Toulouse’s Irish player Trevor Brennan punches an Ulster fan ahead of a Heineken Cup match in 2007 Photograph: Pascal Pavani/AFP/Getty Images)

“Roy, will you be the best there ever was in the game?” “That’s right.” She pulled the trigger (thrum of bull fiddle). - The Natural, Bernard Malam(...)

Karl Lacey has been ruled out of Donegal’s All ireland qualifier against Galway. Photograph: Inpho

Karl Lacey has been ruled out of Donegal’s All-Ireland qualifier clash with Galway on Saturday because of a knee injury. The four-time All Star defend(...)

Walk: Crohane Mountain, Co Kerry Map: Ordnance Survey. Discovery Series. Sheet 79 Start & finish: At th(...)

Jurys Hotel in Ballsbridge pictured in 2005. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times.

Ulster Bank has chosen a consortium including Joe O’Reilly’s Chartered Land as the preferred bidder for the Ballsbridge hotel sites that were acqui(...)

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Of all the changes wrought by the financial crisis and the subsequent advent of austerity, the introduction of a broad range of banking charges may(...)

Visits to international events included Unite 3D in Seattle, SxSW in Austin, Texas (above), and 12 trade shows and conferences. Photograph: Michael Buckner/Getty Images

A unique cross-regional programme aimed at maximising the economic potential of the creative industries sector has just drawn to a close. Over the pas(...)

 Billy Kane: says the funding  will  be used to “fuel growth in SME lending” and “build out” its agri-leasing activities.  Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Irish financial services group Finance Ireland is seeking to raise €230 million in debt and equity funding to spur its future growth. The privately o(...)

Colm McFadden, seen here in action against Derry in the Ulster semi-final, is playing his best football since Donegal’s All-Ireland win. Photograph: Andrew Paton/Presseye/Inpho

In the space of a few years these counties have passed milestones in Ulster football. Monaghan are in a third successive final for the first time in (...)

 Leo Cullen: preparing Leinster to play Edinburgh on September 4th. Photograph: Inpho/Cathal Noonan

Leinster, who look certain to keep Leo Cullen as head coach this season but will recruit a backs coach before November, open their Guinness Pro12 camp(...)

The Irish Village Markets Thursday market on the Grand Canal at Mespil Road

You can’t swing a bunch of organic mud-encrusted heirloom carrots these days without hitting a farmers’ market. And while they’re a great way to si(...)