Páraic Duffy, director general of the GAA Photograph: INPHO/James Crombie

The controversial GAA broadcast deal is good for emigrants, according to GAA director-general Paraic Duffy

Goldsmiths Se O’Donoghue and Lee Harding of Da Capo jewellers unveil the Brian Boru millennium crown  at Dublin Castle yesterday. Photograph: Dave Meehan

The former high king of Ireland is still a revered historical figure

Local property tax was paid by 90% of homes but Revenue sent letters on household charge to 250,000. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien /  The Irish Times

Body has sent letters to 250,000 over arrears on unpaid €100 household charge

GAA director general Paraic Duffy: “It is simply not possible for the GAA to ensure free-to-air coverage at home while at the same time making its games accessible to Irish people abroad.” Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Director general says it is ‘no longer tenable’ for GAA to see its audience as Irish people who live in Ireland

TV3 chief executive David McRedmond: “The new [HD] studio is starting to come through. It’s working both for us on air and it is also working in international sales and that really matters.” Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/Irish Times

Broadcasters who depend on acquired content are ‘dead’ in the long-term, he says

Minister for Children Frances Fitzgerald said there are approximately 1,000 applicants who wish to adopt in Ireland. Photograph: Alan Betson

Minister says applicants must be ‘realistic’ when looking at adopting from abroad

Sir Roger Casement: Irish prisoners of war in Germany were furious when he denounced John Redmond as a “traitor” and the Home Rule 
Bill as a “pretence”

Casement’s attempt to raise German-Irish brigade an abysmal failure

Diarmaid Ferriter: decision was taken without consulting the expert advisory group on the centenary, which includes himself and other prominent historians. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Professor Diarmuid Ferriter said presence of royals could end up ‘distorting history’

The Charge of the Light Brigade at Balaclava. Photograph: Time Life Pictures/Getty Images

An Irishman’s Diary about Irish soldiers in the Crimean War

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Galway 5 2 1 2 6-88 4-87 7 5
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