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The Gleninsheen gorget, a late Bronze Age collar, on loan from the National Museum of Ireland, is part of the British Museum’s World of Stonehenge exhibition. Photograph: Alistair Grant/AP

Among the antler headdresses, polished axes, ivory and pottery showcased at the Stonehenge exhibition in London’s British Museum runs a strong thread (...)

Jess Breach was hit high during Ireland’s Trojan effort to narrow the gap between them and England. Photograph: Adrian Dennis/AFP

Rugby faces a serious problem, specifically Irish rugby. The professionalism debate in the women’s game and how a lack of full-time deals hampers Irel(...)

Mickey Harte: ‘Bit by bit, we’re getting there and the boys are putting in the work. I think in a few years’ time they’ll be physically developed enough to bring that intensity.’ Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

It’s the last thing Mickey Harte needed reminding about. After the “battering” – his own choice of word – at the hands of Kildare on Sunday, next up f(...)

Willie McGee, retired second-in-command of the Garda Bureau of Fraud Investigation, with copies of The Irish Times  from 1979-80 containing ads used by the State to communicate with a blackmail gang.  Photograph: Alan Betson

In 1979, a young detective named Willie McGee found himself standing outside a well-to-do address in Dublin pushing a “relatively rotund man” back thr(...)

The Irish Times disclosed emails in which David Minogue sought to lay down three ‘criteria’ for the station’s coverage of the council in the context of the council taking out advertising. Photograph: iStock

Cathaoirleach of Wexford County Council Barbara-Anne Murphy is considering action, including a possible disciplinary investigation, into council secr(...)

Bongi Mbonambi celebrates the Sharks’ victory over Leinster.  Photograph: Steve Haag/Inpho

My first Ireland rugby tour was to South Africa in 2004, an experience that proved to be as much a culture shock on the pitch as off. The sheltered li(...)

Tempers flare between Westmeath and Kilkenny during their Leinster GAA Senior Hurling Championship Round 1 match at TEG Cusack Park in  Mullingar on April 16th. Photograph: John McVitty/Inpho

It is oftentimes forgotten the Gaelic Athletics Association was founded in 1884 on the twin ambitions of reorganising athletics and reviving hurling a(...)

SETU will be a multi-campus unitary university with campuses in Waterford (pictured), Carlow, Wexford and Wicklow. Photograph: iStock

On May 1st, the South East Technological University (SETU) will open, officially making it the first university to cater for that part of the country.(...)

Ulster GAA Senior Football Championship Quarter-Final at  MacCumhaill Park, Ballybofey: Michael Murphy of Donegal remonstrates with Aidan Forker of Armagh. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/INPHO

Donegal’s win over Armagh yesterday should come as no major surprise. Donegal’s record at MacCumhaill Park is exceptional. Between losing to Down in (...)

Limerick’s Diarmaid Byrnes and Waterford’s Stephen Bennett after Saturday’s Munster championship clash. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

If what we thought we knew last week got vindicated by Limerick’s blitz of Cork, this weekend has made the obvious even more obvious and it’s not good(...)

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