The Independent Alliance, headed by Independent TD Shane Ross and Michael Fitzmaurice  is to field up to 20 candidates in the upcoming general election.

The Independent Alliance is to field up to 20 candidates in the upcoming general election. The group - headed by Independent TD Shane Ross and Michael(...)

Westmeath’s Paul Sharry celebrates with John Egan and David Lynch at the final whistle in Croke Park. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

It was long after the final whistle, maybe half an hour. The Dublin and Kildare teams were out on the pitch, shuttling through the last of their warm-(...)

Managers Jason Ryan and Jim Gavin shake hands at the end of the game. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

What does Jim Gavin take from these matches in Leinster? Kildare were dispatched yesterday by a chastening 19 points. It did drag down the average w(...)

Senator Feargal Quinn: joins TDs John Halligan, Finian McGrath and Tom Fleming in the grouping. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Senator Feargal Quinn is to join the Independent Alliance, it has emerged. Mr Quinn is expected to confirm his decision at a press conference today. T(...)

Meath’s goalkeeper Paddy O’Rourke was given a red card for this collision with Kieran Martin. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

A Dublin footballer, momentarily lost in the Croke Park media room, wondered aloud about the first Leinster semi-final. Kieran Martin happened, we te(...)

Dublin’s Diarmuid Connolly scores the  first of his two goals in the Leinster SFC semi-final against Kildare at Croke park. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Things could have worked out a bit better for Kildare: not in the obvious sense that applies to any 19-point defeat but in the way the afternoon unfol(...)

The Meath side is considerably stronger with Kevin Reilly (above) and Michael Newman back along with Mickey Burke, Bryan Menton and Cormac McGill made a strong impact during the league at full back. Photograph: Inpho

Dublin’s provincial supremacy has frustrated no county as much as Meath, runners-up in the last three Leinster finals and the last team to defeat the (...)

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(...)

Photograph: Alan Betson

Last October the Minister for Justice announced the appointment of a working group to examine what improvement should be made to the State’s direct pr(...)

 Keith Wood: former Ireland captain will features in TV3’s coverage of the Rugby World Cup. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

The Rugby World Cup, Red Rock and Big Brother feature prominently in TV3’s autumn-winter schedule. New programmes will include a documentary se(...)