Garda Superintendent Sarah Meyler of the National Vetting Bureau, Kieran Downey of Garda IT,  GAA children’s officer Gearóid Ó Maoilmhichíl and Assistant Garda Commissioner Jack Nolan during the launch of the eVetting System at the DMR Regional Office, Garda Headquarters, Harcourt Square, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Garda vetting for people applying to work with children or vulnerable people will be completed within days rather than weeks under a new “e-vetting” s(...)

 The GAA is calling on members of all its clubs and members of the public to join them in Croke Park on Sunday April 24th for the 1916 Rising commemorative event. Photo: Cody Glenn/Sportsfile

GAA president Aogán Ó Fearghail was the first to articulate in public the odd coincidence that marked this year’s All-Ireland club finals. Speaking (...)

GAA All-Star hurler Joe Canning, whose brother Ivan is set to take a seat on Galway County Council. File photograph: ©INPHO/Donall Farmer

A member of one of the best-known GAA families in the country is about to enter politics. Ivan Canning, older brother of All-Star hurlers Joe and Oll(...)

Maria Sharapova claimed to have been taking meldonium for 10 years and to be unaware it was added to Wada’s prohibited-substance list. Photograph: Thomas Peter/Reuters

The GAA has warned senior intercounty players that they must adhere to all revisions and updates to the World Anti-Doping Agency’s (Wada) prohibited-s(...)

GAA Congress are to debate returning games to free to air television, which would prevent any extension of their current deal with Sky. Photograph: Inpho

Next month’s GAA Congress will debate the future of the GAA’s pay-per-view TV rights, potentially ending any extension of the current deal with Sky. (...)

There is now the beginning of a movement to keep players in the game purely because they enjoy the game. Photograph: Eric Luke

‘Joyce Carol Oates,” came the waspish, delighted reply from Gore Vidal in answering his own challenge to name the three saddest words in the English l(...)

Maire O’Leary, Kelly Walsh and Shannen Murphy from Coláiste Iósaef in Limerick with their project on “Should the GAA go professional?” Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

With the possible exception of the black card there is no more contentious subject in the GAA than professionalism. Turns out the latest research on (...)

Conor McGregor prior to his featherweight title fight against Jose Aldo during UFC 194  in Las Vegas. Photograph:  Steve Marcus/Getty Images

It’s always fun to watch worlds colliding. When GAA President Aogán Ó Fearghail was put on the spot over the weekend out in Texas as to whether or not(...)

Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly: Dublin City Council had been unable to sign off on the deal without the Minister’s approval. Photograph: Alan Betson

Plans for a major development at Croke Park, including a new main entrance to the stadium and the regeneration of the Croke Villas flat complex, have(...)

John McGurk, practising for a charity boxing night. Photograph: Lavey GAA

A former all-Ireland football championship winner has been ordered to stand trial accused of stealing over £500,000 from his employer. At Coleraine M(...)