James Horan: the Mayo manager will be looking for a big improvement on last week’s display against Dublin when his side  host Galway at McHale Park. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

SATURDAY Allianz Football League [Matches at 7.0 unless stated]  Division One Tyrone v Cavan, Healy Park – Meeting of two teams with a first(...)

A  bottom of the table clash takes place between old rivals C and S Neptune and Killorglin in  Cork this Saturday

A Dublin derby showdown is on the cards at Oblate Hall this weekend as men’s Super League leaders Templeogue host Killester. Both sides are coming int(...)

Shortsightedness has long been associated with reading and other close-range tasks, often performed indoors.  Photograph: David Sleator

Children who are heavy users of screens are almost four times more likely to be shortsighted, according to new Irish research. Obese children, as wel(...)

Minister for Social Protection Regina Doherty says she is expecting to receive a new report on the effectiveness of the JobPath scheme shortly. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

More than 7,000 people on the Government’s flagship back-to-work programme, JobPath, had their welfare payments cut as a penalty last year, an increas(...)

Andrew Conway: has recovered from injury and starts on the right wing for Munster against Southern Kings. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Munster v Southern Kings, Musgrave Park (7.35, live on Eir Sport, Premier Sport) Johann van Graan has been able to call upon a portion of his Irish s(...)

DCU Mercy coach Mark Ingle will be planning for Liffey Celtics this weekend Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

A top-of-the-table clash in the Women’s Super League is in store this weekend as second-placed DCU Mercy welcome league leaders Courtyard Liffey Celti(...)

 UCD’s Mike Garrow in action with Stephen James of Templeogue during the Hula Hoops Pat Duffy National Cup Final last year. Photograph: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

UCD Marian recovered from their Hula Hoops National Cup final loss last weekend to come from behind to defeat Belfast Star 100-96 in Belfield on Satur(...)

“When were atoms first discovered?” I was recently asked. The question often comes up at this time of year, as our students embark on their first cour(...)

Up to 10,000 people marched in Waterford city earlier today calling for a 24/7 cardiology service at University Hospital Waterford (UHW).

Up to 10,000 people marched in Waterford city earlier today calling for a 24/7 cardiology service at University Hospital Waterford (UHW). The South E(...)

Niamh O’Donohoe, the young National Botanic Gardens-trained horticulturist

What does it take to make a career as a professional horticulturist? A strong back? Green fingers? A love of nature and of working alone outdoors? A w(...)

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