The Irish Times has been shortlisted in three categories for the 2021 Headline Mental Health Media Awards – which recognise excellence in the coverage(...)

Pádraig O’Hora, Ryan O’Donoghue and Kevin McLoughlin, Mayo after being beaten by Tyrone in the All Ireland senior football championship final at Croke Park. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

It’s not that sport has a monopoly on roller-coasting extremes of emotions, all walks of life have their fair share of them too, of course. But stil(...)

Dublin celebrate after the victory over Mayo in the All-Ireland Final at Croke Park. Photograph:  Dara Mac Dónaill

Ah God Mayo, how much more can ye take? Hearts smithereened all over again, still searching for a vaccine for, well, the Dubdemic. RTÉ had started th(...)

Katie Taylor makes her way to the ring for her clash with Miriam Gutierrez. Photograph: Inpho/Matchroom/Dave Thompson

All that talk about whether Christmas would be cancelled and in the end, for sport-a-philes at least, it came early - and lasted a whole two days. The(...)

 Aidan O’Shea’s  Breaffy, will come up against Lee Keegan’s Westport in the Mayo semi-finals. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Saturday Football Mayo SFC: Breaffy v Westport, MacHale Park, 7.15 - Breaffy, showcasing an almost unmarkable Aidan O’Shea, chase the Grail of a fir(...)

Countries such as Portugal, Sweden, Spain and Belgium have already brought in restrictions to allay fears of increases in problem gambling linked to isolation and boredom. File photograph: Getty Images

Finland has become the latest European country to implement loss limits on online gambling during the Covid-19 pandemic while there have been further (...)

Fianna Fáil TD Jim O’Callaghan: ‘Gambling has become a serious problem that is destroying lives in Ireland.’ Photograph: iStock

Fianna Fáil has promised to ban credit card betting and so-called “whistle-to-whistle” wagers if elected to power. The party unveiled a policy paper(...)

Saturday evening and Ciarán Whelan, stationed at the edge of the Croke Park pitch, was reminiscing on RTÉ about the days when the National League was (...)

Brendan Maher has put in some inspired performances to help Borris-Ileigh into Sunday’s All-Ireland club hurling final against Ballyhale Shamrocks. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Saturday Connacht SFL final: Galway v Roscommon, Dr Hyde Park, 2.0 Yet another provincial final between the counties, the 10th in six years, sees bot(...)

Armagh’s All-Ireland winner and professional counsellor Oisín McConville gives a Gaelic football skills training session to young Palestinian refugees in the Aida refugee camp in Bethlehem. Photograph: Garry Walsh/Trócaire.

An All-Ireland winner and a reformed gambler who counsels others now, it takes a lot to blow Oisín McConville’s mind. Yet the Armagh great was litera(...)

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