Maria Bailey TD (black dress) arrives at Church of the Assumption in Dalkey for the funeral of her father John who died on Tuesday. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell

Former Dublin GAA county chair and Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown councillor John Bailey was a man of “compassion,” who was “dedicated to his family and the G(...)

Fine Gael councillor John Bailey, who has died aged 74. File photograph: Sportsfile

John Bailey, the Fine Gael councillor and former chairman of the Dublin GAA County Board, has died. He was 74. Mr Bailey was said to have died overni(...)

Pier review: Crowds walking on Dún Laoghaire pier last summer.  How did Dún Laoghaire’s liberal attitude, once regarded as an outlier, become mainstream?  Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

It’s 9am in the Dominican Convent in Dún Laoghaire, Co Dublin. A patient column of people runs all the way down the street as far as the Chinese-run N(...)

Cuala’s Con O’Callaghan breaks away from the challenge of  Dicksboro’s Evan Cody during the  AIB  Leinster SHC quarter-final at  Parnell Park. Photograph: Tommy Grealy/Inpho

Cuala (Dublin) 2-20 Dicksboro (Kilkenny) 1-16 In the end, Dicksboro manager Mark Dowling put a neat enough nutshell around the gulf between these sid(...)

Should all schools and rugby unions should be collecting data on injuries to children? Above: Bank of Ireland Leinster Schools Rugby Junior Cup Final Replay, Donnybrook, Dublin. St Michael’s College vs Blackrock College. Michael’s Zach Harrison scores a try. Photograph: ©INPHO/James Crombie

No parent standing on the sidelines watching their children play sport wants to imagine having to witness a serious injury on the scale of footballer (...)

Half-time huddle:  Cuala GAA senior footballers talk tactics. Photograph: Dave Meehan

The whistle has sounded, and Cuala GAA club in Dalkey, Co Dublin, has been chosen as the Irish Times Best Sports Club in Ireland. It wins the €5,000 d(...)

The Professional Bill Hastings Architect After viewing the Budget speech, Hastings said his first impression was that it was primarily geared t(...)

Blackrock RFC’s lands at Stradbrook which are the subject ot the proposed ground-sharing deal with Cuala GAA club. Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

It is unlikely that Cuala GAA club will be purchasing any of Blackrock College RFC’s Stradbrook land, The Irish Times has learned. Despite both(...)