President Michael D Higgins, delivers the commencement speech at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana, US, yesterday. Photograph: Steve C Mitchell/EPA

Many new emigrants to the United States, while feeling a sense of loss at leaving Ireland, are highly skilled and have opportunities to use those skil(...)

Volkswagen has the best reputation among Irish consumers according to a new survey. Photograph: Joel Saget/AFP/GettyImages)

Volkswagen has been named the most reputable organisation in Ireland, according to a new survey, followed by SuperValu and An Post, with Google and Bo(...)

Sky’s the limit

It didn’t take the most acute foresight for the Gaelic Athletic Association to anticipate the uproar in some quarters by the decision to sell t(...)

 Clare’s triple goal scorer Shane O Donnell and Cork’s Brian Murphy in action during the All Ireland Hurling Final replay between Cork and Clare on Saturday. Photograph: Alan Betson / THE IRISH TIMES

A shining example of sportsmanship, it certainly is. High praise this morning for the game of hurling in the wake of last weekend’s All Ireland final (...)

County Clare native Fr Kevin McNamara is a priest in Knocknagree, Co. Cork and is not shy about telling his local parishioners that he will be cheering for the banner county againt Cork in Saturday’s All Ireland hurling final replay. He is surrounded by Cork fans Mary O’Halloran, Joan Collins, Andy O’Halloran, Brendan Hickey, Mary O’Connor, Katelyn Fleming, Jimmy O’Sullivan and Christina Fleming. Picture: Eamonn Keogh

in Kilbrin, Co CorkThe beech trees that stand sentinel in the heart of Kilbrin village are turning an autumnal russet as September prepares to slip in(...)

Hawk-Eye on trial

The furore generated by the malfunction of the Hawk-Eye score detection system in Croke Park last weekend came at a bad time for all concerned. The Ga(...)

John Delaney of the FAI leaving the Dáil today after appearing before a committee looking at the effects of a possible ban on  sponsorship of sporting events by alcohol suppliers. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Ireland's three main sports organisations are all opposed to a ban on alcohol sponsorship for major sporting events, an Oireachtas Committee ha(...)

Tackling cynical fouling
  • Sport
  • March 23, 2013, 06:00

With little fanfare, the Gaelic Athletic Association sits down this weekend in Derry for a very important annual congress. Among the lengthy li(...)