Mark O Brien

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Hot wings and chilli eating competitions are a popular feature at  the Big Grill Festival.

What is it? The fires are lit for the sixth annual Big Grill Festival in Herbert Park, Dublin 4, with more than 20,000 visitors expected through the (...)

Connor Jennings of Tranmere Rovers celebrates after scoring his team’s winning goal  during the  League Two playoff final against Newport County at Wembley Stadium. Photograph: Charlie Crowhurst/Getty Images

Tranmere Rovers 1 Newport County 0 (aet) Connor Jennings scored in the final 90 seconds of extra time to earn Tranmere a 1-0 victory in the League Tw(...)

Bethan O’Riordan with her children Finlay (7) and Ruby (6) in Whitechurch, Co Cork. Photograph: Daragh McSweeney/Provision

Ham or cheese? Fruit or vegetables? Sandwich or wrap? It can be tricky deciding what to put in a lunch box. But many parents will be faced making yet(...)

St Michael’s College players  celebrates at the final whistle  after their victory over Belvedere College in the Leinster Schools’ Senior Cup semi-final at  Donnybrook. Photograph:  Emma Power/Inpho

St Michael’s College 16 Belvedere College 15 St Michael’s just about had enough to overcome Belvedere in a pulsating Leinster Senior Cup semi-final a(...)

Newport County’s Pádraig Amond celebrates scoring their  goal in the  FA Cup fifth-round tie against  Manchester City at  Rodney Parade. Photograph: Rebecca Naden/Reuters

Newport County 1 Manchester City 4 Manchester City kept their quadruple hopes alive with a 4-1 win at Newport to reach the quarter-finals of the FA (...)

 St Michael’s scrumhalf  Robert Gilsenan gets his kick away under pressure from Kilkenny’s Luke Kerr, Harry Steacy and Sean O’Sullivan. Photograph; Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

St Michael’s College 52 Kilkenny College 10 St Michael’s will take some stopping in the Leinster Schools Senior Cup after a super-smooth victory over(...)

Goodbody analyst Dermot O’Leary expressed surprise at how little sterling had moved in the past week.

Irish currency specialists believe the risk of a no-deal Brexit – the worst case scenario – has receded in recent months and that sterling is now more(...)

Artist’s impression of the completed development on Newmarket Square in the Liberties.

A British-Irish consortium has bought a development site in Dublin’s Liberties district from Dublin developer Martin Creedon. The site on Newmarket (...)

At the height of the recent bad weather, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar tweeted a photo of himself visiting Holles Street hospital.

Writing about Leo Varadkar in 2012 when he was minister for transport, tourism and sport and the then cabinet’s youngest member, Mary Minihan of this (...)

Tipperary’s Patrick Maher tackles Waterford’s Kevin Moran  during Tipperary’s 1-20 to 1-11 victory at Semple Stadium, Thurles, Tipperary. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Tipperary 1-20 Waterford 1-11 Waterford fell to a second defeat in a row in the Allianz League but manager Derek McGrath said they will continue to u(...)

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