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Paul Townend celebrates  with winning connections during last September’s Listowel Festival. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

A pair of otherwise unremarkable Bank Holiday Monday fixtures at Gowran and Listowel sees the long-awaited return of owners to Irish racing. Apart fr(...)

Cork City Hall: the Lord Mayor said he was glad the city council was supporting the book. Photograph: iStock

Nine men who survived 94 days on hunger strike as part of the fight for Irish independence have been recognised in a new book telling their story. L(...)

Joe Murphy, from Pouladuff on Cork’s southside, died on October 25th, 1920 on the 76th day of his hunger strike protest.

The family of an Irish volunteer, who died on hunger strike in Cork a century ago, have spoken of their pride at him making the ultimate sacrifice for(...)

Cathal MacSwiney Brugha: ‘I’m delighted with the decision to go ahead with the conference using Zoom because it means that the conference will get to parts of the world where Terence MacSwiney had a huge impact like India, Vietnam and South America.’  Above, with a bust of his grandfather Terence MacSwiney.

The family of Cork’s martyred lord mayor, Terence Mac Swiney have welcomed an initiative by University College Cork and Cork City Council to mark the (...)

An Taoiseach Mícheál Martin with Dan Breen, Curator at Cork Public Museum, viewing the 1920 commemorative exhibition. Photograph: Darragh Kane

Events such as a new exhibition and book telling the story of nine men who lasted 94 days on hunger strike during the War of Independence can guide fu(...)

Ballyboden St. Enda’s Darren O’Reilly, Tom Hayes and Warren Egan celebrate at the final whistle of the Leinster SFC final against Éire Óg. Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Ballyboden St Enda’s (Dublin) 0-8 Éire Óg (Carlow) 0-6 A disappointed Éire Óg manager Joe Murphy said afterwards: “what doesn’t kill you, makes you s(...)

Éire Óg manager Joe Murphy was part of a remarkable 1990s team. Photograph: Tom O’Hanlon/Inpho

AIB Leinster club SFC final: Éire Óg (Carlow) v Ballyboden St Enda’s (Dublin), O’Moore Park, Sunday 2.0 (Live TG4) This comes with a fair bit of hist(...)

Does a new car  really smell good or do you just think it does? Photograph: iStock

What with it being the bank holiday and all we thought we’d return to our entirely random and incredibly occasional Ask Us Anything series. In the pas(...)

Henry Delaney with family members accepting Service Medal awarded posthumously to his uncle Irish Volunteer Joe Murphy.

A War of Independence hero who died on hunger strike in Cork has been posthumously awarded a Service Medal. US born member of the Irish Volunteers, J(...)

It is hard to imagine how low cost flying would have grown so fast without Ryanair.

For the weekend that is in it, we thought we’d look at just some of the ways Irish people have shaped the consumer world in which we live. From tastie(...)

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