John Allen

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John Allen riding State of Rest was neck and neck with Craig Williams on Anamoe in Race 9 of Ladbrokes Cox Plate at Moonee Valley Racecourse. Photograph: Vince Caligiuri/Getty Images

Joseph O’Brien added another Australian prize to his collection as State Of Rest survived a stewards’ inquiry to claim the Ladbrokes Cox Plate at Moon(...)

 John Allen riding State of Rest was neck and neck with Craig Williams on Anamoe in Race 9 of Ladbrokes Cox Plate  at Moonee Valley Racecourse. Photograph: Vince Caligiuri/Getty Images

Joseph O’Brien added another Australian prize to his collection as State Of Rest survived a stewards’ inquiry to claim the Ladbrokes Cox Plate at Moon(...)

Mary Lindsay passed information to the British Army in Ballincollig after she learned of the planned IRA ambush.

The execution of one of three women killed deliberately by the IRA during the War of Independence after she relayed information to the British about a(...)

Limerick hurlers celebrate their 2020 All-Ireland win at a vacant Croke Park. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

The new GAA season comes swooping into our living rooms on Saturday night and first on show are the All-Ireland hurling champions, Limerick. The auto(...)

Cork’s Sean Óg Ó hAilpín and Diarmuid O’Sullivan with the Liam MacCarthy Cup after the All-Ireland hurling final in 2005. File photograph: Tom Honan/Inpho

It falls today, predictably without too much fanfare, but it is now 15 years since Cork last won the All-Ireland hurling title. Having survived a slig(...)

Shailene Woodley in Endings, Beginnings

ENDINGS, BEGINNINGS ★★★☆☆ Directed by Drake Doremus. Starring Shailene Woodley, Jamie Dornan, Sebastian Stan, Matthew Gray Gubler, Lindsay Sloane, Wen(...)

Dave Hannigan with his sons Charlile and Finn.

Some months after the 9/11 terrorist attacks I was driving three Muslim lads through the outskirts of New York City when my battered Honda Accord shud(...)

Taoiseach Micheal Martin says that he is well aware of the issues raised in an email he received at the weekend from children rights campaigner Louise O’Keeffe on foot of her successful action against the Irish state in the European Court of Human Rights in 2014. File photograph: Collins

Taoiseach Micheal Martin has re-affirmed a commitment he made in opposition to set up an ex-gratia payment system for people who were sexually abused (...)

Shane Dowling consistently made often sensational interventions in big matches for Limerick. Photograph: Inpho

The retirement of Shane Dowling is a blow to Limerick hurling, just as the road ahead in this year’s championship has taken shape. Taken together with(...)

The 2020 Belfast Marathon has been postponed until September. Photograph: Matt Mackey/Inpho

Belfast has become the latest big city marathon to postpone their 2020 event until later in the year due to the continuing spread of the coronavirus. (...)

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