Jimmy Deenihan

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Josephine Feehily, chair of the governing body for Technological University of the Shannon, said students in the region were entirely dependent on the private sector. File photograph: iStock

The head of a university governing body has expressed “extreme concern” over a likely shortage of student accommodation next September due to the volu(...)

Gerard McNamara and his brother Paudie. The McNamaras cut turf for friends and family. Photograph: Valerie O’Sullivan

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar has said that removing the turf from Ireland was like removing wine from the French. In Kerry, turf has a grip like no where el(...)

Taoiseach Michéal Martin unveils a brick at the Irish Arts Center in New York’s Hell’s Kitchen

And now for some good news. More TDs. We can never have enough TDs to complain about. Were it not for the pandemic, the business of carving up const(...)

Former minister and Kerry footballer Jimmy Deenihan is pictured during a 2019 visit to Nyaminyagwe village in Bugiri District, Uganda. Irish charity Goal has helped to build a water borehole to provide the  community with access to clean water.

There is, it would appear, a life after politics. And football. Former minister, TD, senator, and five time All-Ireland winning Kerry footballer Jimmy(...)

Mooted move: when Bertie Ahern was taoiseach he announced the never-to-be achieved transfer of the RTÉ Concert Orchestra to the Helix, at Dublin City University

It’s a sad fact of modern life that when general elections are under way, a lot more attention gets paid to the results of opinion polls than to actua(...)

Former Mayo footballer and twice GAA All Star Alan Dillon is standing in the upcoming general election for Fine Gael. File photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

When Seamus Mallon was laid to rest on Monday, members of the local GAA club, O’Donovan Rossa Mullaghbrack, provided the guard of honour. The former d(...)

Kerry’s Páidí Ó Sé is held aloft by supporters after Kerry’s victory over Dublin in the 1985 All-Ireland Football final. Ready to greed him is Kerry manager Mick O’Dwyer. Photograph: Ray McManus/Sportsfile

Phil O’Sullivan is one of 33 Kerry men to have lifted the Sam Maguire so far. Through the phantasmagorical collage of the Kerry football tradition, th(...)

 Fran Ryder, Bobby Doyle (right), Kevin Moran (behind) and other members of the 1970s Dublin team carry the coffin of their former team-mate Anton O’Toole into the Mount Argus church in Kimmage. Photograph: James Forde

The coffin of Dublin GAA star Anton O’Toole was hauled to church on the shoulders of five separate football teams, the mark of a man whose sporting gr(...)

Seamus Heaney: Listen Now Again: President Michael D Higgins and his wife Sabina at the launch of the new exhibition. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Seamus Heaney: Listen Now Again, the exhibition based on the Nobel laureate poet’s archive, was today formally opened the new Bank of Ireland Cultural(...)

Our dad the poet: Seamus, Catherine, Mick, Marie and Chris Heaney in the 1970s. Photograph © Bobbie Hanvey; courtesy National Library of Ireland

Five years after the jolt of Seamus Heaney’s unexpected death we are back at a moment. Back with Heaney, whose poems resonate with the rhythm of the l(...)

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