The Slí na gCopaleen, as it’s called, starts on Friday in the village of Derrybeg

In the original Irish, Gort a’ Choirce was just a field of oats, literally. But the Donegal village that has since grown up where the cereal used to b(...)

Talks about drawing up protocols for new out of competition testing have yet to take place between the ITBA and the Turf Club. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Talks are due to take place between the Turf Club and the Irish Thoroughbred Breeders Association to start implementing protocols for out of competit(...)

Mark Farren in action in 2006. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Soccer star Mark Farren has been laid to rest alongside his late triplets after his battle with cancer. The 33-year-old has been remembered as one of(...)

The FAI’s licensing process explicitly requires clubs to be able to guarantee the availability of their home ground for all games. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Champions Dundalk face the possibility of having to play some or all of their home games during the coming season away from Oriel Park. Their failur(...)

Galway native Patrick Hoban will join Stevenage on loan. Photograph: Getty Images

Former League of Ireland top scorer Patrick Hoban has signed a one month loan deal with League Two club Stevenage, but he’ll miss out on linking up wi(...)

The Marianella seminary, church and grounds, on 3.28 hectares (8.11 acres), were sold to Cairn Homes last June

The final Mass at the Redemptorist congregation’s Marianella centre in Dublin’s Rathgar takes place tomorrow morning. The Marianella seminary, churc(...)

British prime minister Herbert Henry Asquith: told the House of Commons that, since the outbreak of war, Britain had sustained 549,467 casualties. Photograph: Hulton Archive/Getty Images

January 29th, 1916 The extraordinary rate of casualties for the British army in just 15 months of fighting was laid in front of the House of Common(...)

 Former crèche worker Luana Lucchesi leaving a hearing at the Employment Appeals Tribunal,  Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

A former crèche worker has denied verbally and physically abusing children in her care and said she felt her dismissal from the position in July 2013 (...)

The scene following the shooting of   Detective Garda Adrian Donohoe near Dundalk, Co Louth. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Gardaí have issued a fresh appeal for information on the murder of Detective Garda Adrian Donohoe, who was shot dead outside a Co Louth post office in(...)

Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill in the Oriel Park stand watching Dundalk’s  Uefa Champions League second qualifying round match against FC Bate Borisov  last July. Photograph:  Brian Lawless/PA Wire

League champions Dundalk appear to be edging towards a move away from the club’s home at Oriel Park, with the FAI confirming that it has lobbied Lout(...)