Question 100: What was Father Ted’s routine explanation for alleged financial misconduct?

What was Father Ted’s money doing? What did Mary Robinson’s electors rock in 1990? And could Lindsay Lohan play soccer for the Republic of Ireland? (...)

In the news: some of the headline-makers of 2018

Answer all 100 questions in our special Christmas Quiz to be in with a chance of winning one of the following prizes: 1st prize: One night (...)

Ellen Keane won the bronze medal in the  2018 World Para Swimming  European Championships at the National Aquatic Centre, Dublin in August.  Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

This year, to date, can only be described as the year for sportswomen. It became the year where, if you named a sport, chances are a female athlete ha(...)

Ciara Mageean is one of Ireland’s main medal hopes at the European Championships in Berlin. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Follow that, as Neil Diamond once said backstage to Bob Dylan, the rest of which is better left unsaid. Some acts will always be bettered when followe(...)

North Down AC’s Ben Reynolds winning the  110m hurdles at the National Senior Championships at Morton Stadium in Santry. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Men Leon Reid (Menapians AC) 100m/200m (PB 10.33/20.27) Age: 24 After his 11th-hour transfer from Great Britain to Ireland (his late mother is Belfas(...)

Gina Akpe-Moses has qualified for the 100m final at the World Junior Championships in Finland.

Even at World Junior level women’s sprinting is super high quality and Gina Akpe-Moses certainly found herself among the best of them in making the 10(...)

 Sarah Healy at Dublin Airport with her gold medals for  the 1,500m and 3,000m events  in  Hungary. Photograph: Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile

We probably should all have learnt by now to resist pumping up expectations to lunar levels after one of our young sportspeople excels in their teenag(...)

Ciara Neville has qualified for the semi-finals of the 100m at the World Junior Athletics Championships in Tampere, Finland. Photograph: Sasa Pahic Szabo/Inpho

More signs of the times, with two Irish sprinters now vying for a place in a World Championship final and both so far looking the part. Both with rea(...)

Gina Akpe-Moses celebrates winning the 100m at the European Athletics Under-20 Championship in Grosseto, Italy last summer

First Europe, now the world. That represents an obvious step up and for Gina Akpe-Moses it’s also the natural progression, given this week’s World Jun(...)

 Sophie O’Sullivan is presented with a medal from her mother Sonia at the Cork City Sports last year. Photograph: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

Sophie O’Sullivan, daughter of Olympic silver medallist Sonia O’Sullivan, will make her international debut in an Irish vest over 800 metres at the Eu(...)

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