Darren O’Dea has said he is still willing to listen to offers from overseas. Photograph: Inpho

Darren O’Dea insists that he is still open to another offer from overseas despite stints in Canada and Ukraine that arguably knocked his career off tr(...)

Former Donegal manager Jim McGuinness believes his county will overcome the challenge of Tyrone in Ballybofey. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Sometimes it’s worth travelling to London, compliments of Sky Sports, to interview one of the most interesting and divisive minds in Gaelic games. Eve(...)

A welcome for migrants

Public attitudes to immigration are generally positive in this society, having regard to the recent economic crash, high unemployment and the pressure(...)

Celtic manager Ronny Deila has led his side to winning the Scottish Premiership title. Photograph: Reuters.

Celtic chief executive Peter Lawwell admits they took a risk in appointing Ronny Deila as manager – but he feels the Norwegian’s first title win can b(...)

Kris Commons scores Celtic’s third goal from the penalty spot against Dundee at Parkhead in the Scottish Premiership. Photograph: Reuters.

Celtic 5 (Griffiths 30, Brown 37, Commons 71 (pen), Forrest 77, Biton 88) Dundee 0 Celtic are within 90 minutes of winning the Scottish Pr(...)

Lenny Abrahamson’s Frank, starring Michael Fassbender as an eccentric musician who wears a huge false head at all times. The movie has picked up nine Ifta nominations

Two very different films concerning troubled men have topped the nominations for this year’s Irish Film and Television Awards (Ifta). Lenny Abr(...)

Members of Karen Buckley’s graduation class at her funeral  in Analeentha, Mourneabbey, Co. Cork. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

In Analeentha churchyard as the funeral Mass was ending, a group of young nurses stepped from the crowd and formed two straight lines on either side o(...)

Sometimes it’s best to leave things alone. You may remember I returned to the word humbug last February after first addressing it before Christmas. Th(...)

At the top of the Irish list are Hilary and Alannah Weston (above), the Dublin-born mother and daughter from the family which controls Brown Thomas and Penneys in Ireland and Selfridges and Primark in the UK. The family is valued at some €15 billion. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

The richest 250 people in Ireland are worth a combined €75.03 billion and have seen their wealth increase by 15.9 per cent in the last year, according(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin during his keynote speech at the party’s ardfheis in Dublin on Saturday night. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times.

Make no mistake about it - the general election campaign is under way.At least nine months out from the the polls, Micheál Martin used his party’s ard(...)