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 Dublin’s Con O’Callaghan in action against Meath last weekend. Photograph: Evan Treacy/Inpho

Con O’Callaghan sits down around a low lounge table in the dimly lit Cuala clubhouse bar and is immediately at ease. To kick things off we’d admired t(...)

Ray Cosgrove in action against Meath’s famous full back Darren Fay in 2002. Photograph: Patrick Bolger/Inpho

Next month it will be 20 years since the new Croke Park was unveiled. Its first production was a familiar crowd pleaser, the most potent rivalry in pr(...)

Olympian Kellie Harrington is the first boxer to receive the honour. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Olympic gold medal-winning boxer Kellie Harrington, feminist campaigner Ailbhe Smyth and psychologist Mary Aiken are to be awarded the Freedom of the (...)

Author Roddy Doyle and DCU geographer Ruth McManus at the Citizens’ Assembly in the Grand Hotel, Malahide on Saturday. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The housing crisis is a “shaming thing”, the writer Roddy Doyle said at the opening session of the Dublin Citizens’ Assembly in Malahide, Co Dublin. (...)

Paul Curran has backed Dublin’s newly announced Dublin captain James McCarthy.  Photograph: Evan Treacy/Inpho

Paul Curran is telling the story of Dublin’s first league match in Division 2, after being relegated the season before, and still winning the 1995 All(...)

Dr Aoibhinn Ní Shúilleabháin is chair of the new Citizens’ Assembly on biodiversity loss. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Citizens’ Assemblies on biodiversity loss and a directly elected mayor for Dublin began on Saturday. The inaugural event for the two assemblies was (...)

Tempers flare between the sides during the 2014 semi-final replay. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

It has never ranked as a classic and on the day in question, nobody thought that the All-Ireland semi-final they had just witnessed held portents of a(...)

Dublin manager Dessie Farrell takes his side to Omagh on Sunday to take on All-Ireland champions Tyrone looking for a first league win of the season. Photograph: Ben Brady/Inpho

Paul Bealin got chatting with a pal recently about winning the All-Ireland with Dublin in 1995 and learned a surprising fact about that season. Turns(...)

Dublin’s Bernard Brogan slips the challenge  of Tyrone’s  Conor Gormley during the Allianz  Football League Division 1 game at Healy Park in Omagh in April 2010. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

On Sunday it comes around. Just under 12 years ago, Pat Gilroy took Dublin footballers on the trip to Healy Park in Omagh. For the first time in over (...)

Kerry’s Adrian Spillane argues with the referee after giving away a late free in the Allianz Football League Division One match against Kildare at   S. Conleth’s Park in Newbridge. Photograph:  Ryan Byrne/Inpho

We were on the train to Tralee, the day after Patrick’s Day 2017. The Dubs were playing Kerry that night and an intrepid gang of explorers were striki(...)

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