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In 1994, at the Irish senior championships, they were pulling runners out of the mud for hours afterwards. There must be dozens of spikes still buried in those fields, lost souvenirs of a running war.

We were already ankle deep in mud and soon to be destroyed by the madness, starving, hysterical, naked. There are some things that young and innocent (...)

Waves crash over the lifeguard hut at Silver Strand in Galway during Storm Hector. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Some 5,000 homes, farms and businesses are still without power this evening following Storm Hector. The storm made landfall in the early hours of Thu(...)

Fintan Cregg: possesses the athleticism and pace to track roving half forwards, which seems to be the point of selecting him at centre half back. Photograph: Tom Beary/Inpho

Roscommon named their team for Sunday’s Connacht final last Sunday, with Fintan Cregg’s selection at centre back still raising eyebrows. Cregg has ma(...)

Storm Hector is  scheduled to make landfall on Wednesday night off the west coast.  File photograph: Luke MacGregor/Reuters

After the calm of recent weeks is due the storm. Storm Hector is currently barrelling across the Atlantic and is scheduled to make landfall on Wednesd(...)

 Davy Russell celebrates after riding Tiger Roll to victory during the Grand National at Aintree.  Photograph:  Alex Livesey/Getty Images

Ireland’s champion National Hunt jockey Davy Russell returns to action at Roscommon on Tuesday evening. Crowned champion for the third time in his i(...)

In band 1, covering the four Dublin local authorities as well as Cork City, Meath, Kildare and Wicklow, the maximum annual net income thresholds are €35,000 for a single person and €42,000 for a family with children.

Stringently enforced income bands in the Housing Assistance Payment (HAP), based on the county in which a home is located, are “keeping people in home(...)

Tom Ryan’s oil on canvas, Mars agus Venus

Possibly the last place you’d expect to come across erotic art is a small gallery in a small village in Co Roscommon. But on Friday night Paul Dempse(...)

Aidan Turner as Ross Poldark in ‘Poldark’. Photograph: Mammoth Screen/BBC/PA

The Graham Norton Show Friday, TV3, 9pm The guests on Graham’s sofa include Olympic and world champion sprinter Usain Bolt, who is taking part in Socc(...)

Keeping school-age children happy and occupied during the summer holidays is no simple task. For many parents, choosing a summer camp, or two, or eigh(...)

Portrait of Seán Lemass in Leinster House.

Harold MacMillan and the United Kingdom’s EEC membership “I do not think that either MacMillan or any member of the British government ever fully und(...)

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