Jennifer Hester from Dublin and Patricia Prendiville from Wicklow with Spinal Injuries Ireland pictured embarking on their first ever Tall Ships Challenge. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

A group of wheelchair users and others who have suffered spinal injuries are sailing a tall ship from Cork to Southampton to highlight the work of a c(...)

January All-Ireland semi-finals and finals could be organised by Croke Park and that would substantially  reduce the interval between them and the provincial finals. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Next year’s All-Ireland club finals could be completed by the end of January. A review of fixtures scheduling is currently under way in Croke Park a(...)

Corofin’s Kieran Fitzgerald is  getting ready for his and the club’s sixth semi-final in 11 years – this time against Donegal champions Gaoth Dobhair. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

It has been a feature of the rising level of discontent with the current AIB All-Ireland club championships schedules that players with the most exper(...)

Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission office. Photograph: Collins

Former United States secret service agent Patrick Sullivan will bring a wealth of experience to the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission (GSoc), Minist(...)

Competition for Chinese business is intense among European nations, and Ireland’s achievement is all the more remarkable when you consider the differences in staffing levels compared to some of our EU colleagues. Photograph: Jie Zhao/Corbis via Getty Images

The recent success in securing approval for Irish beef imports into China was accomplished by hard work and astute negotiation by Ireland’s embassy in(...)

David Clifford scored 4-4 in the All-Ireland minor final win over Derry. Photograph: Inpho

David Clifford hasn’t played senior football for Kerry yet, but he is already expected to stop Dublin from winning four, and definitely five, All-Irel(...)

Dr Crokes’ Colm Cooper and his team-mates can expect a tough test against The Nire in the Munster Club SFC final. Photograph: Inpho

Connact Club SFC final St Brigid’s (Roscommon) v Corofin (Galway) Carrick-on-Shannon, 2.00 Live, TG4, 1.30 The suspicion that Corofin may have won t(...)

Corofin’s Ciaran McGrath taking to the field for the Connacht club championship semi-final against Castlebar Mitchels at MacHale Park. Photograph: INPHO/James Crombie

“There is a bit of the renegade in me,” says Ciáran McGrath on a bitter-clear night in Claregalway. He is speaking of his football life rather than h(...)

Kieran Fitzgerald: Gsoc member  is being treated in hospital in the Galician port city of A Coruña and it is understood he will need time to recuperate. Photograph: Eric Luke

A member of the Garda Ombudsman Commission (Gsoc) has been injured while on holiday in northern Spain and is likely to be out of work for some month(...)

Gsoc comments come after Taoiseach Enda Kenny says access appropriate only in national security cases. Photograph: The Irish Times

The Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission (Gsoc) has defended its decision to access journalists’ phones while investigating gardaí for alleged leaks, (...)

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