Dublin’s Paul Mannion celebrates with the Sam Maguire after defeating Kerry in last year’s All-Ireland final. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Seán Moran How much will a straight knock-out championship change things? Or should we just be expecting six in a row for Dublin? No. The new format(...)

Tipperary’s Séamus Callanan celebrates with the Liam MacCarthy Cup after victory over Kilkenny in last year’s final at Croke Park. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Seán Moran Winter hurling with yellow sliotars, what difference will it make? The big issues will still be settled on good surfaces but there’s no d(...)

Kerry hurler  Pádraig Boyle beat footballer James O’Donoghue in a preliminary match to represent the county in this weekend’s charity FIFA tournament. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Careful what you say out loud. Joanne O’Riordan happened to mention to a friend one night recently that in Spain, Real Betis players had organised a L(...)

September 1968: Dubliner Joan O’Connell, addresses  Britain’s Trade Union Congress in Blackpool  on a motion on equal pay for equal work, which she described as “undoubtedly the oldest wage claim of the trade union movement”.

In September 1968 Joan O’Connell, a Dublin trade unionist, made an impassioned speech at Britain’s Trade Union Congress in Blackpool. She was speakin(...)

Joanne O’Riordan said she hoped pursue sports journalism following her graduation from UCC.

Disability rights campaigner Joanne O’Riordan, who graduated from UCC this week, has paid tribute to those who supported her during her time in colleg(...)

Broadcaster and entrepreneur Norah Casey said the calibre of women who organised  at the ‘Women Leaders Who are Shaping the World’ event. Photograph: Collins

Cork woman Joanne O’Riordan said the pope’s visit to Ireland offers an opportunity to learn from mistakes of the past and to unite those who feel hurt(...)

Norah Casey  wondered why women who might want a symposium on such themes had not organised one themselves.

Well-known Catholic Irish women were not invited to speak at the World Meeting of Families women’s symposium by organiser Norah Casey because her “per(...)

German fans react as they watch their team get knocked out of the World Cup in the group stages. Photo: Omer Messinger/EPA

So, after a crazy day of World Cup action Germany bowed out at the opening stage of the competition for the first time since 1938 yesterday when they (...)

Prince  Charles exits a model of a famine bothán during his visit to UCC. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision.

In the sunshine at University College Cork (UCC) Prince Charles laughs with entrepreneurs Fiona Edwards Murphy and Dr Padraig Whelan, who show him a b(...)

2018 Pramerica Spirit of Community Awards finalist Caoimhe Bennett, right, from Loreto Grammar School in Omagh, with Andrea McBride, vice-president of Pramerica Systems Ireland, and guest-of-honour Joanne O’Riordan

Caoimhe Bennett is a sixth-year student at Loreto Grammar School in Omagh, Co Tyrone. She is taking A levels in history, religious education and healt(...)

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