Siptu’s education sector had proposed that the union should disaffiliate from the Labour Party and instead establish a relationship with community groups and parties of the left.

A bid to have the country’s largest trade union sever its links with the Labour Party has failed. At Siptu’s biennial delegate conference in Cork on W(...)

A white swallow at Tacumshin from a photograph by Eric Dempsey. Illustration: Michael Viney

If I were going there this weekend – and I’m sorry I’m not, it’s too far – we would end up taking the road from Wexford to Kilmore Quay and then, a(...)

An image from the Road Tramps website. Andrew O’Donoghue was a member of the Limerick-based motorcycle club.

Hundreds of bikers from across the country have escorted a murdered “brother” on one of his final journeys along narrow country roads in Co Limerick. (...)

Andrew O’Donoghue was shot outside the Road Tramps Motorcycle Club Ireland club house Murrore, Co Limerick, at approximately 3.10pm on Saturday.

Gardaí believe a dispute between different elements of the Irish biker scene led to the shooting dead of motorcycle enthusiast Andrew O’Donoghue. Ther(...)

James O’Donoghue scored for Terenure in their 20-8 win at Cork Constitution. Photograph: Inpho

With Clontarf slipping up at St. Mary’s on Friday night, Terenure College closed in on a home semi-final in Ulster Bank League Division 1A with a well(...)

GAA’s annual report for 2014 showed hurling championship income outstripping football championship income for the first time.

Not for the first time the GAA has found itself defending an apparent bias in funding towards Dublin. Figures released in the 2014 financial report s(...)

The GAA Finance Report Media Briefinghas shown that Hurling gate receipts in 2014 were higher than those of football. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Hurling championship gate receipts have opened a notable gap on football for the first time in GAA history, helping contribute to a €2m increase in to(...)

The ex-French mare Vroum Vroum Mag, seen here winning  at Thurles last month, may  bid to extend her unbeaten record in Ireland to four at Naas on Saturday. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/INPHO

The odds appear to be against National Hunt fans experiencing any action in Ireland until the weekend, when the Naas authorities don’t foresee any pr(...)

It has been alleged Credit Suisse will face legal action from some of the people who were approached to fund the development of the Hertsmere building in Canary Wharf, London. Photograph: Philipp Schmidli/Bloomberg

An Irish investor who claimed last year to have bought a major building in London for £1 billion (€1.24 billion) residential development in Canary (...)

For what is likely to be the first time, the All-Ireland hurling championship has taken in more gate receipts than its football equivalent.Yesterday’(...)