Patrick Curran

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The owner of the  former Connemara Gateway Hotel had applied to covert the building into a   direct provision centre Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

The developer of a hotel in Oughterard which was earmarked to open as a direct provision centre says he has withdrawn his tender and will not be proce(...)

On Saturday, locals walked from the town of Oughterard out to the former Connemara Gateway Hotel,  where they lined up on both sides of the road before dispersing. File  photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

A large crowd has again taken part in a silent protest in Oughterard, Co Galway on Saturday over the possibility of a direct provision centre being lo(...)

Oughterard campaign leaders say the help of the far-right is not welcome.  Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Last March, the organisers of a meeting in Lismore, called to help a Syrian refugee family as they arrived in the picturesque Waterford town, had an u(...)

Stephen Bennett scored 12 points as Waterford dismantled Laois. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Waterford 4-22 Laois 1-15 Stephen Bennett helped himself to 0-12 and Patrick Curran and Thomas Ryan got two goals apiece as Waterford eased to a big (...)

Austin Gleeson of Waterford catches the ball in the square, the umpires ruled the ball had crossed the line and awarded the goal, during the Munster GAA Senior Hurling Championship Round 3 match between Waterford and Tipperary at the Gaelic Grounds, Limerick. Photo: Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile via Getty Images

Waterford 2-22 Tipperary 2-22 They were 11 points down, the noose wrapped around their neck, the entire season suddenly flashing before their eyes. O(...)

Clare’s Conor McGrath is challenged by  Shane Fives and Darragh Fives at Cusack Park. The latter is one of several Waterford players absent through injury for the clash with Tipperary. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

“I don’t know whether to laugh or cry,” says Derek McGrath. It’s not long past 10 o’clock on Thursday morning and already his week has got worse, if (...)

Wexford warm up ahead of their game with Tipperary last month. Photograph: Ken Sutton/Inpho

The week before Waterford played Wexford at the end of January, Derek McGrath gathered his players together and named his team. And before he let them(...)

Waterford 1-23 Clare 1-20 A Patrick Curran inspired Waterford won what’s likely to be their final match at Walsh Park for at least two years as they (...)

UL’s David McCarthy saves a shot over his crossbar. Photograph: Ken Sutton/Inpho

University Limerick 2-21 DCU 2-15 Jason Forde and Pat Ryan hit goals in each half as University of Limerick claimed a sixth Fitzgibbon Cup final vict(...)

Waterford Manager Derek McGrath said his side’s next league game (against Cork) wasn’t a “must-win” but that he wanted to see them produced a performance. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

This week, even though the merest suggestion of spring has just emerged, the hurling league’s regulation season has already passed the half-way mark. (...)

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