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Paul Coffey (centre) when he was 24,  arriving at Limerick District Court where he was charged with murder

Sitting quietly in a chair in the sheltered accommodation that is now his home, Paul Coffey would be unrecognisable to the cocky criminal he was 16(...)

Child poverty in Belfast: the New Lodge area of the city. Photograph: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker

No Child 2020 is an initiative by The Irish Times providing a sustained focus on child welfare and children’s issues. We explore the problems facing c(...)

Tipperary’s Seamus Callanan: “but any day you go out and don’t win one game out of four you can’t be expected to get through.”   Photograph: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

For a county that had for the previous four years been either champions or separated by just a score from whoever else lifted the All-Ireland, 2018 fo(...)

Dublin’s Eoghan O’Donnell at Croke Park where   it was announced that Bórd Gáis Energy’s sponsorship of the All-Ireland hurling championship has been extended to 2022. Photograph: David Fitzgerald/Sportsfile

Dublin surprised many in last year’s Leinster hurling championship by how relentlessly competitive they proved in the new, round-robin format. They ma(...)

The hurling final showed that well handled, Limerick have the makings of a dynasty. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

I remember during a general election some years ago watching the church canvassers regrouping as the last of the Mass goers trooped in and getting rea(...)

Limerick manager John Kiely celebrates with defender Diarmaid Byrnes after the league final victory over Waterford at Croke Park.  Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Limerick’s first league title since 1997 has come off an almost seamless roll of performances going back to last July – since when only Cork have beat(...)

Limerick manager John Kiely: Beaten just once in the 11 matches since embarking on last year’s All-Ireland campaign, Limerick have always looked to have something in hand. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

SUNDAY ALLIANZ HURLING LEAGUE FINAL Limerick v Waterford Croke Park, 2.0 (Extra time and result on the day, if necessary) This promises to be a grea(...)

Meath’s Bryan Menton celebrates with Darragh Campion. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/INPHO

It was former GAA director general Liam Mulvhill who mused at an annual launch for the National Football League how he found it mystifying a competiti(...)

Garda sources said extreme violence was used during the attack during the robbery at a house in Laois.  File photograph: Getty Images

Five people were recovering after a four-man masked gang armed with hammers and screwdrivers attacked them in the home of one of the victims in Co Lao(...)

Galway’s Darren Morrissey competes with Shane Barrett of Waterford. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/INPHO

Next Sunday will be a wrap for the current league structure in hurling. It promises to be an interesting match between Limerick and Waterford, whose h(...)

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