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The Sam Maguire Cup. The football and hurling All-Ireland finals will be contested this year before the second-last Sunday in July. Photograph: Ray McManus/Sportsfile

‘Yerra, t’will shorten the winter for us” – the traditional humble-brag of Kerry football supporters after the county has won an All-Ireland final, wi(...)

Gerard McNamara and his brother Paudie. The McNamaras cut turf for friends and family. Photograph: Valerie O’Sullivan

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar has said that removing the turf from Ireland was like removing wine from the French. In Kerry, turf has a grip like no where el(...)

RWE’s planned  Irish spend is part of wider €50 billion investment to expand its green generation capacity to 50 gigawatts by 2030. Photograph: Alex Kraus/Bloomberg

German energy giant RWE is to spend up to €1.5 billion in Ireland on large-scale renewable energy projects between now and 2030. The company said it(...)

Adrian Maguire (right)  on Cool Ground edges ahead of The Fellow (left) to win the Cheltenham Gold Cup in 1992. Photograph: Gary M Prior/Allsport

Adrian Maguire’s alarm will go off at 4.45am on Friday morning and he will be on the road from his home near Mallow at 5.20am. An hour’s drive gets (...)

The road remained closed on Thursday morning, as forensic collision investigators carry out their examination of the scene. Photograph: Alan Betson

A motorcyclist in his 40s has died after a road collision in Co Leitrim on Thursday evening. The man’s motorbike collided with a car on the R208 at (...)

The Clock Tower in Waterford city. The city’s south electoral area has a 14-day incidence rate of 1,486 cases per 100,000 of the population, three times the national average. Photograph: Patrick Browne

Waterford city has one of the Ireland’s highest rates of vaccination against Covid-19, but one of its electoral areas has emerged as the place with th(...)

Brendan Kennelly on stage at the Abbey Theatre, Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke

Brendan Kennelly Date of birth: April 17th, 1936 Date of death: October 17th, 2021 “Though we live in a world that dreams of ending that always s(...)

Family members of Brendan Kennelly confirmed his death on Sunday evening at Aras Mhuire nursing home, Listowel, in his native Co Kerry. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Brendan Kennelly, one the country’s most popular poets and a former professor of English at Trinity College Dublin, has died aged 85. Family members (...)

Mhac an tSaoi’s  poetry spoke ‘to and from the intimate experience of women at a time when women’s voices were largely inaudible’. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Máire Mhac an tSaoi Born: April 4th, 1922 Died: October 16th, 2021 Máire Mhac an tSaoi, who has died aged 99, was one of Ireland’s foremost Irish lan(...)

Dr Eamonn Shanahan, GP at the Farranfore Medical Centre: says he cannot isolate any particular reason for the spike in Kerry cases.

Waterford city GP Niall McNamara said there did not appear to be any one single reason why the county has the highest incidence of Covid-19 in the cou(...)

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