Seán Óg Ó hAilpín bringing the Liam MacCarthy Cup back to Cork. “I went from Seán Óg – ‘oh, isn’t the mother from somewhere exotic?’ – to Seán Óg ‘oh yeah, he lives in Park Dale’ and I became one of the community. That’s what the GAA did for us.”  Photograph: Eric Luke

In the promotional video for the Centra #WeAreHurling campaign, launched on Monday, Cork All-Ireland-winning captain Séan Óg Ó hAilpín recalls how the(...)

In Brazil, the sign for okay means an intimate part of the body and in Mexico to sex, in France it means zero

When travelling to other countries it is important to consider the cultural implications of what we do. Gestures can mean different things. What we do(...)

Eunice Adeleye was born in Ireland to Nigerian parents in 2007. In school her favourite subject is maths. She loves to dress up and get her hair done. Photograph: Kim Haughton

Sometimes the simplest ideas are the best, and Kim Haughton’s project Portrait of a Century is genius in both its simplicity and impact. The Irish pho(...)

Feeding the gigantic tarpon at Saba Rockin the British Virgin Islands. Photograph: Alan Betson

“I’m not getting off the boat, and I’m definitely not getting into the sea if there are fish in there,” the seven-year-old declared. That’s a bit of a(...)

The two brothers were at the family home when a row erupted during the Wales versus Fiji match in Cardiff on October 1st, 2015. Photograph: Tom Jenkins/Getty Images

A teenager died of injuries he sustained in a row with his younger brother while watching a rugby match, an inquest heard. The 18-year-old sustained(...)

 “It felt at times as if we were small one-seater aircraft,  surrounded by huge 747s.” Photograph: William Susanto

Tonga is often the neglected Pacific isle, pushed into the shade by its louder and more developed neighbours of Samoa and Fiji. Yet blow away the dust(...)

Nicole Cronin of Ireland is tackled by Mathilde Coutouly of France during day one of the Emirates Dubai Rugby Sevens in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Photo: Tom Dulat/Getty Images

There is a school of thought that suggests that rugby’s siblings, the Sevens and 15-a-side, are not interchangeable pathways in developmental terms wh(...)

Tommy O’Donnell:  the Tipperary man makes  his 100th appearance for Munster tonight when the province visit Glasgow Warriors. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Glasgow Warriors v Munster, Scotstoun (7.35, live on TG4) The last time these teams met was six weeks ago in a Champions Cup match at Thomond Park wh(...)

Members of International delegations at the climate conference  in Marrakesh on Friday. Photograph: Fadel Sennafadel/AFP/Getty

Nearly 200 nations agreed around midnight on Friday to work out the rules for a landmark 2015 global deal to tackle climate change within two years i(...)

The Italian dish seppia con piselli (cuttlefish with peas): “It tastes like the sea and is just delicious”

For Carlinhos Cruz, nothing tastes quite as good as a well-prepared dish of rice and beans. When the Brazilian musician arrived in Ireland five years (...)