Joe Brolly

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Social Democrat TD Róisín Shortall says the real issue is a “dysfunctional” Garda Síochána, a problem at “the heart of democracy”. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Most of the country may breathe a sigh of relief when, on Tuesday, the danger of a Christmas general election is averted, but there are those who seem(...)

Ted Walsh and Brian Kerr don’t hold back on ‘Ireland’s Greatest Sporting Moment’

Remember After Dark, that late-night discussion programme on Channel 4 way back? The one that had no fixed end time, instead going on for as long as a(...)

 Declan Bonner looks set to be managing Donegal in 2018. Photograph: Philip Magowan/Inpho

Declan Bonner is set to take over from Rory Gallagher as the new Donegal senior football manager. It is expected that the outgoing county Under-21 ma(...)

Dublin’s Brian Fenton  with the Sam Maguire. Dublin has had a massive population advantage  since the GAA was founded. To use that  to split up Dublin now is disingenuous in the extreme

It’s a startling, shocking idea, but hear me out. I know it’s blowing up the entire system upon which we have organised our intercounty games for 133 (...)

Stephen Rochford: the Mayo manager has been subjected to a barrage of criticism for putting O’Shea on Donaghy. But Kerry’s full-forward line were restricted to just  0-5 from play. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

It has been a ghoulish week for coverage of Gaelic football. For the second successive championship summer, Mayo’s manager Stephen Rochford has been w(...)

Cliona Marley from Donegal who underwent a heart transplant,   with her mother Joan in April at the launch of Organ Donor Awareness Week 2017.

The number of living organ donors in Ireland is on the increase according to figures which show 50 people donated an organ last year. A kidney is the(...)

Jim Gavin: took exception to Pat Spillane’s comments about Dermot Connolly on The Sunday Game. Photograph: Gary Carr/Inpho

Is Pat Spillane to be allowed to comment on anything that might affect Kerry? Dublin manager Jim Gavin’s tour de force media conference came as a matt(...)

Dublin manager Jim Gavin hit out at Pat Spillane and ‘The Sunday Game’ over comments on Diarmuid Connolly. Photo: Inpho

Analyse that. The last two provincial football semi-finals, two extremely different results, one a victory for mind over matter, the other a defeat fo(...)

A section of the  large attendance  at Semple Stadium for the Tipperary vs Cork game. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/INPHO

Ah, the sounds of summer. Waves lapping on the sparkling shore, a symphony of lawnmowers filling the air, ice-cream vans tinkling their merry way up t(...)

Prince  was a blast when he was on form:  Last year claimed three other  magnificent communicators with the deaths David Bowie  Leonard Cohen and George Michael. Photograph: Kevork Djansezian/Getty

One of the side effects of the grim reaper’s run in 2016 was how it presented an opportunity to rummage through back issues and reread old interviews(...)

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