Nicky Kelly after he was freed from prison in 1984. Photograph: Tom Lawlor/The Irish Times

The Garda has been dogged by controversy and scandal over the last number of years in particular. However, controversy has not ever been far from the (...)

Mayo captain Stephen Coen lifts the All-Ireland U-21 Football Championship trophy after the victory over Cork at Cusack Park, Ennis. Photograph:   Donall Farmer/Inpho

Mayo 5-7 Cork 1-14 Mayo collected their fifth All-Ireland Under-21 football title amid a goal rush in front of a crowd of 7,467 at Cusack Park, Ennis(...)

Con O’Callaghan (left) is already on the Dublin senior football panel. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho.

Dublin v Mayo, O’Connor Park, Tullamore, Saturday, 2.45 (Live on TG4) It’s hardly surprising that even the brightest minds in bookmaking can’t pick(...)

 Mayo’s Tommy Conroy celebrates scoring his side’s third goal of the game. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Mayo 3-19 Monaghan 1-12: Mayo’s rising generation of stars delivered a spectacular preview of what may lie ahead for the county’s long-suffering suppo(...)