Soloheadbeg, Co Tipperary: More than a thousand people gathered at the gentle slope in front of Solohead Church on Sunday to commemorate an ambush carried out there exactly 100 years before. Photograph: John D Kelly

The people of the Co Tipperary townland of Solohead gathered on Sunday to remember momentous events which occurred there 100 years ago which would eve(...)

Pauric Mahony celebrates after scoring the winning point for Ballygunner against Thurles Sarsfields. Photograph: Ken Sutton/Inpho

Ballygunner 1-21 Thurles Sarsfields 1-19 The widespread conviction that there’d be little in this match was not disappointed. For an absorbing hour a(...)

The Burlington Plaza Office office block in Dublin 4, where tenants include Sky and Bank of Ireland

The National Asset Management Agency has selected Californian investment firm Colony Capital as preferred bidder for a portfolio of loans with a par v(...)

Thurles Sarsfields captain Pádraic Maher raises the Tipperary senior hurling trophy with daughters of the club’s deceased trainer Jackie Griffin, Laragh, Isabelle and Emma, after the win over Kiladangan at Semple Stadium earlier this month.  Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho.

These are busy days in the GAA’s original heritage town. Just under a fortnight ago, Thurles heard the news that Mickey “the Rattler” Byrne, an evocat(...)

Winners (back row): Laurence Kinlan (best supporting actor), Fergus Shiel (best opera), Sarah Bacon (best set design), Francis O’Connor (best costume design), Sarah Lynch (best production), Marty Rea (best actor), Sarah Jane Shiels (best lighting), Derbhle Crotty (best actress), Lian Bell (judges’ special award). Front row: Doreen McKenna (best costume design), Anne Clarke (special tribute award and best opera), Stacey Gregg (best new play), Louise Lowe (audience award) and Owen Boss (audience award). Not in photograph: Jimmy Eadie (best sound), Garry Hynes (best director) and Abigail McGibbon (best supporting actress). Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The best gear and fancy frocks at the Irish Times Irish Theatre Awards had personality and style – you wouldn’t expect less from a theatre crowd – an(...)