Joe O Connor

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Conor McDonald scores for Wexford against Carlow. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Wexford 2-28 Carlow 0-19 Wexford have set themselves up for a final round showdown with Kilkenny as a storming second half helped them to a hugely i(...)

This weekend’s Eason book offer when you purchase a copy of The Irish Times is €7 off the cover price of Last Stories by William Trevor, now just €4.9(...)

Ellie Kisyombe, still a candidate for Social Democrats in local elections.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

On February 22nd, senior members of the Social Democrats were called to a hastily-convened meeting on foot of allegations made six days before about o(...)

Ellie Kisyombe says she sought asylum immediately after arriving at Dublin airport in 2010. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The Social Democrats asked Ellie Kisyombe to suspend her campaign while the party conducted a review of her backstory, The Irish Times has learned. H(...)

Ellie Kisyombe is a candidate for the Social Democrats in the upcoming local elections. FIle photograph: Nick Bradshaw for The Irish Times

The Social Democrats party is in crisis after its party chairman and vice-chair resigned in protest over the controversy surrounding local election ca(...)

 Kilkenny’s Cillian Buckley lifts the trophy in 2018. Photograph: Inpho/Ryan Byrne. All other photos from Inpho

Clare Clare’s Colin Guilfoyle (14) Managers (joint): Donal Moloney and Gerry O’Connor (third season) Selectors: Jimmy Browne, Ciarán (...)

 Joe O’Connor, lead organiser Forsa Trade Union with Maria Dunne, chairwoman, School Secretary Branch and Marion Jackson, treasurer at the launch of a nationwide campaign calling for respect and fair conditions for all school secretaries. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

School secretaries are being treated like “second-class” employees by the Government, with some earning as little as €12,000 a year and no entitlement(...)

Naomh Eanna (Gorey) 2-11 St Martin’s 0-13 Naomh Eanna created their own piece of history with a magnificent four-point victory over reigning champion(...)

The Guardian recommendations ‘ignore whole swathes of Irish writing’

A mini-skirmish broke out online over the weekend in response to a short, apparently inoffensive Guardian article online. A London reader, planning to(...)

Social Democrats TD for Dublin North West Róisín Shortall speaks to the media during the party’s think-in on Wednesday in Dublin. Photograph: Paul Sharp/Sharppix.

For many people in Ireland the prospect of owning a home is “becoming a pipe dream”, Social Democrats co-leader Róisín Shortall has said. The party (...)

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