Clare manager Davy Fitzgerald reacts on the sideline. Photograph: Inpho/Cathal Noonan

As ever, the anatomy of victory and defeat hinges on perspective. Last September, Jimmy Barry-Murphy came within seconds of conjuring up what would p(...)

 Budapest’s Sziget music festival is on an island in the Danube River

Sónar Barcelona, Spain, June 12th-14th There’s no shortage of music festivals to choose from in and around Barcelona, but Sónar might be (...)

Under new legislation, driving unaccompanied and failing to display an L-place will incur two penalty points. Photograph:  Matt Kavanagh

Unaccompanied learner drivers are eight times more likely to be involved in a fatal crash compared with those accompanied by an experienced motorist, (...)

Chelsea’s goalkeeper Petr Cech collides with Atletico Madrid’s Raul Garcia (8) during their Champions League semi-final first leg soccer match at the Vicente Calderon stadium in Madrid. Photograph: Paul Hanna / Reuters

Atletico Madrid 0 Chelsea 0 There is no point in dressing it up as s(...)

Maghaberry prison: children’s charity Barnardo’s Northern Ireland has described children with a parent in prison as the forgotten victims of crime. Photograph: Pacemaker Belfast 4:02

A total of 25,000 child visits were recorded by the Northern Ireland Prison Service during 2013, a figure that has emerged as a new scheme aims(...)

Rhy Priestland returns to the Scarlets side after his  Six Nations Championship campaign with Wales. Photograph: Inpho.

With their fourth successive win for the first time in a dozen years last weekend over Newport at Rodney Parade, (...)

Speeding fines: last year 1,754 drivers escaped points after making a poor-box contribution. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Last week the property developer Niall Mellon appeared in court for not paying an €80 fixed-penalty notice for speeding. Judge Michael Coghlan (...)

Not learning: One in every 15 road fatalities involves an unaccompanied learner driver, according to the Department of Justice. Photograph: Thinkstock.

Just over one in five learner drivers summonsed for driving unaccompanied was convicted last year, and not one received the maximum fine of €1,(...)

Ulster’s Craig Gilroy at Ravenhill this week. “I’m fully fit now and I’m good to go again.” Photograph: Inpho

“He’s a fair coach. That’s all you can ask,” said Craig Gilroy this week. The Irish and Ulster winger was referring to (...)

A 1984 photograph of then Apple chief executive Steve Jobs (left) and president John Sculley presenting the new Macintosh desktop computer. photograph: ap

“Still standing at the intersection of technology and the liberal arts. Happy Birthday Mac!” With that tweet, sent out by Tim Cook last weekend at a 3(...)