Conor Mcnamara

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Last November a headstone was finally placed on Julia Morrissey’s grave in Athenry

Sarah Mellows was seriously struggling when she sent a letter to her priest, seeking a loan of “a few pounds for a month or so”. “Few are my friends (...)

Séamus Coleman celebrates with Theo Walcott after he scored his second goal in the Premier Division game against Leicester City at Goodison Park. Photograph: Andrew Yates/Reuters

Séamus Coleman’s return to the Everton starting line-up might have been the more celebrated but James McClean’s presence from the outset of West Brom’(...)

A Cumann na mBan protest outside Mountjoy Prison in July 1921 during the Irish War of Independence. Placards read Mother of God, open the prison gates; Release our Fathers and Brothers; and Mother of Mercy, pray for prisoners. Photograph: Wikipedia

The lonely life of a leading member of Cumann na mBan who was consigned to a mental asylum for more than 40 years is due to be remembered in Athenry, (...)

James McCarthy is a major doubt for Ireland’s World Cup playoff clash with Denmark. Photograph: Shaun Botterill/Getty

James McCarthy is a major doubt for Ireland’s World Cup playoff clash with Denmark after David Unsworth confirmed the Everton midfielder is a ‘couple (...)

Jose Mourinho speaks to Conor McNamara of the BBC after Manchester United’s 0-0 draw with West Brom on Saturday. Photo: BBC

Post match interviews are tricky things. Sometimes the problem is that they don’t actually quite happen. Such a time was when a manager was back in D(...)

Paddy “The Hooligan” Holohan dejected after losing his UFC fight against  Louis Smolka. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Paddy “The Hooligan” Holohan could teach us all how to deal with sporting setbacks, and gawd almighty we’ve had our fair share of late, the final stra(...)

The jury at Cork City Coroner’s Court heard how Fionn Dawson was killed instantly when a marble fireplace at the Dawson family home at  Glanmire

A jury has recommended a change in Irish building regulations to ensure stone fireplaces are securely fixed to walls after hearing how a five-year-old(...)

Irish and French fans  ahead of  the Pool D clash at  the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff. Photograph: Loic Venance/AFP

The following took place between the hours of lunchtime and bedtime on Sunday, October 11th 2015. It is being documented here based on two assumpti(...)

Ireland supporters feel the strain during the World Cup Pool D game against Italy at the Olympic Stadium. Photograph:  James Crombie/Inpho

Well, aren’t we the neighbourly lot altogether? All this talk about the tournament losing its spark with England’s exit on Saturday night was hard to (...)

Canada’s flanker John Moonlight: “Ill met by Moonlight,” Barnes cracked. The guffaws from Conor McNamara and Liam Toland in the commentary box told us it was funny. So did Google, once we’d established that Barnes was referencing a 1950s Dirk Bogarde war movie from a non-fiction book by W Stanley Moss. You get a different level of badinage with the rugby lads.

Saturday lunchtime and the rugby World Cup is happening, people. Settle down at the back and start concentrating. And here’s news for you - if you (...)

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