Mick O Connell

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Question 100: What was Father Ted’s routine explanation for alleged financial misconduct?

What was Father Ted’s money doing? What did Mary Robinson’s electors rock in 1990? And could Lindsay Lohan play soccer for the Republic of Ireland? (...)

Lord Mayor Mick Finn suggested people should try and imagine what life was like for the generation of young Cork people who went to fight in battle.

Commemorating those who fell in the first World War will help Ireland and the world learn lessons on how to avoid such carnage and the futility of ano(...)

Past winners of the award include former tánaiste Dick Spring. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The Kerry Association in Dublin is seeking nominations for its Kerry Person of the Year award. Past winners of the award, which was initiated in 1979(...)

A photograph of Jimmy Magee at his funeral in  Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Jimmy Magee would have been “so, honoured, so proud” about the attendance at his funeral, his son Mark Magee said. “He loved people, He loved his fri(...)

Dublin’s Bernard Brogan catches a ball over the head of Meath’s Mickey Burke. Photograph: Morgan Treacy

What the polar ice cap is to the world’s scientists, the high fetch is to the custodians of the GAA. Gaels have for decades worried and fretted over t(...)

 Minnesota Vikings’ Blair Walsh  misses a crucial  27-yard field goal in last January’s 10-9 play-off defeat to  the Seattle Seahawks. Photograph:  Jamie Squire/Getty Images

Midway through Blair Walsh’s fifth season as the Minnesota Vikings’ kicker, he turned up for work last month and found six unemployed rivals trying ou(...)

Waterford’s Maurice Shanahan reacts in front of Shane Prendergast of Kilkenny after scoring a point in the All-Ireland hurling semi-final. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Hard as it may now be to believe, there was a time when GAA books were few and far between. Up until the late Nineties, they weren’t being released wi(...)

The death has taken place of former Kerry footballer DJ Crowley. It was announced on the county’s GAA website on Friday. Crowley from Rathmore had a r(...)

Kerry footballers celebrate their Munster final victory over Cork. The success of a small number of teams in provincial championships has sparked calls for  a two-tier system. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

After Kerry’s victory over Tyrone, one feature of the All-Ireland final has been confirmed: despite the back-door system, once again two provincial ch(...)

Cuvier’s beaked whale. Photograph: Cetacean Research & Rescue Unit

Irish and British marine scientists are seriously concerned about a spike in strandings of the protected deepwater Cuvier’s beaked whale along the wes(...)

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