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Down fans on Hill 16 during the 1991 All-Ireland final at Croke Park. Photograph: James Meehan/Inpho

This newspaper’s headline stated bluntly on June 10th, 1991: ‘Down through after shambles’. A narrow win in vile conditions sent the county on their (...)

Former president of Ireland Mary McAleese has qualified for a tax exemption on earnings related to her memoir published earlier this year.

Former Irish president Mary McAleese, rock band Fontaines D.C. and actor Domhnall Gleeson were among the writers, musicians and artists awarded tax ex(...)

Sold for Parts: the documentary follows Dublin band Fontaines DC around the recording of their debut album

Rock documentaries seldom have much use for brevity. Peter Bogdanovich’s 2007 Tom Petty hagiography, Runnin’ Down A Dream, clocked in at over four hou(...)

Fontaines DC: Carlos O’Connell, Conor Curley, Conor Deegan, Grian Chatten and Tom Coll. Photograph: Paulo Nunes dos Santos/New York Times

In one week last month, Fontaines DC went from the Glastonbury Festival to Copenhagen to Barcelona to St Petersburg to Moscow. At the airport on the w(...)

Capital sounds: Fontaines D.C. Photograph: Grayce Leonard

What: Local rock’n’rollers Where: Dublin Why: Rock’n’roll is an established genre with a rich history, so a band coming to the genre these days can (...)

Cormac McAnallen: moved from centrefield to full back after the drawn Ulster final of 2003. Tyrone went on to win their first All-Ireland title. Photograph: Andrew Paton/Inpho

It is ironic that all of the fuss caused by Stephen Rochford’s decision to send Aidan O’Shea to patrol the square was triggered by Kieran Donaghy, a p(...)

James McCartan says that a good barometer of how his teams were doing at the end of the match was where he was to be found on the field. He recalls ho(...)

James McCartan: the 1994 Down All-Irealnd winning team was   much re arranged from the team which won Sam Maguire in 1991.  Photograph: Inpho

should Donegal win on Sunday, they would become the third team from Ulster in just over 20 years to win a second All-Ireland, an achievement unequalle(...)

Paul Mannion: studying in Beijing as part of a course in UCD. Photograph: Inpho.

Dublin footballers have been dealt a blow ahead of 2015 with the news that Paul Mannion is set to be unavailable for the coming year.The Kilmacud Crok(...)

Current Down manager James McCartan in action during the 1994 All-Ireland final against Dublin. Photograph: Inpho

And in a blink of the eye, it’s the championship. Until the provincial contests are nicely under way and generating talking points, we normally just h(...)

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