Chris O Dowd

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Dublin’s Bernard Brogan catches a ball over the head of Meath’s Mickey Burke. Photograph: Morgan Treacy

What the polar ice cap is to the world’s scientists, the high fetch is to the custodians of the GAA. Gaels have for decades worried and fretted over t(...)

Tony Ward, chairperson of the Save Roscommon campaign, in front of a sign welcoming drivers to Co Roscommon after driving over the bridge on the N4, a crossing point from Westmeath to Roscommon. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Co Roscommon is to remain intact following a controversial boundary review which looked at whether over 30 sq km of the south county should be subsume(...)

A view from the Roscommon side of the river Shannon, close to Athlone town centre. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

A Government Minister has said a “land grab” that could see a 30sq km section of Co Roscommon subsumed into Co Westmeath will not be going ahead under(...)

The Late Late men: Robbie Williams, Johnny Sexton and Graham Norton

Is the Late Late Show turning its back on the good old days of having something for everyone in the audience? That is what it looks like. Welcome to (...)

Simon Fitzmaurice directed ‘My Name is Emily’ – a crowd-funded production – from a wheelchair, while struggling with the symptoms of motor neurone disease. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

An extraordinary awards season for the domestic film industry comes to a close on Saturday night with the Irish Film and Television Academy (Ifta) Awa(...)

They’re with the band: stars of ‘Eipic’,  Fionn Foley, Cian O’Baoill, Fionnuala Gygax, Roisin Ni Cheilleachair and Daire O’Muiri. Photograph: Bryan Brophy

When the final appraisal of 1916-related TV programmes is done, Eipic (TG4, Thursday) will surely be the most lateral. In the drama, set in a fictiona(...)

Members of the  Save Roscommon campaign.

On a map, the 30 sq km of Roscommon that is being proposed as an addition to Westmeath looks like a square wedge marked off by one of those colonial l(...)

The myth of all-nighters: Never, ever try to pull a study all-nighter – they never work. Photograph: Thinkstock

1 Snog anyone you think might end up famous The most important thing you will leave university with is stories not scrolls. If you meet anyone you (...)

Fond farewell: Don Draper’s final act in Mad Men

In a year when there has been so much top-class TV, picking my 10 best programmes is tricky. Like an avid reader with a pile of books by the bed, I ha(...)

Former Roscommon star Karol Mannion courageously spoke out this summer about the serious after-effects of his two experiences of concussion on the GAA playing fields.  ©INPHO/James Crombie

Roscommon’s favourite son Chris O’Dowd has just hit the big screen as the star of a major new film The Program about disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong(...)

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