Pupils from St. Molaga’s N.S., Balbriggan Co. Dublin, Caitlin Tiernan and Tomas Baxter  pull faces as part of their warm up at Feis Ceoil 2014. Photograph: PA 2:45

If you walk past the RDS today and listen carefully you will hear the faint sound of music; a staccato of scales and songs drifting over the ai(...)

A week after letting a two-goal lead slip in their draw with leaders UCD, Railway Union have another testing league fixture, against in-form Pembroke (...)

Connacht coach Pat Lam is struggling with an escalation of injury problems. Photograph: Dan Sheridan

Sport has an uncanny knack of reuniting people. On Friday night at the RDS Leinster outhalf Ian Madigan shifted to inside centre for the last nine min(...)

Mossley man John Jackson will lead Ireland at the European Hockey Championships next weekend following the release of the 18-player men’s senior squad(...)

‘It probably seems a bit crazy, especially when we’re not getting paid, but it’s sport we’re doing it for, it’s not about money,’ says 200-times capped Ireland hockey international Nikki Symmons.

Not everyone who knows her has been convinced by the wisdom of her commitment to her sport for over a decade: “People always say, ‘you have no life!’,(...)

Stepaside village. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Why now? In the past five years, Stepaside has been completely regenerated, says Gary Marshall, a negotiator with selling agent Vincent Finnegan and a(...)

A leg up: fee-paying schools are seen to give students an advantage. St Michael’s College and Blackrock College clash in the Leinster Schools Senior Cup Final last month. Photograph: Eric Luke

Should the state support fee-paying schools? This question is arguably the most divisive in Irish education today, pitting parent against parent, t(...)