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‘As we all educate ourselves about this, expect a surge in sales of tripods and lenses, as well as Instagram-style beautification apps’. Kathy Bates in Misery. Photograph: Columbia Pictures

Everything acclerates in a crisis. That’s as true of culture as it is of technology, politics and economics. Standards and priorities change, new form(...)

Mayo’s Ciaran Treacy celebrates scoring a late goal against Kerry at the Allianz Football League Division 1 final at Croke Park on March 31st, 2019. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Although there has been much speculation on the future of the GAA’s 2020 championship, the consensus is that this year’s league won’t be completed. Th(...)

 Dublin’s  O’Connell Street on St Patrick’s Day. Photograph: Tom Honan

Is it just me or is it very hot in here? Might just take a little lie down. Perhaps it was unwise to discontinue self-isolating after visiting the (...)

Bernard Griffin, second from the left, with Scunthorpe’s ’Irish Iron’ away kit at Glanford Park.

Bernard Griffin In case you haven’t been paying complete attention, League Two side Scunthorpe United have been playing their away games this season (...)

Joe Duffy: like any good referee in a sparring match, he  knows  his audience likes nothing better than a good scrap

It’s Monday, election day plus two, and already on air discussions about coalition permutations are turning ugly. A Sinn Féin voter deems a partnershi(...)

Patrick Honohan was governor of the Central Bank of Ireland from 2009-2015. Photograph: James Forde

The prospects of Kilmacud Crokes in the approaching Leinster semi-finals. A home defeat of the Irish football team by Norway, despite an early penalty(...)

Martha Byrne and Con O’Callaghan of Cuala GAA club with the Sam Maguire and Brendan Martin cups. Both players have benefitted from the new GAA initiative. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Colleges fees paid for players, paid work experience and career mentoring: welcome to the new frontier of club sponsorship in the GAA. Traditionally,(...)

Joanne Cantwell: the new host of RTÉ’s long-running GAA programme The Sunday Game. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The Sunday Game is different. Different to other GAA shows, different to other sports shows. Different to other television shows, full stop. If Joanne(...)

Aoife O’Connell (21) from Ballintemple in Co Cork, was  hit by a motorist in Utrecht in the Netherlands, where she had been studying. Photograph: Facebook

Tributes have been paid to a young Irish student who was killed when she was hit by a motorist in the Dutch city of Utrecht where she was studying as (...)

World champion boxer Kellie Harrington has been crowned the Irish Times Sport Ireland Sportswoman of the Year for 2018. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

And, just like that, boxer Kellie Harrington sprung into a different type of public consciousness. All it took was a world championship medal and an a(...)

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