Kerry’s Paul Murphy: “There will be good competition there next year but that is only good for Kerry.” Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Kerry footballer Paul Murphy had no reservations about dropping last month’s All Star trip to Boston to represent his club in the East Kerry final in(...)

Igor Shadzkou meeting Marie Cox from Castlebar, Co Mayo, last December as the Chernobyl Children International charity arrived at Dublin Airport.  Photograph: Brian Mcevoy

The Cox family watched with amazement Belarusian orphan Igor Shadzkou’s reaction as he experienced rain drops touching his skin and saw stars in th(...)

Minister of State with responsibility for Primary and Social Care Kathleen Lynch: will address national summit for disabilities at which measures to tackle alleged abuse at Áras Attracta will be outlined.    Photograph: Alan Betson

The Health Service Executive is expected to pause its inquiry into the Áras Attracta care home scandal until after An Garda Síochána completes its in(...)

Paddy ‘Rala’ O’Reilly celebrates with the Ireland rugby team on there way back to Dublin after winning the Six Nations last season. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Paddy O’Reilly, or ‘Rala’ as the Irish rugby team calls him, has been Ireland’s bagman for the last 20 years and ‘Baggage Master’, an uppity title (...)

Marsha Mehran lived a reclusive life, an inquest heard

A coroner in Co Mayo has recorded an open verdict at an inquest into the death of an Iranian novelist at a rented apartment in Co Mayo.Marsha Mehran ((...)

Donie Shine leaves the field injured after the Connacht championship game with Mayo in June. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Roscommon forward Donie Shine is looking to put a disappointing 2014 behind him as he edges closer to a national football league return from injury, a(...)

A still from the RTÉ Prime Time programme about conditions in the  Áras Attracta facility in Co Mayo

The litany of abuses revealed in Irish society over recent years, including that at Swinford’s Áras Attracta broadcast on Prime Time last Tuesday nigh(...)

 Sky’s Sports pundit Peter Canavan (centre), flanked by former Kerry footballer Darragh Ó Sé and presenter and former Ireland rugby international  Brian Carney (right). Photograph: James Crombie / Inpho

Bewilderment; can be summed up by a British tweeter’s attempts at watching the debut of Gaelic Games on Sky Sports last summer. “Is this r(...)

Paul Brennan, seen here in action for Leitrim, could play for Donegal next season. Photograph: James Crombie / Inpho

The now completed transfer of Leitrim footballer Paul Brennan to Donegal club Bundoran was “mooted” by both the club and the Donegal set-up, according(...)

A staff member (seated) at Áras Attracta kicks resident Ivy McGinty on Tuesday’s Prime Time report on RTÉ. 1:36

It would be comforting, at the end of a week of troubling revelations in the health service, to think that the appalling scenes of abuse at Áras Attra(...)