Meath’s David Dalton, Donal Keogan and Conor McGill dejected after the westmeath defeat. They play Tyrone next. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

As if it wasn’t bad enough to surrender a 10-point lead and lose to your near-neighbours for the first time ever in Championship football on the Sunda(...)

Offaly’s Niamh Larkin tackles Wexford goalkeeper Laura Brennan at Birr. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Kilkenny made it two from two in Group Two of the Liberty Insurance senior camogie championship, showing no sympathy to a severely understrength Clare(...)

Down’s Donal O’Harewho looks to be fit again,  battles against Derry’s Dermot McBride and Sean Leo McGoldrick during the Ulster quarter-finalat  Celtic Park, Derry. Photograph: Inpho

Malachy Clerkin The most potent 15 minutes of Wexford’s year – and of David Power’s time in charge – came after half-time in their Leinster Championsh(...)

Each Saturday on irishtimes.com/weddings we'll report on couples’ love stories. We'll tell the tales and show the pictures of these fabul(...)

Ben Okri (above), Marian Keyes, Anne Enright, Roddy Doyle,  Lynda La Plante,  Paul Durcan,  Sara Baume, Michael Harding, Colin Barrett and Paul Murray are the big names at this weekend’s Hay Festival Kells. Photograph: Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert/Getty Images

Festival ready Meath Waving goodbye to the Body & Soul mob, the Royal County prepares for another festival this weekend as the literary cro(...)

Kevin Foley scored seven points as Wexford beat Offaly to reach the Leinster U’21 final. Photograph: Sportsfile

Wexford 2-16 Offaly 1-12 A superb display of sharp shooting from Kevin Foley proved decisive as Wexford booked their safe passage to the final (...)

David Speedie pictured leaving the Four Courts after the opening day of a High Court action for damages. Photograph: Courts Collins

A former Premiership footballer has claimed a newspaper defamed him by falsely saying he was linked to Dublin gangland figures and crime. David Speedi(...)

Dalata now has a portfolio of some 7,480 rooms across 46 hotels

Dalata is to rebrand 10 of its newly acquired hotels, including six which previously traded under the Bewley brand. The company said it is to invest €(...)

Roscommon play Cavan in the qualifiers. The draw was made on Monday morning. Photo: Inpho

The Round 2A Football Championship Draw and Round 1 Hurling Championship draw took place on Monday morning, throwing up some interesting fixtures. Ros(...)

Kilkenny’s Ger Aylward scores his third and his side’s fifth goal at yesterday’s Leinster GAA Hurling Senior Championship Semi-Final, at Nowlan Park, Kilkenny. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Kilkenny and Tipperary may have been late into the action in this season’s All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship but their respective performances a(...)