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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(...)

Donnacha Hurley: ‘We are experiencing significant challenges in recruitment due to near full employment and our inability to attract foreign nationals due to housing costs.’

A long and varied career brought Corkman Donnacha Hurley into the investment world 18 years ago when he decided to establish a holding company with st(...)

Laois’ Ryan Mullaney celebrates after his team’s win over Dublin. Photograph: Inpho

Laois 1-22 Dublin 0-23 Afterwards a middle aged Laois man turned to his son: “We are used to tears on this pitch, not smiles. Look around you.” Ever(...)

Adirondack chairs in summer tones.  Photograph: Getty

Make your own Adirondack chair There’s something about the Adirondack chair that shouts summer: its sloping slat back and armrests wide enough to tak(...)

Hook Head Lighthouse has been a guiding light to ships off these shores for almost 800 years, and their events calendar is worth keeping an eye on. Look out for the arrow ceremony.

Foynes Flying Boat & Maritime Museum Ballynacragga North, Co Limerick; adult €12, child €6 (under-fives free); flyingboatmuseum.com(...)

Michelle O’Brien with three of her children Tommy, Jamie and Joey O’Brien at their  emergency accommodation in Banagher, Co Offaly. Photograph: Tom O’Hanlon

A homeless family in the Midlands has been placed in three separate hotels, in three different counties, since Monday. Michelle and Patrick O’Brien a(...)

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