Bill O Herlihy

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Après Match: Gary Cooke, Barry Murphy and Risteard Cooper. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/ The Irish Times

His lunch mates consider diving for cover when Risteard Cooper launches into his Shane Horgan impression, the hand movements so violent everyone at th(...)

“Leo Varadkar comes from a generation that places an enormous premium on being connected and being in touch, that is locked in the feedback loop of approval.” Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

John Concannon, head of the Government’s now notorious Strategic Communications Unit (SCU), is not Josef Goebbels. The SCU is not, as one might think (...)

Ireland’s Johnny Sexton stretches moments before kicking the winning drop goal in the Six Nations match against France at Stade de France. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

“Bloody hell, that’s us done.” And six hours and 40 minutes after saying hello, Joe Molloy bid us adieu, himself and the entire TV3 organisation most (...)

TV3 Six Nations Rugby presenter Joe Molloy: “You’d be clinically insane not to be nervous.”  Dara Mac Donaill

Joe Molloy was having a drink with a friend recently when they got to talking about the enormity – in all senses of the word – of his impending gig as(...)

Brent Pope, Tom McGurk and George Hook at the launch of RTÉ Sport’s comprehensive live coverage of 2008 RBS 6 Nations. Photo: Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile

Once upon a time the sports journalist was an authority figure. Especially when they came brandishing RTÉ paraphernalia. Today marks the end of an er(...)

The Sophia housing project on Cork Street in Dublin, which was set up to provide sanctuary for families living in crisis. Photograph: Alan Betson

We are imaginative and inventive people. So could we perhaps make use of these fanciful faculties to convince ourselves collectively of two necessary (...)

“I should have called it Roy Keane House”: Eamon Dunphy at home. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

“That was a cakewalk for Liverpool last night,” says the photographer. “It was, but they’re still dodgy at the back,” says Eamon Dunphy. “And Klopp’(...)

Michael Twomey (right)  in 2012 with Frank Duggan with whom he played as characters Miah and Cha in “Hall’s Pictorial Weekly”. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Fond tributes have been paid to veteran Cork actor Michael Twomey who has died aged 84. A stalwart of the Cork theatrical scene for decades, he was b(...)

Glen Killane, managing director of Eir Sport and Eir Television, at Eir’s group headquarters in Dublin: ‘We have to understand that not everybody loves sport.’ Photograph: Alan Betson

It’s not long before the big question for anyone in the business of sport today comes up. Is UFC here to stay, or is it one great, noisy fad? Glen Ki(...)

Irish fans celebrate during  EURO 2016 at Stade Pierre Mauroy in Lille Metropole, France, 22 June 2016. Photograph: EPA/Laurent Dubrule

The Irish are often said to be the best sports fans in the world. We get open letters from host nations at tournaments, double-page spreads in French(...)

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