Sgt Valerie Cole 55th Infantry Group Irish Defence Forces. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The 130 men and women of the 55th Infantry Group poised to deploy next month to the Golan Heights in Syria as part of the United Nations Disengagement(...)

Mary Hannon (10), wearing her great-grandfather’s old IRA service medal, with Sgt Amy Hopkins and Lt Stephen Cunningham  at a Defence Forces ceremony at St Raphael’s Special School, Celbridge, heralding  the centenary of the 1916 Rising. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

One of the major 1916 centenary initiatives is the presentation of the national flag and a copy of the Proclamation to every school in the country. T(...)

Tipperary’s Bill Maher and Dublin’s Niall Scully  contest a loose ball in the Munster champions’ two-point semi-final victory. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Tipperary 0-14 Dublin 0-12It would have been an unlikely proposition not so long ago but Tommy Toomey has suggested his young Tipperary players now ca(...)

Stephen Cunningham who cycled to Beijing  from Dublin in aid of Crumlin children’s hospital

Sipping a flat-white coffee in a Beijing cafe, Stephen Cunningham smiles as he recalls being chased by packs of wild dogs as he cycled in Romania as p(...)

Sinn Féin has mopped up council places with young, articulate and well-educated candidates, consolidating existing Dáil seats and putting in place (...)

The big winners on the northside of Cork City are Sinn Féin who will gain a seat in Cork North East through newcomer Stephen Cunningham, who is vying with Workers’ Party veteran Cllr Ted Tynan to top the poll on about 20 per cent in the four-seater. Photograph: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

A recount and recheck in two Cork city wards have delayed the final result and the ultimate composition of the new 31 seat council, which looks set to(...)

Full list of candidates Although Cork City Council was the only local authority area not to change in the constituency revision, this month’s loc(...)

Dublin’s Jack McCaffrey (left) and Johnny Small put pressure on Meath’s Pádraic Harnan during their Leinster Under-21 final at O’Moore Park, Portlaoise. Photograph: Inpho

Jack McCaffrey lifted the Flood Cup last night as Dublin’s dominance of Leinster football’s u(...)