The late Jürgen Gottschalk was founder and for many years president of the Irish-German Society in Würzburg, who earlier this autumn donated his vast library – some 4,000 titles – to the University of Limerick

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Exterior of the refurbished Bewley's Cafe on Grafton Street in Dublin, which reopens today. Photograph: Alan Betson

Bewley’s of Grafton Street in Dublin has had a top-to-bottom renovation costing €12 million, but for many of the customers first through the(...)

Pádraig Pearses beat Four Roads to secure a first Roscommon SHC in 30 years. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Pádraig Pearses 1-20 Four Roads 1-13 Daniel Glynn’s accuracy from general play and frees helped Pádraig Pearses end their 30-year famine in the Rosc(...)