Johnny Giles

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By the 1920s, the Phibsboro Junction was firmly established as Doyle’s Corner, and is still known as that. Image: Google Street View

Next to a statue or the freedom of the city, perhaps the most select honour you can earn in Dublin is to have a street corner named after you in perpe(...)

 Leader of Northern Ireland’s Progressive Unionist Party, Billy Hutchinson. Photograph: Peter Muhly/AFP/Getty Images

Billy Hutchinson, leader of the Progressive Unionist Party (PUP), says politics isn’t about changing the world but about making a difference. This is (...)

A dejected Shay Given and Mick McCarthy after Ireland’s 2-1 defeat to Belgium in Brussels. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Ireland’s 5-1 defeat to Denmark on Tuesday night was galling for a number of reasons. Most obviously - it means there will be no World Cup appearance(...)

RTÉ2’s pre-match show was watched by an average of 271,000, while an average of 596,000 stuck around for the post-match analysis, which included a tribute to retiring panellist Johnny Giles.

RTÉ2’s coverage of the Euro 2016 final between France and Portugal on Sunday was watched by an average of 782,100 people, with 46 per cent of those wa(...)

Caroline Aherne after winning a  BAFTA award for best comedy performance for The Royle Family in 2000. Photograph:  Rebecca Naden/PA Wire

Caroline Aherne created many memorable characters in her career, which has been cut short by cancer at the age of 52. She rose to national attentio(...)

‘Irish boys on tour’ have a peculiarly fearless attitude to international threats. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

“We have reason to be optimistic and reason to worry,” said Eamon Dunphy. He was talking about Ireland’s Euro 2016 match against Belgium. The words(...)

Cycling along the south quays, in Dublin. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Dublin city councillors have expressed disappointment at the scrapping of plans for a continuous cycle path along the river quays from Heuston Station(...)

Over the years I’d pluck a name from the mind’s eye to describe a young player. We all do. Once in a blue moon I’d nudge Noel O’Reilly, my late partner in crime, and nod towards a tall, languid boy with every skill under the sun, “bit of Cruyff about him .  . .”

Up until 1974 Ireland never feared Holland. We were always expected to beat them. But that World Cup changed perceptions. Back then European teams we(...)

Graham Barrett: ‘What is most frustrating is that the reasons we are so far behind are as clear as day. Our structures are outdated and they have been failing us for a long time, yet we still dance around the subject and pretend that we are doing something, when the reality is that we are not doing nearly enough.’

I believe there are huge issues at grassroots/underage level within Irish football - issues that are either not given enough recognition, underplayed (...)

Sally (left), Jill (right) and Hilary O’Herlihy, daughters and wife of Bill O’Herlihy at the funeral Mass of the RTÉ presenter at the Church of Our Lady of Perpetual Succour in  Foxrock, south Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson

Together for the last time, they moved slowly towards the church door as the funeral bell tolled. And in our imagination, we half expected to hear Joh(...)

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