John Costello

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Donegal’s  queried having to play Dublin in Croke Park in Phase 1 of the quarter-finals last year. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

With each passing year, as interest in the run-up to the GAA’s annual congress wanes – the move from April to February has been a factor – its capacit(...)

For a GAA annual congress that had one of the lowest-key build-ups in memory - further evidenced when all business was disposed of by the time delegat(...)

Eoghan O’Gara scores a goal against Roscommon in the All-Ireland quarter-finals last season. Photograph: Inpho

Dublin will not be required to play any home championship fixtures outside of Croke Park. Motion 39, proposed by Donegal, stipulated that any county (...)

Former Dublin manager Mickey Whelan at the launch of the GAA’s online GAA learning portal LCPE.ie at Croke Park. Photograph:  Seb Daly/Sportsfile

The last thing Mickey Whelan means to play is any ‘told you so’ games, but he always said this Dublin would win four All-Irelands, and he fully expect(...)

‘Between you and me and the post’ – Like sentry guards, Jack McCaffrey and umpire Tom O’Kane watch the ball squirm away from the goal, one of the few moments of danger for Dublin in a relatively straight-forward semi-final win over Galway. Photo: “A Season of Sundays 2018”/Sportsfile

The Best Tony 10 by Declan Lynch and Tony O’Reilly – Gill Books, €16.99 The story of Tony O’Reilly, the Carlow postmaster who stole €1.75m(...)

Dublin CEO John Costello congratulates Jonny Cooper after the All-Ireland victory over Tyrone. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

One of the GAA’s leading administrators has expressed the fear that the experimental football rules will benefit defensive tactics rather than undermi(...)

Dublin’s Jonny Cooper celebrates with Dublin County Board chief John Costello after winning the All-Ireland final. Photograph: Inpho

Dublin county board chief executive John Costello has gently mocked certain criticism of the current football team, and also described the suggestion (...)

 ‘If a case involves murder, many family members are still experiencing severe trauma and mental health problems after the death of their loved one’, John Costello chairman of the Parole Board said. File photograph: Cyril Byrne

Life sentence prisoners released from Irish jails last year had served an average of 18 years, the Parole Board has said. Of the 21 life sentence pri(...)

John Costello, head  of the Parole Board: “In England over the five-year period from 2011 over £1 million was paid to prisoners because of delayed parole hearings.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES

Parole – the process allowing for the release for Ireland’s most serious criminals – is due to get a major shake-up later this year when the Oireachta(...)

A Dublin man who assaulted his ex-partner and then abducted their one-year-old daughter in the early hours of the morning has been given a suspended prison sentence.

A Dublin man who assaulted his ex-partner and then abducted their one-year-old daughter in the early hours of the morning has been given a suspended p(...)

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