Serbia’s Novak Djokovic tries to shoo a bird from the court during his men’s singles first round match against Germany’s Philipp Kohlschreiber on day one of the 2015 Wimbledon Championships. Photograph: Glyn Kirk

First days and even first weeks can be like a procession of champions tramping down the wannabes. The top seeds and celebs took comfort from that on (...)

Leinster’s Ian Madigan says battle for places is intense. Photograph: Cathal Noonan

He is 26-years-old. By the time the next World Cup arrives he will be 30. There is no sense that Ian Madigan is panicking. He is over the first selec(...)

Ken Williams with his wife Elles and daughter Daisy in London.

When I was eleven I wanted to live in Hamburg. I also wanted to be a cartographer and was obsessed with what I called “instrumental” music. I’m not(...)

David Speedie pictured leaving the Four Courts after the opening day of a High Court action for damages. Photograph: Courts Collins

A former Premiership footballer has claimed a newspaper defamed him by falsely saying he was linked to Dublin gangland figures and crime. David Speedi(...)

A view of a Moy Park plant. The poultry producer has been sold by its owner to a 	Brazilian company in a deal worth €1.32 billion. Photograph: Brian Hallam/Moy Park

Moy Park, Northern Ireland’s biggest private employer, has been sold by its Brazilian owner to a local rival in a deal worth €1.32 billion. Debt-la(...)

Under the redevlopment plan, the 39-year-old stadium in Blackrock, Cork, will be extensively redesigned with capacity being increased from its current level of 43,000 to 45,000 with two new stands

The €70 million redevelopment of Páirc Uí Chaoimh in Cork will make it an ideal venue for major outdoor concerts, music promoter Peter Aiken has said (...)

When Mr Justice Seamus Noonan in the High Court  observed the costs of the case of a woman with a severe personality disorder would fund a purpose-built unit  in the Republic, Gerry Durcan SC, for the woman, said the legal costs of similar cases involving vulnerable young people over the last 20 years would pay for an entire “purpose-built system”. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

A High Court judge has said the costs of legal proceedings by the HSE aimed at keeping an 18-year-old woman with a severe personality disorder in a sp(...)

 Despite having the   largest population Dublin city has only been ranked sixth in a measure of  fast food outlets based on the size of population. Dublin city has   six McDonald’s branches.

Swords, a relatively prosperous area with a large youth population, ranks as Ireland’s fast food capital, according to a study by the online doctor se(...)

The Battle of Waterloo was fought 200 years ago, on June 18th, 1815. Above, Napoleon’s retreat from the Battle of Waterloo. Image: After a painting by Steuben. Photograph by Hulton Archive/Getty Images

The Duke of Wellington never did say about his Irish birth “just because you are born in a stable does not make you a horse”. It was said by Daniel O(...)

33 Baymount Park, Clontarf, Dublin 3

Address: 33 Baymount Park, Clontarf, Dublin 3 Agent: Gunne In a cul-de-sac off Mount Prospect Avenue, this three-bedroom semi-detached hou(...)