €400,000 (...)

Republic of Ireland players celebrate David O’Leary’s winning penalty against Romania in Genoa, on June 25th, 1990. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

The whole country seemed to come to a standstill 25 years ago today as Ireland faced Romania for a place in the World Cup quarter finals. Shops closed(...)

England fans sing their national anthem before the friendly match with the Republic of Ireland at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Stu Forster/Getty Images

It’s not often we have England for Sunday lunch, but happily the visitors to the Afifa were impeccably behaved this time, apart from those moments whe(...)

Sally (left), Jill (right) and Hilary O’Herlihy, daughters and wife of Bill O’Herlihy at the funeral Mass of the RTÉ presenter at the Church of Our Lady of Perpetual Succour in  Foxrock, south Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson

Together for the last time, they moved slowly towards the church door as the funeral bell tolled. And in our imagination, we half expected to hear Joh(...)

Sally, Jill and Hilary O’Herlihy, daughters and wife of Bill O’Herlihy at the funeral mass of the RTÉ presenter at the Church of Our Lady of Perpetual Succour, Foxrock. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The funeral has taken place of the broadcaster Bill O’Herlihy who died suddenly this week at the age of 76. The congregation at a packed Our Lady of (...)

The Irish Times’ Generation Emigration project is on the hunt for the best Irish pub in the world outside Ireland. The following is one of the entries(...)

Paddy ‘Rala’ O’Reilly celebrates with the Ireland rugby team on there way back to Dublin after winning the Six Nations last season. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Paddy O’Reilly, or ‘Rala’ as the Irish rugby team calls him, has been Ireland’s bagman for the last 20 years and ‘Baggage Master’, an uppity title (...)

World and Olympic champion Ilya Ilyin of Kazakhstan. Photograph: Getty Images.

After the disappointment of that kick-about in Glasgow on Friday, a change of sporting pace was required over the weekend, one where you wouldn’t be q(...)

Glasgow-born Republic of Ireland striker has 22 caps with her adopted country.

Ruesha Littlejohn never really planned it the way it turned out. She was happy enough doing what she was doing, scoring goals for the Scotland underag(...)