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(...)

The Beacon Hotel in Sandyford, Dublin, which has been sold along with the Morgan and the Spencer hotels. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Liberty Global’s John Malone and two other businessmen have bought Fitzpatrick Lifestyle Hotels for more than €150 million. Mr Malone, property devel(...)

DoubleTree By Hilton: Blackstone is selling the hotel for €180 million and US groups Hyatt Hotels and Host Hotels & Resorts, and the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority are speculated to be in the mix. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Three Dublin hotels have attracted indicative bids of up to €150 million from a number of overseas bidders, signalling that investors are looking beyo(...)

Beacon South Quarter:  a mix of dashing high rise buildings with shops and a supermarket, apartments, offices, a private hospital and a hotel

About half of the shops in the boom-built Beacon South Quarter (BSQ) in Sandyford, Dublin 18, are to be offered for sale in a single lot. Patricia W(...)

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