Joe Mcgrath

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Charles “Lal” Burke:  a gentleman with a warm smile, a great voice and a talent for picking winners

Charles “Lal” Burke, the only son of Flor and Tess Burke, passed away peacefully on October 19th, and was the last of a generation of Burkes responsib(...)

Conor Kenny, of Kennys Bookshop in Galway, is clearing out his warehouse, and 100 lots will feature in the Mitchell’s sale.

With auction season getting into full swing after the summer lull, some interesting items are featured in the Autumn Antiques and Collectors Sale at t(...)

Former Offaly star Sean Lowry in action for Mayo: “Mayo always had that doubt. Behind that swagger there was doubt all the time.” Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Some blame the ‘curse’; others say it’s simply misfortune; many claim it’s a concoction of both, blended together through decades of heartbreak. It’s(...)

CSO  noted  an extra 1,000  incidents of fraud and related crimes at the end of 2018. Photograph: iStock

The incidence of fraud crime in Ireland rose by nearly a fifth last year over the previous 12 months, according to the Central Statistics Office (CSO)(...)

As well as recommendations on regulation and how improve the conviction rate against corporate crime, the Law Reform Commission report  says Ireland should introduce a deferred prosecution agreement (DPA) regime

Fiat Justitia Ruat Caelum – let justice be done, though the heavens fall – is the Latin phrase incised in stone on Bridewell Garda station in Dublin. (...)

Tommy Carberry with Bobbyjo. From his small stables near Ratoath, Co Meath, Carberry produced Bobbyjo to win the Aintree Grand National in 1999. Photograph: INPHO/Lorraine O’Sullivan

Tommy Carberry, who died on July 12th aged 75, is acknowledged as one of the outstanding National Hunt jockeys in Irish racing history. Yet his exploi(...)

Joseph O’Brien celebrates winning the Irish Derby on Australia last year with his father and trainer Aidan O’Brien, owner JP Magnier, and other connections and relatives. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

This Saturday sees the 150th Irish Derby at the Curragh, a landmark moment in the history of Ireland’s premier classic race with its evocative roll ca(...)

Before the National Lottery was established, the most popular way to have an occasional flutter was to buy a Sweeps ticket. The Irish Hospitals(...)

Clare All Star  Conor McGrath and Sean Collins celebrate after last week’s hurling final victory  over Crusheen. Both players will be in action in the football final against Éire Óg as Cratloe aim to complet the double. Photo: James Crombie /Inpho

The village doesn’t feature all that highly on county Clare’s famous archive of ballads and traditional tunes and for many decades its GAA teams were (...)

The top earner in Irish local authorities is Dublin City Council’s chief executive Owen Keegan, who earns €175,721 a year.

Minister for the Environment Phil Hogan has confirmed that there are 216 local authority staff currently earning more than €100,000 each.The top earn(...)

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