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GAA president John Horan (centre) and director general Tom Ryan  with wreaths  at Glasnevin Cemetery where the GAA unveiled  headstones for  three  victims of the Bloody Sunday shootings.  Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Ninety-nine years to the day after they were shot dead while attending a Gaelic football match, three victims of Bloody Sunday were honoured with head(...)

 Richard Staveley holding a photo of his grand aunt Jane Boyle, who was shot dead in Croke Park on Bloody Sunday 1920. Photograph: Alan Betson

This Thursday in Glasnevin, an important legacy issue for the GAA will literally be laid to rest. On what will be the 99th anniversary of Bloody Sunda(...)

Australian captain John Eales talks to South African referee Andre Watson after receiving a yellow card during the Rugby World Cup 1999 final against France at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff. Photograph: William West/AFP/Getty

The admiration for Australia’s World Cup winning captain John Eales as a player can be gleaned from the nickname bestowed on him by teammates of ‘Nobo(...)

Lot 16 Western Landscape by Paul Henry is seeking €100,000–€150,000

The forthcoming Important Irish Art Sale of 205 lots by Whyte’s auction house, at the RDS on May 27th, will feature a large selection of works by Loui(...)

Young Journalist of the Year Amy Molloy with the overall winner of the 2019 Press Pass awards, John Flynn who wrote an opinion piece on scouting. Photograph:  Chris Bellew /Fennell Photography

A student from Co Cork has been named the overall winner of the 2019 Press Pass awards. John Flynn from Coláiste an Chraoibhin in Fermoy picked up th(...)

Worldspreads chief financial officer Niall O’Kelly, chairman Lindsay McNeile and chief executive Conor Foley at a group agm in 2009. Photograph: Alan Betson

On December 24th, while the rest of us were hanging up our Christmas stockings, the Companies Registration Office was stamping as “received” the final(...)

Mourners at the funeral of Eileen Battersby in Drogheda at St Peter’s Church, Drogheda, Co Louth.  Photograph: Donall Farmer

Literary critic, author and journalist Eileen Battersby was a “brilliant”, “beguiling”, “beautiful”, “courageous”, “dynamic” romantic who lived by her(...)

Weeshie Fogarty at Fitzgerald Stadium: his great love of football was evident in his career as a player, a referee and later as a broadcaster. Photograph:  Don MacMonagle

For GAA enthusiasts in the afterlife, it has recently become more difficult to get a word in edgeways with the sad departures on successive Sundays of(...)

French singer Severine reads the Sunday Independent newspaper in her hotel on 4th April, the day after she won the 1971 Eurovision Song Contest with the song ‘Un banc, un arbre, une rue’ for Monaco in Dublin, Ireland on 3rd April 1971. Photograph: Rolls Press/Popperfoto/Getty Images

Revisiting another facet of the colourful history of print journalism in Ireland would hardly justify even a faint cry of “Hold the front page”. At le(...)

Players are willing to be amateur but they are less willing to accept amateur preparation and training techniques.  Photograph: John McVitty/Inpho

There appears to be a growing consensus that the GAA is headed down the wrong path. The impending appointment of a new director-general, and the new b(...)

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