Billy Morton with his Santry shovel in 1958.

“Gentlemen,” the small man began, “grass is on the way out”. Knowledge of sport is no excuse for a lack of imagination, or vice versa, and Billy Mort(...)

DAA’s chief executive told staff that anyone with four years’ continuous service up to July 31st, 2020, could apply for voluntary severance. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Semi-State company DAA will offer workers at Dublin and Cork airports up to two years’ wages in voluntary redundancy payments as it bids to cut jobs. (...)

The IAA regulates aviation safety, controls air traffic and aids aircraft in navigating through Irish and north Atlantic air space. Photograph: Getty Images

A spike in demand for pilot and aircraft engineer licences put pressure on resources at air travel regulators last year, according to a government-com(...)

Aviva Stadium head groundsman Majella Smyth vuts the grass at the stadium on Tuesday. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

The potential cost to the IRFU were international rugby not to return before the end of the calendar year, thus ruling out the November Tests against (...)

Minister for Transport Shane Ross at Fernhill Gardens, Sandyford in his former constituency. Photograph: Alan Betson

Mattie McGrath no longer stays over at Shane Ross’s house. The recently re-elected Tipperary TD and freshly defeated south Dublin Minister were once (...)

Aodhán Ó Ríordáin (left) and Alan Kelly in the RDS, Dublin during the 2016 general election. File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Alan Kelly and Aodhán Ó Ríordáin, the two contenders in the Labour leadership contest, were both first elected to the Dáil as part of the so-called “G(...)

DAA maintains that it cannot pay for a planned €2 billion expansion of Dublin Airport, needed to allow it to handle up to 40 million passengers a year by 2030, if the charges are cut. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Senior counsel Eoin McCullough will chair a panel that will hear Dublin Airport’s challenge to a controversial ruling by regulators that it slash pass(...)

The Commission for Aviation Regulation  ruled in October that  the Dublin Airport Authority should cut the levy to an average of €7.87 a passenger over the five years to 2024.  Photograph: Kate Geraghty

Time is running out for anyone seeking to challenge a controversial ruling by regulators to cut Dublin Airport’s passenger charges to €7.87 a head, th(...)

 The Sportsground in  Galway will be redeveloped into a modern stadium with a capacity of 12,000. The current pitch will be replaced with synthetic grass.

Over €2 million is being withheld from the FAI’s Munster Centre of Excellence in Glanmire until issues concerning the governance of the FAI are resolv(...)

 Minister for Transport Shane Ross. Suggestions he has neglected his brief for pet projects are rejected as a ‘myth’.  Photograph: Alan Betson

In a few weeks from now, Shane Ross hopes to find himself in the same position he was four years ago: re-elected to the Dáil and negotiating with pote(...)

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