Paul Begley

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A photograph of the moon taken in Artane, Dublin, just before the total eclipse. Photograph: Liam Mulligan

Early risers were rewarded with clear skies for the super blood moon which was present in Irish skies on Monday morning. Skies were clear in the east(...)

The diffusion of light from the Earth’s shadow will make the moon appear to be red in the sky – hence the term blood moon. Photograph: Getty Images

A total eclipse of the moon will be visible in Irish skies on Monday morning. For 62 minutes between 4.41am and 5.43am the Moon will be completely i(...)

 Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Photograph: AP /Hasan Jamali, File)

A Government Minister has urged his Cabinet colleagues to take “stronger action” against Saudi Arabia over the murder of dissident Saudi journalist Ja(...)

Former Anglo Irish Bank chief David Drumm’s position as the highest-ranking executive at Anglo weighed heavily in the judge’s ruling. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

The six-year jail term handed to former Anglo Irish Bank chief David Drumm is much longer than two former colleagues received over the same transactio(...)

 Michael Darragh Macauley fires home Leinster’s second goal during the Leinster SFC quarter-final against Laois at Croke Park. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Dublin 2-21 Laois 0-16: It took them a while to get the ship pointed in the right direction but in the end Dublin’s progress was pretty smooth at Crok(...)

Aidan O’Shea: starts at midfield with his brother Séamus for Mayo against Roscommon. Photograph: Inpho

Gavin Duffy has not been named in the Mayo football panel by manager James Horan for Sunday’s Connacht football semi-final against Roscommon at Dr (...)

Ross Munnelly of Laois wins the ball ahead of Wicklow’s  Rory Finn at Aughrim. Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Laois 0-21 Wicklow 1-11Strange how so pretty a setting can serve up something so mundane. Aughrim seems such a natural playground for football, even i(...)

UCD 1-14 Laois 3-6UCD will play the champions Kildare in next week’s O’Byrne cup semi-final after they scored a convincing win over Laois at Portarlin(...)

Paul Begley – who resigned as a director from Begley Brothers Ltd in January 2012 – was released from jail in March. He retained a substantial shareholding last year.

A fruit and vegetable distributor last year recorded pretax profits of almost €4,000 per week while the company’s boss languished in jail.In March 20(...)

Laois’s Padraig Clancy will attempt to fill a huge void in midfield in the absence of Brendan Quigley. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

GAVIN CUMMISKEYThe luck of the draw means either Carlow or Laois will stay afloat for a while yet. On the evidence of both counties opening round coll(...)

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