Mona McSharry in action during  the Swim Ireland Irish Open  Championships at the  National Aquatic Centre in Dublin. Photograph:  Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Conor Ferguson came agonisingly close to the Olympic A time in winning Friday night’s 100m backstroke final on the second day of competition at the Ir(...)

Kerry U-21 manager Jack O’Connor: “We had the minors for two years and we felt that the next challenge was to try and develop that group.” Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

As losing streaks go few are more currently conspicuous than Kerry’s under-21 footballers. For a county that has won 25 Munster titles and 10 All-Irel(...)

36 Ailesbury Road: purchased by Shane Ryan for €4-€4.5 million

It has been two years since the French bid adieu to their consulate at 36 Ailesbury Road, known as the Chancery. In 2008, they had attempted to sell (...)

This wonderful photograph from a packed  Ireland versus Austria match  in 1963 is just one of many in   ’Dalymount Park,   Home of Irish Football’ by Colin White.

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Fiona Falconer with her product Wild About with Claire Maguire and Paul Dowling from Swords at the opening of the Bite 2015 Food Festival at the RDS. Over 20,000 Irish food and drink lovers are expected to attend the first annual Festival, showcasing the best of Ireland’s artisan food and drink producers, between Thursday and Sunday

It’s one o’clock at the Bite food festival at the RDS and, even for me, it’s too early to crack into the drink. Some of us are meant to be working. T(...)

A big thank you to everyone who nominated shops in our Best Shops 2015 competition which closed earlier this week with 31,126 nominations for close(...)

Swim Ireland’s high performance director Peter Banks: I think the environment will be good for everybody. It will certainly help [Irish swimming] if he does what he is capable of doing.” Photograph: Inpho

A former member of the USA Swimming national team will arrive in Dublin next month with a view to competing for Ireland and qualifying for the 2016 Ol(...)

Shane Dooley scored 1-14 in Offaly’s victory over Laois at O’Moore Park. Photograph:    Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Laois 0-23 Offaly 1-24 This was the 38th Allianz League meeting between these two midland neighbours and Laois were hoping to claim back to back victo(...)

The Nire’s Conor Gleeson fields the ball with John Galvin of Cratloe attempting tyo block. Photograph: Ken Sutton/Inpho

Munster Club Senior Football Championship The Nire 1-13 Cratloe 2-8 After extra-time Cratloe’s hopes of a Munster senior club championship double we(...)

The Nire 1-11 Ballylanders 0-7 Though they had two players black-carded Waterford champions, The Nire, cruised to a comfortable win in the Munster clu(...)