Michal Bogdanovich plays chess in Blarney Street CBS primary school in Cork.  Photograph: Michael MacSweeney/Provision

When it’s time for “big lunch” in Blarney Street CBS, you might expect the boys to make a mad dash outside to play chase or football. Instead, many ma(...)

Check mates

Signposts informing buffeted and bumped wayfarers that they’re enjoying the Wild Atlantic Way are still standing, but only just. You wouldn’t p(...)

Check mates

Signposts informing buffeted and bumped wayfarers that they’re enjoying the Wild Atlantic Way are still standing, but only just. You wouldn’t p(...)

Gabriel Mirza confronted his teenage opponent in a toilet where the 16-year-old had allegedly being using a computerised device to assist his play

The Irish Chess Union has announced a disciplinary inquiry into a weekend incident at a tournament in Cork where gardaí were called to deal wit(...)

  Chess player Gabriel Mirza, the teenager’s opponent, was expelled from the tournament

The Irish Chess Union is to hold a meeting of its executive committee today after gardaí were called to a top chess tournament following claims(...)