Brendan Howlin, Aodháin Ó Ríordáin, Alex White, Kathleen Lynch, Jed Nash and Jan O’Sullivan at the Labour party conference in Killarney at the weekend. Photograph: Cyril Byrne 2:20

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Louth manager Colin Kelly: his side maintained an upward trajectory with a deserved win over 14-man Wexford. Photograph: Inpho

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Mayo’s Cillian O’Connor make his first start of the year as his side face Monaghan at MacHale Park. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

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Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin: ‘We did it in a very different way from the Greeks . . . But we got spectacular success.’ Photograph: Eric Luke

As the pre-election demands from Syriza ran into European realpolitik in recent weeks, those in the Coalition have exuded a degree of satisfaction.(...)

Minister for Public Expenditure  Brendan Howlin: “We had to make contingency plans for the collapse of the euro at that time. They were scary, scary times.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The Economic Management Council drew up contingency plans for the collapse of the euro when the single currency entered its most serious period of cr(...)

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Don Keough was among the first recipients of an Irish Presidential Distinguished Service Award honouring members of the Irish diaspora

Irish-American businessman Don Keough, a champion of Ireland who promoted Irish studies in the US and encouraged American corporate investment into Ir(...)

The Ballyturk Group at The Irish Times Theatre Awards: Clive Welsh, Teho Teardo, John Crumlish, Eamonn Fox, Sophie Flynn, Anne Clarke, Paul Fahy, Stephen Rea, Tom Rohan, Helen Atkinson, Jamie Vartan and Val Sherlock. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times. 3:30

“I’ve known him longer than I’ve known my husband,” said Irish stage, television and film actor Sinéad Cusack of her friend Stephen Rea backstage a(...)

Antrim versus Limerick - Limerick’s Shane Dowling battles with Antrim’s Neal McAuley. Photograph: John McIlwaine/Inpho

An Antrim goal two minutes into the second half in Sunday’s Division 1B encounter against Limerick looked to have put them in a great position to p(...)

Liam Óg McGovern: was in outstanding form for Wexford against Offaly.

Offaly 0-12 Wexford 2-15 A solid display with some fine point-taking thrown into the mix saw Wexford continue their winning start in O’Connor Park y(...)