Laois goalkeeper Enda Rowland in action here against Antrim, made a confident save late on to ensure victory. Photograph: John McIlwaine/Presseye/Inpho

Laois 1-17 Carlow 1-14Laois half-time substitute Ben Conroy made an instant impact, scoring 1-2 in the opening minutes of the half as the O’Moore Coun(...)

Westmeath’s Brendan Murtagh: his goal after  a quarter of an hour elapsed in the second half was key to his side’s victory over Carlow in Mullingar. Photograph: Inpho

Westmeath 2-19 Carlow 2-17 A brilliant goal from Brendan Murtagh in the 50th minute proved to be the decisive score as Westmeath eked out a deserved (...)

Bus Eireann coaches parked in Phibsboro Bus Depot during a 48 hour strike by Siptu and the National Bus and Rail Union members in Dublin Bus and Bus Eireann. Normal services resumed on Sunday.

As Bus Éireann and Dublin Bus services returned to normal on Sunday after a 48-hour work stoppage, business leaders maintained that the strike had had(...)

Bus drivers on strike in the rain at the Phibsborough depot in Dublin on May 2nd.

Business organisations said their trade has been significantly damaged, particularly in urban areas, due to the continuing bus strike . The 48-hour wo(...)

Kidney donor Mahon Murphy; kidney recipient Lia and her baby Colm; kidney recipient Jack; mother Síle; kidney donor and also kidney recipient father Sean; and Bob, three times kidney transplant recipient.  The Murphy family attended the national launch of Organ Donor Awareness Week. Photograph: Conor McCabe

A Co Waterford family with a hereditary kidney complaint have had seven transplants between them in recent years. Sean Murphy from Kilrossanty,(...)

Retail Excellence Ireland said aggressive price discounting by retailers drove growth in sales volumes in January. Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Headline retail sales figures for January received a positive welcome when they were released last month, with several commentators interpreting the 3(...)

Christmas shoppers contributed to the largest quarterly retail rise since 2007. Photograph: Eric Luke

The retail sector enjoyed its largest quarterly bounce since 2007 in the final part of last year, according to new figures from Retail Excellence I(...)

 Exiles player James Acton who is now living in France, pictured with his sister Denise Acton who now lives in Australia, after The Exiles v Tuam Stars charity game in Tuam. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

No sympathy, no injuries, just “very high quality” play. Seán Murphy had three simple aims when he and fellow members of the Tuam Stars GAA football c(...)

The supply of this season’s must-have toy, Frozen’s Snow Glow Elsa doll, had run out in most shops weeks before Christmas. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Despite the improved economic outlook, consumer spending in the run-up to Christmas has been “softer” than expected, according to Retail Excellence(...)

Retail Excellence Ireland (REIis predicting that sales this December will be up on last year.

Retail Excellence Ireland (REI), an industry lobby group, is predicting that sales this December will be up on last year but will fail to spike in the(...)