Paul Brennan

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The remains of actor Jer O’Leary, being carried out of the Church of St. Agatha’s. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Actor, activist, artist, raconteur, orator, and trade unionist Jer O’Leary (73), who died in Dublin on St Stephen’s Day, had a favourite quotation: “I(...)

Donegal’s Ryan McHugh celebrates scoring a goal with Patrick McBrearty during the Ulster SFC Final against Fermanagh at St Tiernach’s Park in Clones. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Donegal 2-18 Fermanagh 0-12 Before it ended Rory Gallagher was already walking down the sideline to shake hands with Declan Bonner, the Fermanagh man(...)

Hard Rock Cafe Dublin - “love all serve all” at the bar

As you walk into Dublin’s Hard Rock Cafe, just reopened after refurbishment, one big thing hits you. Or rather, doesn’t hit you. U2’s famous Trabant f(...)

President Michael D Higgins and his friend Tom Murphy about whom Mr Higgins spoke affectionately. Photograph: The Irish Times

Playwright Tom Murphy was a “great vulnerable courageous being” and a “genius that we have lost”, President Michael D Higgins has said. Addressing a (...)

Wicklow are frustrated that they can’t play their home quarter-final against Dublin in Aughrim. Photograph: Inpho

New faces, same old outcome Maybe it was Parnell Park asserting its value to Dublin but the close-run thing against Kilkenny came a bit out of the bl(...)

Donegal’s Martin McElhinney chips Tyrone goalkeeper Mickey O’Neill to score a goal in the Bank of Ireland Dr McKenna Cup Final at the  Athletic Grounds in Armagh. Photograph: Jonathan Porter/Inpho

Donegal 1-16 Tyrone 1-12 Donegal ended Tyrone’s six-year hold of the Dr McKenna Cup as Declan Bonner’s side secured victory at the Athletic Grounds i(...)

Irish Carmelite nuns in Kenya in the 1930s

As we step out of the airport into the bright Kenyan sunlight, it is hard to believe the ruddy-cheeked Cork man who has come to greet us used to coach(...)

Scotland’s Minister for Europe  Humza Yousaf (left): ‘The Irish are seen as close friends, indeed our cousins.’ Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

Ireland is the only foreign state whose voice should be heard in the referendum on the United Kingdom’s future in the European Union, a Scottish minis(...)

Roscommon’s Senan Kilbride and Leitrim’s Gary Reynolds. Kilbride believes that Connacht is perhaps at its strongest in several years.

The last thing they need reminding of right now is their championship odds: 150/1 to win the Connacht title; 2,000/1 to win the All-Ireland.Such is th(...)

Paul Brennan, seen here in action for Leitrim, could play for Donegal next season. Photograph: James Crombie / Inpho

The now completed transfer of Leitrim footballer Paul Brennan to Donegal club Bundoran was “mooted” by both the club and the Donegal set-up, according(...)

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