Cork’s Roisin Phelan with Deirdre Brennan and Megan Glynn of Galway. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Cork 6-19 Galway 1-10 Holders Cork blasted out an ominous statement of intent as they demolished Galway by 24 points to book a place in the semi-fina(...)

We are in the old house, once a silk mill, a mulberry tree by the door, above us a stone tower and pigeonaire whose nightly stirrings feather our s(...)

Michael Longley has been shortlisted for Canada’s Griffin Prize for The Stairwell. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Irish poet on Griffin shortlist The Belfast poet Michael Longley is one of seven nominees shortlisted for the 2015 Griffin Poetry Prize. Based (...)

Grassroots canvassing: Bobby Aylward, the Fianna Fáil candidate, looking for support in Piltown, Co Kilkenny. Photograph: Patrick Browne

Amid birdsong and beneath blue skies, rural Co Kilkenny is revealing some of its glories:green fields, the budding beech and oak of Jenkinstown woods,(...)