Cleveland Dam in  Vancouver. Photograph: Hazel Norton

Hazel Norton moved to Vancouver 18 months ago with her husband, Mark Cullen. In Ireland she was a secondary school teacher, and she now works in profe(...)

 Ireland team members stand for the national anthem before  the World Cup Pool B game against England. The disparity in resources between the two teams is stark. Photograph: Jack Thomas/Getty Images)

After Ireland beat India 1-0 to secure a first ever place in the World Cup quarterfinals in Queen Elizabeth Park in London’s east end, Taoiseach Leo (...)

The Ireland Women’s hockey team are primed for the World Cup. Photo: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

World Cups don’t come around too often for Ireland. The last one was 16 years ago in 2002, the one before that 1994 and before that it was 1983. Thos(...)