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Brighter days are ahead. Ninety-five well-known people tell us what they are most eagerly anticipating in the coming months Daniel O’Donnell Sin(...)

Brendan Behan. His reported last words: ‘May all your sons be bishops.’ Photograph: Eddie Kelly

Writing about the late Eamonn Breslin – “the man who headed the ball” at Croke Park in 1964 – recently (Irishman’s Diary, February 25th), I wondered t(...)

It’s time to let people meet outdoors. Above, Poolbeg in Dublin. Photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins

Politics is strangely paralysed right now – almost in lockdown. The Government rolls with the punches, delivered not so much by the Opposition but by (...)

A year ago this weekend, Wexford played Dublin in front of a crowd at Croke Park. Photo: Bryan Keane/Inpho

It has only been a year. It feels longer, obviously. But that’s all it’s been. A year next weekend, in fact, since the last games were played and the (...)

Sanita Puspure in rowing has a great chance of going for gold at the Olympics in Tokyo. File photograph: Inpho

Lee Keegan (Mayo footballer) Who is Ireland’s best gold medal prospect at the Olympics in Tokyo? How many medals in total will Ireland claim? Golf is(...)

Kirsty Hanson of Manchester United is tackled by Denise O’Sullivan of Brighton. Photo: Charlotte Tattersall/Getty Images

Question: What do you get when you put US World-Cup winning player Alex Morgan, Ireland captain Katie McCabe and all-time top scorer in the Women’s Su(...)

Cork’s Kevin O’Driscoll celebrates after the game with Ian Maguire after beating Kerry at Páirc Uí Chaoimh. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

An hour after it was over, a line of cars had gathered out on the Monahan Road, just by the entrance to Páirc Uí Chaoimh. You wouldn’t say there was m(...)

Dublin’s Paul Mannion celebrates with the Sam Maguire after defeating Kerry in last year’s All-Ireland final. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Seán Moran How much will a straight knock-out championship change things? Or should we just be expecting six in a row for Dublin? No. The new format(...)

Limerick manager John Kiely addresses his squad at Croke Park. They face a league final and Munster championship opener against Clare at Semple Stadium on Sunday. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

In one way, nowhere was an enforced rupture to the intercounty season less welcome than in Limerick. By the end of the league, they were like a race (...)

Irish Times winners at the News Brands Ireland Journalism Awards 2019 ceremony in the Mansion House. Photograph by Crispin Rodwell

The Irish Times had by far the largest number of entries on the shortlist for the NewsBrands Ireland Journalism Awards 2020, which was published on Mo(...)

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