Tipperary’s James Barry is brought out to centre back with Tomás Hamill getting a run at full back against Dublin at Thurles. Photograph: Alan Betson
Weekend GAA previews

SATURDAY (Matches at 7.0 unless stated) AIB All-Ireland club SFC semi-finals Ballyboden St Enda’s (Dublin) v Clonmel Commercials (Tipperary), O’(...)

Party leaders at the TV3/Newstalk debate last night. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Leaders’ debates live on television are strange animals. It’s good to win, but the priority is not to lose. If you make one big gaffe, or get caught o(...)

Angela O’Kelly at  home with some of her favourite black items, and some of her own jewellery. Photograph:  Nick Bradshaw

Internationally renowned jewellery maker and curator Angela O’Kelly lives in Co Dublin. Made from paper, plastic, fabric and precious metals, her nec(...)

Crossmaglen Rangers’ Tony Kernan: “We thought maybe the amount of Ulster clubs and All-Irelands we had, that was going to be our lot.” Photograph: Matt Mackey/Inpho

On Saturday night in Breffni Park the AIB All-Ireland semi-final between Crossmaglen and Castlebar is expected to produce the club that will win this (...)

 Michael Healy Rae: “What I am saying to people in north Kerry is to give me a chance this time and judge me the next time.” File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

It’s a dreary cold February afternoon and Tralee is taciturn. With Christmas well gone and the summer tourists months away, you’d say might be the low(...)

With Danny Healy Rae focusing his efforts on this part of the county, the family political dynasty believes he might have an outside chance of springing a surprise. File photograph: PA Wire

The surprise addition of Danny Healy Rae to the ballot paper in Kerry has the potential to the change the complexion of the race - but his chances of (...)

Danny Healy-Rae is to run alongside his brother Michael in the upcoming general election. Photograph: PA Wire

With only a few minutes to go until the noon deadline for handing in nomination papers for the general election, Danny Healy-Rae arrived in the county(...)

The recount for the Listowel municipal district was ordered after a legal challenge by Independent candidate Dan Kiely, who missed out on a council seat by two votes. The recount got underway at the John Mitchels GAA Club in Tralee on Wednesday. File photograph: Collins.

The recounting of votes from the 2014 local elections in the Listowel district in Co Kerry has been suspended to allow candidates to seek the adjudica(...)

Fianna Fáil’s Charlie McConalogue (above) has 17 per cent support in the opinion poll in Donegal. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Fianna Fáil look poised to land a shock result in the general election by taking two seats out of five in the new constituency of Donegal, according t(...)

Waves crash against the harbour wall in Lyme Regis, Dorset in England. Photograph: Steve Parsons/PA

More than 100 passengers on a ferry sailing between France and Ireland were forced to take shelter off the UK coast on Monday after heavy seas and st(...)