David Hickey pictured with Dublin manager Pat Gilroy  at the end of the 2010 Leinster SFC semi-final against Meath at Croke Park. Photograph:  Donall Farmer/Inpho

La Rochelle may have a fair sprinkling of top-level foreign players in their ranks nowadays but back in 1977 they held a vote to decide whether they w(...)

Ian Bailey gave a blood sample and was tested for driving under the influence of cannabis and he failed the test, the court heard. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times.

Former journalist Ian Bailey has been banned from driving for 12 months and fined a total of €700 after he was convicted of drug driving and possessio(...)

Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

A 39-year-old man has been remanded on bail after he was charged after a garda investigation into allegations that Pandemic Unemployment Payments were(...)

Vincent Fahy, 1928-2021

This article is one of a series about people who have died with coronavirus in Ireland and among the diaspora. You can read more of them here. If you (...)

Mayo’s Matthew Ruane celebrates with Jordan Flynn after the win over Galway in the Connacht SFC Final. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

In November 1984, a collection of minor England pop royalty hit the ski slopes of Saas Fee to make a music video. ‘Last Christmas’ was officially a Wh(...)

Dublin manager Dessie Farrell at the AFL Division 1 game between Dublin and Kerry  in Croke Park on January 25th. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Most people are expecting Dublin to comfortably deal with Westmeath on Saturday, and for neutrals it may not be the most exciting prospect. But I’ve b(...)

Tyrone manager Mickey Harte is ‘one of the most influential managers Gaelic games has seen’. File photograph: Inpho

Sometime after half-past-three last Sunday afternoon, Mickey Harte sat staring out from a bleak, darkening stand on to an empty torn up football field(...)

Bernard Brogan lifts the Sam Maguire after Dublin’s victory over Tyrone in 2018. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

It was Jim McCartan, pioneering Down All-Ireland winner and father of James, who first floated the line past me. I was curious why he hadn’t been am(...)

Jimmy Lavin shone in both football and hurling and was part of a gifted group of Dublin players that emerged in the 1940s. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

The death has taken place of Jimmy Lavin, one of the great talents that emerged in Dublin GAA in the 1940s. A next-door neighbour of Kevin Heffernan, (...)

Ryan McHugh celebrates scoring his side’s first goal in front of Donegal fans. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Irish people are a reliably sanctimonious lot when it comes to the GAA. Rarely more so, in fact. We go on as if no other sport is community-based, as (...)

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