Dublin fans on Hill 16 for the All-Ireland football final last year. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

At this stage the buzz words and phrases roll off the tongue. “Flatten the curve”, “stay the course”, “the R value” and so on. This is the language of(...)

Jarlath Burns: despite some rumoured leakage, Burns is likely to get the lion’s share of the Ulster vote in his bid to become GAA president.  Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The last word in GAA election etiquette went to Clare’s Noel Walsh who, after running third in the 1999 presidential election, prompted some much-need(...)

IMF chief Christine Lagarde arrives for the second day of a hearing by French magistrates in Paris into  her role in a €285 million arbitration agreement with a supporter of former president Nicolas Sarkozy. Photograph:  Charles Platiau/Reuters.

International Monetary Fund managing director Christine Lagarde began testifying for a second day at a Paris court investigating her decision t(...)