Leinster’s Dan Leavy meets fans is on the comeback trail. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

James Ryan was in a good mood last week. That’s because of Dan Leavy. No, no silly, not that he’s back on the paddock. He has a new puppy. All sigh. O(...)

Sorca Clarke’s supporters awaiting the result of the first count for Longford-Westmeath in Athlone earlier this evening. Photograph: Colm Keena

The stand-out feature of the election in Longford-Westmeath was the vote for Sinn Fein candidate Sorca Clarke. The Mullingar-based mother-of-four who(...)

Monkstown’s Shane O’Hanrahan tackles  Conor Kelly of Roscrea during their Leinster Schools Senior Cup match at Castle Avenue, Clontarf, Dublin. Photograph: Inpho

Cistercian College Roscrea 12 CBC Monkstown 6. It took two tries in three minutes to break open this Leinster Senior Cup first-round match on the 4G(...)

The National Party is headed up by  Justin Barrett, a critic of the European Union. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill.

The management of the Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers’ Association (ICSA) convened a special meeting on Friday afternoon to discuss the involvement of (...)

Justin Barrett, the president of the National Party. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The new National Party is in favour of racial profiling and says there needs to be a complete ban on Muslims coming into Ireland. Justin Barrett, a (...)

Justin Barrett, the president of the National Party. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Merrion Hotel in Dublin has cancelled an “information meeting” on an anti-immigration and anti-abortion political party for Ireland which was due (...)