Eoghan Ruth scored late on as Éire Óg earned a draw against Rathvilly in the Carlow SFC Final. Photograph:  Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Rathvilly 1-9 Éire Óg 0-12 Late points from Eoghan Ruth and substitute Cormac Mullins rescued ÉireÓg in a tense and exciting Carlow SFC final at Netw(...)

  Dr Nooh Al-Kaddo, chief executive of the Islamic Cultural Centre of Ireland.  File photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

The Islamic Cultural Centre of Ireland has written a “sombre” letter to Taoiseach Leo Varadkar expressing “disappointment” at recent remarks by a Fine(...)

Greg Broderick on Zuidam wins the Speed Stakes at the 2017 Horse Show at the  RDS. Photograph:  Lorraine O’Sullivan/INPHO

SHOW JUMPING Ireland had the perfect start to the international jumping action in the Main Arena at this year’s Dublin Horse Show when winning both c(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar: believes public and political debate is riven by misconceptions. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

At the end of The Candidate, the 1972 Oscar-winning film about a no-hoper candidate for the US senate who pulls off a famous victory, there is a momen(...)

Former taoiseach Brian Cowen with wife Mary after he was  conferred with an honorary doctorate of law. Photograph: Alan Betson

This article comes with a health warning. It describes scenes involving Brian Cowen, Bertie Ahern and sundry members of the last Fianna Fáil governmen(...)

 Paul Cribbin  during a Collingwood AFL training session  in Melbourne, Australia, in 2012: he was  approached by AFL scouts at the end of the Hogan Cup final in 2009. Photograph:  Robert Prezioso/Getty Images

They would have been a lot to go without. Kevin Feely, Paddy Brophy, Daniel Flynn and Paul Cribbin. It wouldn’t have taken much, either. If the wind h(...)

 Leo Varadkar appointed just three women as Ministers of State in his Cabinet reshuffle. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

Women for Election, the advocacy and training group that empowers women to enter politics in Ireland, is currently running a #MoreWomen crowdfunding c(...)

 Peter Sallis with the character Wallace who he voiced. Photograph: PA

Often self-effacing and meek, but with a sly smirk and a beady eye that hinted at mischief, the actor Peter Sallis, who has died aged 96, played the c(...)

Ireland’s next taoiseach:  Leo Varadkar arrives at the Fine Gael count on Friday. Photograph: Alan Betson

Buying pints on an early-summer evening in Dublin may have seemed a pleasant task, but it was work all the same. John Paul Phelan, the Fine Gael TD fo(...)

Varadkar has been preparing for years, his team for months. Numerous people have been involved , but most were in the dark about who else was involved. Everyone fed back to him, but only a select handful knew the full plan

It was as good as it would get for Simon Coveney as he walked down Dublin’s Mount Street to hand in his nomination papers at Fine Gael headquarters on(...)