Virgin Media Television head of news and sport Mick McCaffrey: ‘In normal times, you would never consider putting news up against RTÉ’s Six-One.’ Photograph: Chris Bellew / Fennell Photography.

The news at Virgin Media Television is that there is now more news than ever – and it’s not all down to the Dr Tony Holohan show. The broadcaster’s n(...)

Sinn Féin councillor Patricia Ryan. Photograph: Facebook

Let’s face it, nobody would deny a general election candidate a holiday given the gruelling demands of the campaign, it’s just that most of them take (...)

 Tánaiste Simon Coveney, European Parliament vice-president Mairéad McGuinness, Minister of State for European Affairs Helen McEntee and Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe at Dublin Port on Friday morning. Photograph: Douglas O’Connor

Pole positions Fine Gael was at sixes and sevens this week over a pause on a vote-management pact between Richard Bruton and running mate Catherine N(...)

Pat Kenny in his Newstalk studio. Photograph: Frank Miller

Pat Kenny may be one of Ireland’s top broadcasters, but he’s equally prone to the occasionally bizarre moment that prompts the question whether he’s o(...)

Nigel Farage’s appearance is something of let-down, at least for anyone expecting him to live down to his caricature as a blinkered, prejudiced little Englander. Photograph: Bryan Meade

Will Ireland ever solve its British question? Not any time soon, judging by the way Brexit again saturates the airwaves last week. It seems as soon Ir(...)

George Hook

If the prospect of listening to a left-wing politician express support for transport strikes sets alarm bells ringing, Matt Cooper has hit on a novel (...)

Claire Lambe, who will study and row at Cambridge, with Sinéad Lynch in Rio. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/INPHO

Ireland’s rowers have taken to the water again – Sanita Puspure and the pair of Shane O’Driscoll and Mark O’Donovan training at the National Rowing Ce(...)

Ireland’s Gary and Paul O’Donovan celebrate after winning silver in the men’s rowing lightweight double sculls final. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/INPHO

Ireland’s Paul O’Donovan and Gary O’Donovan won the first Irish rowing medal at the Olympic Games today. The Ireland lightweight double took silver be(...)

Gary and Paul O’Donovan  celebrate victory in the men’s lightweight double scull  win at the European Rowing Championships. Photo: Soren Stache/EPA

Paul and Gary O’Donovan started their season by taking silver at the first World Cup Regatta in Varese in Italy; they will begin their campaign in th(...)

Paul O’Donovan showed he is indeed peerless in the single sculls: the lightweight (20) beat John Keohane for the first time, and only his brother, Gary, tested him. Photograph: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

Trinity hammered out the message that they are the best eight in the country as they left UCD and NUIG/Gr áinne Mhaol in their wake with a pillar-to-p(...)

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