Some of the brothers on the Roscommon panel. (L-r front) Cathal and Finbar Cregg, Ian and Senan Kilbride, Diarmuid and Ciarán Murtagh. (Back) Enda and Donnie Smith, Ronan and Niall Daly, Photograph: Brian Farrell

John Evans keeps referring to what a close-knit bunch his young Roscommon panel are. But when you consider that 13 of his players have at least one br(...)

 “I’m just delighted I survived. I still can’t believe it. I keep  reminding myself I’m only a whippersnapper. If I glimpse myself in a mirror, it’s like, who’s that?” Paula Meehan,  at her  home in Dublin. Photograph: Dave Meehan
Paula Meehan: the poet at 60

When Michael D Higgins hosted a cultural evening in the Forbidden City in Beijing on his state visit to China in December, he invited Paula Meehan (...)

Mark Furlong tells how he caught a baby thrown from a burning home on Gloucester Place off Seán MacDermott Street in Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times 1:57

A young man has been praised after saving a child from a burning house in Dublin’s inner city.Six people, four adults and two children, were taken to (...)

Who’d be the Mayo manager, eh? James Horan spent the winter being told that he had no forwards and that his attacking approach needed overhauling. Th(...)

The Montenegro under-21 side celebrate after their 2-1 victory over the Republic of Ireland at Tallaght Stadium. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Republic of Ireland U21 1 Montenegro U21 2: Noel King’s under-21 side are out of (...)

Suzanne Costello, from Dublin South East: “I am not sure people realise just how tough it is if you are poor, sick or unemployed.” Photograph: Eric Luke

The mood among delegates at the Fine Gael Ardfheis was upbeat, although concerns were expressed about issues such as the health services and yo(...)

Republic of Ireland’s Jack Grealish (centre) celebrates scoring his side’s third goal with Samir Carruthers and Anthony Forde during the Uefa under-21 qualifier at The Showgrounds in Sligo. Photograph:   James Crombie/Inpho

Republic of Ireland U21 5 Faroe Islands U21 2: Aiden O’Brien claimed a double as the Republic of Ireland under-21s staged an early blitz to see off th(...)

St Brigids goalkeeper Shane Curran celebrates after his side scored a late goal against Western Gaels in the Roscommon SFC final. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

ST BRIGID’S 1-13 WESTERN GAELS 0-9: Reigning All-Ireland champions St Brigid’s held off the spirited challenge of a Western Gaels side bidding for the(...)

Republic of Ireland under-21 international Samir Carruthers. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Denmark U21 0 Republic of Ireland U21 0: Noel King’s Republic of Ireland under-21s claimed a battling friendly draw in Denmark despite having to play (...)

Derry City midfielder Barry McNamee has been called into the Republic of Ireland under-21 squad. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Republic of Ireland Under-21 manager Noel King today called Derry City’s Barry McNamee into his squad to face Denmark in a friendly on May 31st(...)