Readers like you keep news free for everyone.

More than 5,000 readers have already pitched in to keep free access to The Journal.

For the price of one cup of coffee each week you can help keep paywalls away.

Support us today
Not now
Saturday 3 June 2023 Dublin: 17°C

# Retiring

This year
# recruitment crisis
Increasing Garda retirement age to 62 under consideration, says Taoiseach
Varadkar has spoken to the Garda Commissioner Drew Harris about the measure.
Last year
# Retiring
Lidl to remove mandatory retirement age of 65 for its employees
The company said this will allow it to “attract more mature and life-experienced talent”.
# Calling Time
Eoin Morgan set to announce retirement from international cricket
The 35-year-old Dubliner captained England to World Cup success in 2019.
All time
# Junior
'I've given my life to this game... it's time to put my family first for a change'
Ireland captain Ciara Griffin will retire from Test rugby this weekend at the age of 27.
# Wave Goodbye
Ex-France star Picamoles retiring at end of season
The 35-year-old earned the last of his 82 caps at the 2019 World Cup.
# Calling Time
Two World Cups and 128 international goals: US legend Carli Lloyd announces retirement at 39
The two-time World Player of the Year will line out for her country in upcoming friendlies and play the remainder of the club season with NJ/NY Gotham FC.
# Calling Time
Former Munster, Leinster and Ulster lock Nagle announces retirement
The 32-year-old has most recently been on the books at Zebre.
# Heading Home
Leinster's Michael Bent confirms retirement at end of the season
The 34-year-old tighthead won four Ireland caps after arriving in 2012.
# Farewell
England expect Ireland to be galvanised by CJ Stander's last hurrah
Matt Proudfoot recalls seeing Stander breaking through into South African rugby.
# Pride
'If you're a good leader, you show vulnerability and I think I had to do that'
Munster man Billy Holland will retire from playing professional rugby at the end of this season.
# next chapter
'It's an unbelievable privilege to play professional sport, but there are ups and downs'
Brendan Macken has retired at the age of 29 after a career with Leinster, Wasps, and London Irish.
# Stalwarts
Kearney and McFadden bid farewell to Leinster after superb service
The 34-year-old pair have had many great days with their native province.
# Retiring
Vincent Kompany hangs up his boots to become Anderlecht manager
Having combined duties last season, the Man City legend is now focusing solely on managerial duties.
# The Notorious
Conor McGregor says he is retiring from fighting (again)
The 31-year-old Dublin man has previously made the same claim.
# Retiring
Munster's Tyler Bleyendaal has retired from professional rugby
The 29-year-old has been struggling with a neck injury.
# Retiring
Independent TD Tommy Broughan announces he will not seek re-election
He was first elected to the Dáil in 1992.
# Family life
Former world number one Wozniacki announces retirement at 29
The Dane will hang up her racket after next month’s Australian Open.
# Calling Time
Former Scotland captain retires from international rugby after winning 76 caps
Edinburgh back-rower John Barclay featured at three World Cups, including the most recent tournament in Japan.
# Final Chapter
'We can’t keep thinking, ‘We need to be like 2018.' We need to be better'
Ireland captain Rory Best believes his team can overcome this year’s Six Nations disappointment.
# stepping away
'I think he's making a huge mistake' - Northern Ireland midfielder retires from international football at 28
Sheffield United’s Oliver Norwood earned 57 international caps but wants to concentrate on his club career.
# Farewell
'Rory runs out, Darren runs out, and the crowd are going nuts'
The two stalwarts played at the Kingspan Stadium for the last time as they secured a Pro14 semi-final.
# on the way out
Ex-Munster man Casey to retire from 'the job every boy dreams of having' aged 28
The Grenoble hooker will call it a day at the end of the season.
# Final Chapter
Ireland captain Rory Best to retire from rugby after the World Cup
The 36-year-old will hope to go out in style in Japan later this year.
# Stalwart
Ulster's Cave announces retirement days after superb display against Leinster
The 31-year-old will bow out at the end of this season.
# Retiring
'Every time he has played for his country he has been an inspiration to all of us'
Seamus Coleman and Mick McCarthy have paid tribute to the retiring Jon Walters.
# george hamilton
'It has been a huge honour': PSNI chief constable George Hamilton to retire in June
Hamilton will have served five years in the post of chief constable and almost 34 years in the police service.
# a class act
Derry star forward and former captain Lynch calls it a day after 15 years
Mark Lynch has retired from inter-county football.
# Man in black
Premier League referee quits aged 32 due to 'change in his personal circumstances'
Regarded as one of the finest officials in the English game, Bobby Madley has decided to retire.
# the end
'Seeing this guy lift the trophy is the thing that gives me most satisfaction'
Leinster’s captain lasted only 18 minutes but retires with the province on top of Europe.
# Legend
'He loves this place. It’s been good to him and he’s been good for Leinster'
Isa Nacewa will retire after today’s Guinness Pro14 final against the Scarlets.
# Hanging up the bat
Ireland cricket legend Ed Joyce announces his retirement
The 39-year-old is taking up a new role overseeing leadership development and as a batting coach.
# Mul
Muldoon bows out as a Connacht great after leading them to new heights
The Portumna man moves on to Bristol next season but leaves behind a fine legacy.
# Magician
The man widely regarded as Argentina's greatest ever player is retiring
Juan Martin Hernandez is set to hang up his boots.
# Legend
All Blacks legend Conrad Smith to hang up his boots at the end of the season
The 36-year-old won two World Cups with New Zealand.
# Retiring
Neil Diamond is retiring from touring after being diagnosed with Parkinson's
The singer has said he plans to keep writing and recording.
# beyond 65
Retirement age for public service workers to increase to 70
A number of parties, including Fianna Fail, have called for people to be allowed to work beyond 65 if they so choose.
# Memories
Mike Ross wants to be remembered as 'someone who made the most of himself'
The tighthead prop will move into a new line of work after retiring this summer.
# head injury
26-year-old Connacht centre McSharry forced to retire due to concussion
The Ireland ‘A’ international has called time on his playing career.
# Wave Goodbye
The NFL's most controversial concussion doctor is retiring
Elliot Pellman spent 30 years with the NFL, including time as the New York Jets’ team doctor
# the end
Ireland and Leinster's Eoin Reddan confirms retirement from rugby
The 35-year-old is hanging his boots up after the tour of South Africa.