The Irish hockey team pictured on stage on Dame Street follwing their reception at City Hall. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/THE IRISH TIMES

If only Sunday’s World Cup final had been a singing competition and not a hockey match, the medals brought home by the Irish team would have been gold(...)

Minister for Sport Shane Ross was criticised for his reaction to a grant awarded to private school Wesley College in his Dublin Rathdown constituency. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A review of the State’s sports capital grants programme has found that schools in disadvantaged areas should be given a higher priority in future fund(...)

“I know people look through the white rails at the racetrack and see a sport. But to make that happen is agriculture,” said trainer Ger Lyons. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

A lecturer I once had would illustrate his point about how language can fluctuate between definition and meaning by asking us to pretend to address an(...)

Tree surgeon James Moran working on a fallen tree at Bayswater Terrace, Sandycove during Storm Ophelia. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Work is resuming on Sunday to restore power to around 6,000 homes, farms and businesses which are still without power six days after ex-hurricane Ophe(...)

There has been public criticism in recent years about the prices charged for event tickets on websites that allow secondary sales.

The problem of second-hand sales of concert and sporting tickets has been “vastly” sensationalised and has caused confusion among consumers, according(...)

Then Horse Racing Ireland chairman Denis Brosnan (left) and chief executive Brian Kavanagh.

Horse Racing Ireland (HRI) lobbied government departments to bend rules governing the length of service of its chief executive Brian Kavanagh for more(...)

Former Independent TD Jackie Healy Rae. File photograph: Peter Thursfield

Some are snobbish about Independents. Some look down on constituencies for electing them. They “tut, tut” about voters who vote for them. It’s an at(...)

GAA director general Páraic Duffy: he wrote to Taoiseach Enda Kenny  last October seeking €30 million for the Páirc Uí Chaoimh redevelopment project. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

Civil servants warned Taoiseach Enda Kenny the GAA was receiving “substantially”more State funding than other sports when Mr Kenny expressed interest(...)