# Background

This week
25th February 2024 - 2nd March 2024
Why the FAI turned to John O’Shea - and what’s next in the search for Stephen Kenny’s permanent successor
O’Shea accepted the FAI’s offer over the weekend, but has already been told that he is viewed as an interim candidate only.
All time
Gardaí were prepared for potential violence and drafted in specialist officers to help police Dublin protest
A major policing operation was in place from yesterday morning with senior officers, including the Commissioner, taking direct command.
Officers had been monitoring online chatter in recent weeks as groups planned a protest for Stephen's Green.
Huge cocaine seizure in Cork highlights Ireland's fulcrum position in global drug gang investigations
'They can inspire a whole country' - Jones asks England to play without fear
Name The Obscure Love Actually Character
Can You Name These Minor Priests From Father Ted?
Can You Name These Ridiculously Minor Friends Characters?
'He likes his dad to collect him from the airport' - WWE's heartwarming tribute to Ireland's Finn Balor
People spotted a morto little filming mistake on Sherlock last night
Why is there a coup happening in Turkey?
Gillingham’s John Egan on his GAA roots and leaving Ireland as a teenager
Here's how you can identify (and stop) annoying background apps
Ranking the 8 best current internationals with a League of Ireland background
People are really annoyed at Twitter for deleting their background pics
New Children's Minister is 'eminently qualified' and 'vastly experienced' - but who is he?
Frances Fitzgerald: From social worker to Justice Minister