Cork’s Aidan Walsh, Lorcan McLoughlin and Daniel Kearney tackle Seamus Callanan of Tipperary in the All-Ireland semi-final. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

That didn’t take too long. As Kilkenny and Tipperary take up positions for a fourth All-Ireland final in six years, it’s looking like last year’s hurl(...)

Reflected glory: the Ha’penny Bridge. Photograph: William Asanome/Getty

When such a scholarly, encyclopaedic exploration of our capital city as this highly readable new study by David Dickson is published, one benedictiont(...)

Michael Collins and Harry Boland play hurling at Croke Park on the day of a Leinster Hurling final - an image published in September 1921. Photograph: Piaras Béaslaí Collection/NLI 1:11

Thousands of digitised images, including dozens relating to historical figures like the Duke of Wellington, Daniel O’Connell and Charles Stewar(...)

Paul Jurgensen, former president of the Hibernian Society of Savannah, said they didn’t know Eamon Gilmore (above) “from Bozo the Clown”. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

A former president of the Hibernian Society of Savannah has accused Irish politicians(...)

More morose than Morse: Sean Rigby as PC Strange, Shaun Evans as Endeavour, Jack Laskey as DS Peter Jakes, Roger Allam as DI Fred Thursday and Anton Lesser as Chief Supt Reginald Bright

A gentle, beautifully made whodunnit with nice costumes and no gory forensics is just right for a Sunday night, when you need to be diversted f(...)

Leo Varadkar: “We are striving to ensure equality for Catholics and Protestants in the North and in the South to amend our Constitution to modernise the way it refers to women and to grant equality to gay and lesbian citizens by 2016.” Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Minister for Tourism Leo Varadkar told an all-male event in the American city of Savannah last night that Irish people everywhere should aspire to (...)

September 1913

September 1913, or Romance in Ireland as it was originally titled, was first published in this newspaper a century ago tomorrow. It is meditati(...)

A vacant site on Thomas Street, Dublin. The Thomas Street Business Association is working to improve the appearance and the perception of the street. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Thomas Street in the southwest inner city took a terrible battering during the boom. The tide that supposedly lifted all boats almost sank the already(...)

A recent sunny Africa Day at Farmleigh in the Phoenix Park was one of the best days out I’ve had in ages. Later, when I thought about why I enjoyed it(...)

Pierre Joannon is well known to anyone with an interest in Irish history and culture. The honorary consul general of Ireland in the south of France si(...)