Dave Barry

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Herman Melville: bicentenary of birth

The bicentenary of Herman Melville’s birth on August 1st reminds me, among other things, of why I stopped reading library books. This is because abou(...)

 Michael Shields lifts the trophy as St Finbarr’s celebrate  victory over Duhallow in the Cork county final at Páirc Uí Chaoimh. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Once, they were GAA royalty. Above them, only sky. When St Finbarr’s lifted their third All-Ireland club football title in 1987 after a 0-10 to 0-7 v(...)

The benefit match for former Ireland soccer international LIam Miller will now take place at the 45,000-capacity  Páirc Uí Chaoimh. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The GAA’s decision to allow the Liam Miller benefit match to take place at Páirc Uí Chaoimh brings a brief but high-profile public relations nightmare(...)

Former Man United star Roy Keane  is organising  the benefit match which will feature former United stars such as Denis Irwin, Paul Scholes, Ryan Giggs, and Rio Ferdinand as well as Irish players, Robbie Keane and Damian Duff.

Figures from the worlds of sport and politics have united in their call for the GAA to make Páirc Uí Chaoimh available for a fundraising soccer game b(...)

Cork City manager John Caulfield celebrates with the SSE Airtricity League Premier Division title at  Turner’s Cross. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

When a team wins a title many stars have to align. Lucky breaks, injuries (or lack thereof), refereeing decisions – even when a team is unquestionably(...)

Pat Kelly’s Storm of Rush Sailing Club is the 2016 J109 National Champion. Photograph: David O’Brien

Some big names lost out early in last Sunday’s ISA All Ireland Sailing Championships and after the exit of defending champion Anthony O’Leary, even An(...)

Carndonagh CS 2 PBC, Cork 1 (After extra time) A stunning extra-time winner by winger Christy McLaughlin-Fildara secured Carndonagh Community Schoo(...)

Prof Anita Hill  Photograph:  Frank Miller

They were dramas that drilled into the most sensitive parts of the national psyche, searing and dividing us with lurid sexual images and racial grieva(...)

Former Cork City star Dave Barry is among those to have paid tribute to Paul Bannon. Photo: Inpho

Former Cork City star Dave Barry is among those to have paid tribute to Paul Bannon after the Dublin born striker-turned-defender, who played a key r(...)

Irish Defence Forces photograph of a children  on board the the LÉ Niamh enroute to Palermo.

The Naval Service patrol ship LÉ Niamh arrived in the Sicilian port of Palermo on Thursday carrying 367 survivors and 25 bodies recovered from a fi(...)

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