Wexford’s Conor McDonald celebrates scoring  a goal in the Allianz Hurling League Division 1A quarter-final against Kilkenny at  Nowlan Park. Photograph: Ken Sutton/Inpho

SATURDAY MUNSTER SFC SEMI-FINAL Cork v Tipperary, Páirc Uí Rinn, 5.0 – live on RTÉ 2 After pulling off last year’s once-in-72 years number on Cork, (...)

President Michael D Higgins and Sabina Higgins with Bolivian president Evo Morales at Áras an Uachtaráin. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan has told Bolivian president Evo Morales there should be an international investigation into the killing (...)

Westmeath manager Michael Ryan patrols the sideline during his side’s victory over Antrim. Photograph: Tommy Grealy/Inpho

Westmeath 1-21 Antrim 0-7 Westmeath’s hurlers emerged from the driving rain in front of just under 1,300 spectators in Mullingar yesterday afte(...)

Antrim’s Odhran McFadden tries to race clear of Offaly goalscorer Shane Dooley. Photograph: Inpho

Antrim 0-19 Offaly 2-17Just four points separated Offaly and Antrim at the final whistle at Ballycastle but in truth the visitors were never really in(...)

Clare manager Davy Fitzgerald: his team will be looking for a first league win of the season when they host Dublin. Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Today Division 1A Clare v Dublin (Cusack Park, 3pm) nWell, it’s not as if there is any other sporting fixture of interest on at this time.(...)

 Antrim’s Conor Johnson battles for possession with Liam Ryan of Wexford in Portlaoise. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Wexford 5-19 Antrim 0-21 Wexford got their championship campaign underway with a comfortable victory over an Antrim team playing their fifth ga(...)

The merger of Fyffes with Chiquita for €362m contributed to the high total deal value in the food sector. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

The number and value of buyouts involving Irish companies have risen significantly this year, reflecting what industry sources said was a strengthe(...)

 Loughgiel’s Eddie McCloskey celebrates scoring a goal against Slaughtneil in the Ulster club hurling final at Celtic Park. Photograph: John McIlwaine/Inpho

Loughgiel 3-14 Slaughtneil 1-15It was almost, almost the most seismic of shocks.Loughgiel, the unbackable favourites to win a fourth Ulster title in a(...)

Wexford’s Eoin Moore challenges  Paul Shiels of Antrim this afternoon. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Wexford 3-18 Antrim 0-17: Ten points separated the sides but that margin could have been greater as Wexford fashioned a comfortable victory over Antri(...)