It may be Hackball who features in the foreground of Joseph Tudor’s panorama of “Sackville Street and Gardiner’s Mall, Dublin” (circa 1750), in the National Gallery

Thanks to several readers, I now know a lot more about “Haeball – King of the Beggars”, the 18th-century Dublin character mentioned here earlier in th(...)

   Galway’s Jason Flynn tries to close down Joe O’Connor of Wexford at O’Moore Park. Photograph: Bryan Keane

Wexford 1-16 Galway 0-18 Wexford were crowned Walsh Cup champions after a narrow one-point victory over Galway in O’Moore Park on Saturday. Shane O’(...)

The funeral of veteran Irish republican Billy McKee is given a guard of honour by D Company members, former IRA members and prisoners as it stops at the republican Garden of Remembrance on in Belfast. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

A veteran republican who opposed the peace process died “unrepentant”, hundreds of mourners in west Belfast were told. Billy McKee, who died on Tuesd(...)

The scene of the stabbing at Medowvale, Arklow, Wicklow. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

A 37-year-old man has died after a stabbing incident at a house in Arklow, Co Wicklow. The victim has been named locally as Stephen Kavanagh and gard(...)

Mourners attending a vigil for Cameron Reilly (18) last month after his body was discovered in a field outside Dunleer, Co Louth. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

One month on from the murder of Cameron Reilly (18) two more appeals for information and for people to co-operate with the Garda investigation, have b(...)

Cameron Reilly was found dead in a field in Dunleer, Co Louth last week.

Mourners at the funeral of murdered teenager Cameron Reilly (18) were told death “seldom comes as shockingly, as cruelly or as poignantly as it has to(...)

The vigil for Cameron Reilly at St Brigid’s church, Dunleer, Co Louth. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

On Friday of last week, the people of Dunleer in Co Louth went to the local national school to mark their ballot papers in the referendum. There is no(...)

Cameron Reilly   was found dead in a field in Dunleer

Gardaí investigating the murder of 18-year-old Cameron Reilly are seeking to interview anyone who had contact with him while socialising on Friday nig(...)

Kilkenny minor team celebrates with the trophy after defeating Dublin in the Leinster final at  Croke Park. Photograph: Inpho

Kilkenny 1-17 Dublin 1-15 A late surge saw Kilkenny defend their provincial title after narrowly overcoming Dublin in their Electric Ireland L(...)

Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams (centre) and Northern Ireland Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness (right) attend the funeral of Father Alec Reid in  the Clonard Monastery in west Belfast today. Photograph: Cathal McNaughton/Reuters.

Hundreds of mourners from across Belfast have joined politicians and clergy of all denominations for the funeral of Fr Alec Reid, the quiet priest who(...)

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