Sean O’Rourke: ‘I cracked it in the end and now I’m walking away.’ Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

When he opens his front door in Killiney, Co Dublin, Sean O’Rourke bows to me instead of shaking my hand. “That’s what Charlie Haughey used to like hi(...)

Séan O’Rourke began his career at the Connacht Tribune in the early 1970s before later moving to the Sunday Press. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

RTÉ radio stalwart Seán O’Rourke began his last day on the air by hinting he “had a bit more in the tank” and that his retirement is only partial. T(...)

Joe Canning: has graced the All-Ireland final on four occasions since Galway entered the Leinster championship, with the Tribesmen triumphant in 2017.  Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

It’s only when you write this stuff down that you realise the words are laughing back at you. On April 20th 2008, Galway played out a riotous league (...)

 Reigning handball world champion Paul Brady, Martin Mulkerrins, Team Ireland captain and world champion Aisling Reilly. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Chicago in the year 2000 and Mick Dunne, a renowned Gaelic games scribe of the old school, is putting pen to paper. Having just watched the great Ame(...)

The Museum of the Moon installation near Lynch’s Castle on Shop Street, Galway.

The run of otherworldy Irish summer weather broke just in time for the start of the Galway International Arts Festival opening, allowing for a soft-da(...)

Joe Watty’s pub in Kilronan, Inis Mór, was burgled on the morning of St Patrick’s Day. Photograph: Google Maps

An Aran Islands pub was flooded with beer after a burglar left 16 of its taps running in the early hours of St Patrick’s Day. According to the Connac(...)

The Mayo senior football team that won the 1951 All-Ireland senior football title against Meath at Croke Park. Pádraig Carney is five in from the right in the front row. Photograph:  The Mayo News

We have walked the desert and wrestled with the mirages. And hope still triumphs. Six and a half decades have passed since 1951, a memory so threadbar(...)

The emerging threat of peanut allergy.

As those of you with school-age children settle down again into the routine of packed lunches you will be well aware of the list of foods your child c(...)

 Wexford Youths manager Shane Keeganwill leave the club after tonight’s play-off with Drogheda. Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Wexford Youths boss Shane Keegan will leave the club after this evening’s promotion/relegation play-off in Drogheda regardless of the result with the (...)

Sean O’Rourke, Mary Curtin, Francis C Carty and Colm Boland who were awarded recipients of Life Time Membership of the NUJ at a ceremony in the GPO. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

RTÉ broadcaster Seán O’Rourke has requested that, when the time comes, he is buried with a copy of the Connacht Tribune newspaper. Reflecting on his g(...)

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