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Tipperary captain Séamus Callanan kisses the Liam MacCarthy Cup following his county’s victory over  Kilkenny in the  All-Ireland final  at Croke Park.   Photograph:   Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile

The rain fell hard and Tipperary banished their demons. This decade of hurling has been defined by a series of riveting and often brilliant All-Irelan(...)

A view of Wexford town. File photograph: Getty Images

People in the southeast earn little more than half of the national average, according to a major economic survey, which lays the blame on the lack of (...)

Forsa indicated it would seek talks on reducing working hours for State employees to pre-crisis levels as part of a mid-term review of the existing public service pact with the Government. File photograph: Getty

The Government will face claims for special pay rises of 6 per cent from staff in the public service as compensation if it does not roll back addition(...)

Guitarist Chris Guilfoyle’s Umbra head for the Kilkenny Arts Festival this week to hook up with international guests to create Superumbra on Wednesday 15th  

Súp Workman’s Club, Dublin Sunday August 12th 8pm €10 Cork pianist Cormac McCarthy is one of the few jazz musicians from (...)

St Luke’s Hospital, Kilkenny: despite the shortcomings staff demonstrated evidence of good practice in various areas and residents praised staff. Photograph: Paddy Whelan

High-risk practices were identified in the areas of medication management, privacy and consent to treatment during a recent inspection of psychiatric (...)

Michael Byrne, from Louth, who has been to every all-Ireland hurling final since 1947.   Photograph: Jimmy Weldon

Among the thousands of Kilkenny fans in Croke Park for the All-Ireland final tomorrow, few will have been to as many as Michael Byrne. Mr Byrne will(...)

Family trips: holidays by the sea or in small cities or towns are ideal. Photograph: Thinkstock

My wife and I would like to take a week away in July or August this year. We have a son aged 16 and he would like to bring his friend. We would(...)