Bective

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 Lansdowne jerseys laid out  on hangers under the   canopy  with the canvas awning as the club returns to  action against Wanderers in the Leinster Senior Cup. Gear bags are scattered beneath.

A couple of minutes after six o’clock in the evening the car park at Merrion Road was almost full, that in itself the first anomaly on this match day.(...)

‘The chap is your godfather, Ross! I was hoping you might even say a few words while we’re all still compos mentis!’

So it’s, like, Saturday morning and I’m busy watching Sorcha disinfect the weekly grocery delivery when the old man rings to point out that today is a(...)

James Humphreys of Ireland at the IRFU High Performance Centre, Sport Ireland Campus, Blanchardstown, Dublin. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/©Inpho

Stuart Lancaster, Gregor Townsend, Trevor Brennan, David Humphreys, Émile Ntamack, Bryan Redpath, and Zinzan Brooke are just some of the famous former(...)

James Joyce’s affinity for Bective Rangers saw the Donnybrook club mentioned in three of the author’s books. Photograph:

Novelist, poet, short story writer and teacher James Joyce attended several rugby internationals while living in Paris. Educated at Clongowes, O’Conne(...)

Former Lansdowne head coach Mike Ruddock. Photograph: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

The Ruddocks’ Celtic union was formed, naturally enough, over pints after Welsh choir practice in Dublin. The Irish bloodlines go deeper than you mig(...)

Hugo Keenan during Leinster squad training. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

During Ireland’s famous win over New Zealand in the 2016 Under-20 World Championship in Manchester, the head coach, Nigel Carolan, recalls a key momen(...)

Valerie Moran, head of operations and client relations at Prepaid Financial Services and Noel Moran, the company’s chief executive. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Noel Moran will have plenty to celebrate when he turns 50 in three weeks. Along with his wife, Valerie, the Meath-based entrepreneur this week offload(...)

Church services

CATHEDRALS National Cathedral of Saint Patrick, Dublin THE NINTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY - 9.15 EUCHARIST said in the Lady Chapel. 11.15 CHORAL EUCHARIS(...)

Ruth McGahey in her home in  Bective, Co Meath. Photograph: Tom Honan

“My good friend Róisín used to walk by this house on her way to work every day and when I mentioned we were thinking about packing in London life, she(...)

An image of the proposed €80 million apartment block in Donnybrook that has sparked complaints from local residents over the scale of the project.

Residents in Donnybrook want property player Avestus Capital Partners to ditch an €80 million plan for more than 90 apartments in the area. Avestus i(...)

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