The British microbiologist Alexander Fleming, who received the Nobel Prize in 1945 for his  discovery of penicillin in 1928. Photograph: Keystone-France/Gamma-Keystone via Getty Images

The discovery of penicillin instigated one of history’s greatest medical advances, and our archives reveal that Irish scientists, seaweed harvesters, (...)

Fraher Field in Dungarvan. Photograph: Ken Sutton/Inpho

St Joseph’s Miltown Malbay (Clare) 2-11 The Nire (Waterford) 0-9 St Joseph’s Miltown Malbay have qualified for their first Munster club senior footba(...)

Stradbally won the Waterford football final at Fraher Field on Sunday. Photograph: Ken Sutton/Inpho

Stradbally 1-15 The Nire 1-14 (AET) Two hundred and twelve days after the first ball was thrown in to convene this year’s Waterford senior football (...)

Airfield Estate and urban farm hosts a discussion around food literacy on September 7th, and its annual food fair on September 9th and 10th. Photograph: Paul Sherwood

The Airfield Estate Food Series continues on Thursday, September 7th, with Food Literacy: Unearthing the Knowledge Gap as the theme. Prof Bill Schindl(...)

Kieran Donaghy chats with manager Eamon Fitzmaurice before last year’s All-Ireland quarter-final against Kildare. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Kerry manager Eamonn Fitzmaurice has given his senior players who have not yet committed to 2017 until the end of January to make up their minds. S(...)

Kerry manager Éamonn Fitzmaurice took over from Jack O’Connor in 2012. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

For a county so steeped in honour and tradition Kerry has a slightly odd relationship with its football managers. Some lasted forever, some ended too(...)

 Eamonn Fitzmaurice looks set to extend his tenure as Kerry manager. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Eamonn Fitzmaurice appears set to extend his term as Kerry senior football manager, his reappointment going before club delegates at Tuesday night’s m(...)

Dublin manager Jim Gavin and Kerry manager Éamonn Fitzmaurice shake hands after Sunday’s All-Ireland SFC semi-final at Croke Park. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Such are the cruel and at times unbearably high expectations of Kerry football that even after one of their finest performances of recent times a larg(...)