Liam O Connor

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Arts Council director Orlaith McBride, Minister for Culture Josepha Madigan and Arts Council chairwoman Sheila Pratschke at the announcement of investment in the arts for 2019. Photograph: Alan Betson

The chairwoman of the Arts Council Sheila Pratschke on Thursday called for a separate Aosdána for the performing arts. Speaking at the council’s Dub(...)

Lansdowne’s Oisin Dowling and Martin Mulhall in action against  Dublin University earlier this month. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

It was business as usual for Division 1A’s leading three clubs, Cork Constitution, Lansdowne and Clontarf, as they all posted home wins on the resumpt(...)

Bram Stoker Festival: the Dublin event runs from Friday until Monday. Photograph: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall

The final bank-holiday weekend before we give up the ghost for the year has, happily, plenty of ghostcentric events – and a whole lot more besides, ri(...)

Maighread Ní Dhomhnaill: “I watch Rory O’Connell’s show How to Cook Well religiously”

Current favourite book I often go back to Kenneth Grahame’s The Wind in the Willows but right now I’m reading Alice McDermott’s Someone. She’s an Ame(...)

Joey Carbery: moved from Leinster to Munster

The memories remain vivid but professional sport permits but the briefest pause to enjoy success. Leinster’s record breaking double of Champions Cup a(...)

 Gerbrandt Grobler in action for Munster ‘A’ last weekend. Photograph: Daniel Matthams/Inpho

Johann van Graan has condemned ‘doping’ in rugby while maintaining that as head coach at Munster he is obliged to treat Gerbrandt Grobler, who has ser(...)

 Peter O’Mahony  in action against Racing 92 last weekend. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Peter O’Mahony remains Munster’s main and only injury concern ahead of their make-or-break European Champions Cup pool against Castres at Thomond Park(...)

Billy Holland is among the Munster players to sign new deals. Photo: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Billy Holland, Stephen Archer and Kevin O’Byrne have all signed new contracts with Munster, while academy players Liam O’Connor, Fineen Wycherley and (...)

 Conor Murray  in action for Munster during the European Rugby Champions Cup match last year against  Leicester Tigers. Photograph: Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

Munster  v Leicester, Thomond Park, Saturday, 7.45pm (BT Sport) Lest old acquaintances be forgot. For the third December running these two-time (...)

Munster’s Chris Cloete scores thier third try. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Munster 36 Ospreys 10 Munster’s new head coach Johann van Graan enjoyed a winning home debut at Musgrave Park where the under-strength Ospreys were b(...)

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