Paul Mcgrath

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Tommy Bowe makes for a sincere enquirer, asking retired Irish sports stars about their exits from the field.  Photograph: Inpho/Giuseppe Fama

What chance does a winger ever get to reflect? In rugby, the position is all anticipation, speed and surge; they intercept and break free. To be a pro(...)

Euro 88: Adri van Tiggelen and  Ray Houghton during Ireland’s Netherlands match. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Anchored by the pragmatism of an upbringing in the northeast of England, Jack Charlton was a man not given to flights of fancy. Yet he had no hesitati(...)

Après Match: Gary Cooke, Barry Murphy and Risteard Cooper. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/ The Irish Times

His lunch mates consider diving for cover when Risteard Cooper launches into his Shane Horgan impression, the hand movements so violent everyone at th(...)

The Chorus of Dissent and the Elastic Band

We’re almost afraid to say it out loud, for fear of putting a hex on it, but it looks like the weather could be good for this May bank holiday weekend(...)

Dwayne Johnson, Naomie Harris, Martin Freeman and host Graham Norton at a taping of ‘The Graham Norton Show’ in London, England. Photograph: PA Images on behalf of So TV/PA Wire

The Late Late Show Friday, RTÉ One, 9.30pm This week’s instalment of the Irish institution sees Ryan interview rising star Barry Keoghan about his j(...)

 Barta’s development and construction director   Grainne Hollywood, CEO Mike Flannery and founder Richard Barrett. Photograph: Mark Maxwell

UK private equity property investment firm Henley has entered the Irish market by spending almost €15 million on two deals with its local partner, Bar(...)

A glimpse of the in-demand Iveagh Gardens estate in Crumlin. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Crumlin came into existence as a manorial settlement that grew into an Anglo-Norman village after 1170, and subsequently developed into what is one of(...)

Will Magee (right) with his brother Mick: 'We hope we’re inspiring others to speak about their own journey, and confide in those around them.'

Will and Mick Magee lost their mother and a close friend to suicide within a few years of each other. Following their deaths, the brothers wanted(...)

A photograph of Jimmy Magee at his funeral in  Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Jimmy Magee would have been “so, honoured, so proud” about the attendance at his funeral, his son Mark Magee said. “He loved people, He loved his fri(...)

Conor McGregor’s brash attitude and hyperbole perfectly capture the current generation of youth in Ireland. Photo: Getty Images

When he lived in digs above The Fountain café on Cork’s Grand Parade, Christy Ring used to walk the short distance to St Augustine’s church each morni(...)

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