Shirley McCay: Ireland  international will miss Pegasus’s Champions Trophy semi-final against Cork Harlequins at Banbridge. Photograph: Rowland White/Presseye/Inpho

It was this time last year that Loreto coach Paul Fitzpatrick had a holiday booked, so unlikely had it seemed that his side would qualify for the end-(...)

Bobby Ryan

Patrick Quirke The accused (50) denied murdering Bobby Ryan but accepted he had an affair with Mary Lowry and fell in love with her. Patri(...)

Patrick Quirke (50) at court on Wednesday. Photograph: Collins

A Google search for “human body decomposition” was carried out on a computer that was seized from murder accused Patrick Quirke’s house, the Central C(...)

Ecstatic Irish hockey fans celebrate the women’s team’s World Cup semi-final victory over Spain in the Glenside Pub in Churchtown, Dublin.

What price a place at the World Cup final? The cheers of relief and ecstasy had barely died down when Noreen O’Riordan, the Loreto Hockey Club fixture(...)

Ireland hockey players Nicola Evans, Yvonne O’Byrne,  Zoe Wilson, Katie Mullan and Hannah Matthews celebrating their quarter-final win over India on Thursday. Photograph: Christopher Lee/Getty Images

Before this week many of the Irish public might have thought short corners were something dodgy tradesmen cut to finish the jobs more quickly. But no(...)

 Tyrone’s Padraig Hampsey on the attack against Cavan during  the qualifier at Brewster Park. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Tyrone 0-18 Cavan 1-12 Cavan manager Mattie McGleenan famously bravely fisted home a goal for Tyrone against his current side in the 1995 Ulster fina(...)

The former Polo Grounds in New York.

Considering its status as the most famous All-Ireland final in history, the 70th anniversary of the Polo Grounds match between Cavan and Kerry attract(...)

“People look at me as if I have 10 heads when I tell them that I made my house smaller,” says architect Joan McElligott, sitting in her two-up, two-do(...)

Dublin’s iconic Gresham Hotel: New owner Riu Hotels and Resorts, which bought the O’Connell Street institution for €93m, has planning permission for 140 additional bedrooms. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The best year for selling hotels in Ireland was 2015, when 63 properties changed hands for €710 million, a figure that seemed unlikely to be beaten i(...)

The Clayton Hotel in Ballsbridge, Dublin. Dalata is hoping to add 37 rooms, bringing the total to to 341. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

With high occupancy rates, constantly increasing room prices and few new city centre hotels on the horizon, well-established Dublin City hotels are re(...)

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