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Tyrone’s Cathal McShane celebrates scoring a goal. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Tyrone 2-15 Cork 2-12 This could have changed everything. After what started out as another strangely subdued Super 8s contest, things soon heated up(...)

A man jailed for raping a woman in Dublin  has had his conviction quashed on appeal. File photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

A man jailed for raping a woman in Dublin has had his conviction quashed on appeal. Mohamed Okda (33), formerly of Coolfin, Rathdowney, Co Laois, had(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris announced the new reforms on Wednesday. File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The Government’s new structural reforms of the health service will not represent a return to the old health boards, Minister for Health Simon Harris h(...)

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy with Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe at the HBFI update on Tuesday. Photograph: Tom Honan

The help-to-buy scheme has played a “valuable role”, the Minister for Finance has said, although he wouldn’t be drawn on whether the scheme will conti(...)

Trifol chief executive Daire Gilmore  with Minister for Justice and Equality Charlie Flanagan and Patrick Alley, founder and chairman of Trifol. Photograph: Julien Behal

The world’s first facility to convert plastic waste into wax has opened in Co Laois following a €12 million investment by backers including Dublin inv(...)

Mayo's James Carr celebrates scoring against Galway in the All-Ireland Senior Football Championship qualifiers in Co Limerick last Saturday. Photograph: ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

It was, of course, ever so good of the Wimbledon organisers to gerrymander Federer and Nadal onto the same side of the draw this year, just so they co(...)

The Stradbally Woodland Railway in Co Laois  celebrates 50 years  at this year’s 55th annual National Steam Rally in Stradbally. Photograph: Kieran Marshall

I first laid eyes on the Stradbally Woodland Railway in the mid-1990s. At two and a half years old, my parents brought me to the annual national steam(...)

Kerry’s David Clifford and Brendan Harrison of Mayo in the Division One league final in Croke Park in March. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Everything comes back to brass tacks eventually. We can come up with structures and formats and tiers and all the rest of it until we’re blue in the f(...)

Róisín Ní Mhaoláin, Ciarán Wadd agus Sophie Osborne ó Chonradh na Gaeilgeag seoladh #CroíNaFéile don Phicnic Leictreach.

Stradbally, Co Laois, bursts to life every September with Ireland’s end-of-season Electric Picnic festival. Music fans flock to the constantly evolv(...)

Ryan Mullaney leads the Laois celebrations at O’Moore Park, Portlaoise, after their victory over Dublin in the All-Ireland SHC preliminary quarter-final on Sunday. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Laois hurling people, Laois players and all the children that invaded O’Moore Park before, during and after this battle needed someone to spark the in(...)

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