Ulster have received a boost with the news that captain Rory Best has signed a new two-year contract to stay with the province. Photograph: James Crosbie/Inpho.

Guinness Pro12 League Leinster v Ulster RDS, Friday, 7.35pm TG4, BBC NI It’s almost remarkable to think that these two were con(...)

GAA Football All Ireland Senior Championship Final, Croke Park, Dublin 21/9/2014Donegal vs KerryDonegal’s manager Jim McGuinnessMandatory Credit ©INPHO/James Crombie

It was near four in the morning when he got back to Glasgow after Celtic’s trip to Norway for their Europa League game with Molde, and then there w(...)

“[Diarmuid Connolly] has all the talent but he’s matched that in with his physicality, his work rate and with his leadership of the team,” says St Vincents teammate Paddy Andrews. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

TODAY Dublin SHC final Cuala v St Judes Parnell Park, 3.0 It’s hard to imagine two Dublin clubs more eager and ambitious heading into this hurling sho(...)

Lifetime Achievement Award winner Brendan OCarroll  at the Ifta Gala Television Awards 2015. Photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins Photos

Brendan O’Carroll was among the big winners at this year’s Ifta Gala Television Awards held last night (Thurs), when he received a Lifetime Achievemen(...)

‘Red Rock’ matriarchs: Actors Denise McCormack (left) and Cathy Belton  on the set of the TV3 soap, which has received a further €700,000 in BAI funding.

TV3’s soap opera Red Rock has been awarded public funding of €700,000 as part of the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland’s latest round of grants under (...)

 Aran Islander photographed in 1955. Photograph: George Pickow/Three Lions/Getty Images

Purist Irish-language practitioners who frown on phrases such as “mo bhicycle” and “mo mhobile fón” are a “pain in the neck”, according to a Californi(...)

Fishermen at the pier on Inishbofin Co Donegal. Photograph: Loïc Jourdain

“I’m not going to sell out my children’s rights, though I could do with the money - small enough as it is. At least I can sleep at night...” When Done(...)

Senator Paschal Mooney said An Post was “inherently inefficient” in collecting the licence fee.

Fine Gael Senator Michael Mullins has called for a Seanad debate on the funding of public service broadcasting. He said figures showed that 87 per cen(...)

Gráinne McElwain: the TG4 woman gives it her best, year in, year out, her efforts bordering on the heroic, but she rarely gets anywhere. Photograph: Bryan Brophy/1IMAGE

Gráinne McElwain has her work cut out every September. First she has to try to get Cork manager Éamonn Ryan to concede that he’s half decent at his jo(...)

“All this – and RTÉ says there are 93 new action-points in the Meáin Ghaeilge RTÉ, Action Plan 2015-2019 plan – does rather give the impression that every week will be Seachtain na Gaeilge out at Montrose.” File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Reading that RTÉ’s 2fm is to offer bilingual English-Irish news bulletins reminded me of those cooking-for-toddler days. There are entire books devote(...)