Ireland celebrate with the Six Nations trophy. The joint bid from BBC and ITV may still fall short of the expectations of the three Celtic unions. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho.

The BBC and ITV have formed an unlikely alliance in a bid to gazump Sky and keep the Six Nations on terrestrial television with an offer worth £50m (€(...)

Kathleen Snavely, the oldest living Irish person who died in New York state on Monday at the age of 113. Her grandniece attributed Ms Snavely’s long life to hard work, love, family and the odd Manhattan cocktail. Photograph: Syracuse University Archives.

The grandniece of Kathleen Snavely, the oldest living Irish person who died in New York state on Monday at the age of 113, attributed her long life to(...)

 Yohan Cabaye is expected to join Alan Pardew at Crystal Palace. The two previously worked together at  Newcastle. Photograph: Ian Horrocks/Newcastle United via Getty Images

Crystal Palace have reached agreement in principle with Paris Saint-Germain over the purchase of Yohan Cabaye, with the France international expected (...)

Senator Sean Barrett said “a single page was all that appeared in the Oireachtas Library about the sale of Aer Lingus”. Photograph: Eric Luke

Concerns have been raised about the lack of cost-benefit analysis of key public projects. Economist and Independent Senator Sean Barrett said there (...)

Tom Williams of Harlequins is replaced as blood pours from his mouth during the infamous Heineken Cup quarter-final against Leinster. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

The famous tale from 2003 of the Gloucester gameplan left in a Limerick taxi always sounded too good to be true: the visitors’ strategy for a crucial (...)

Niall Collins asked the Minister for Justice, Frances Fitzgerald, what were the recruitment projections for the next three years. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Five hundred gardaí are out sick on any given day of the week, the Dáil has heard. Fianna Fáil justice spokesman Niall Collins said that out of a Gar(...)

Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht Heather Humphreys will  launch online the entire collection of Catholic parish register microfilms with Taoiseach Enda Kenny. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Those of Irish Catholic ancestry, wherever they are, will be able to trace their origins back almost 300 years online from today (Wednesday). Taoisea(...)

 Dane Massey celebrates scoring Dundalk’s second goal at Eamonn Deacy Park, his fourth of this season’s campaign. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho.

Galway United 2, Dundalk 4: Dundalk warmed up for their Champions League trip to Belarus next week with an impressive victory over Galway at Eamonn De(...)

Brendan Howlin gave the figure during a short Dáil debate on the 2016 Estimates for the Houses of the Oireachtas Commission. Photograph: Eric Luke

Just over €14 million has been set aside for the running of Dáil and Seanad elections that must take place by early next year. And €3.388 million has(...)

Kieran Marty Waters of Shamrock Rovers celebrates scoring his sides third goal against Progres Niederkorn in their Europa League clash at Tallaght Stadium. Photo: Cathal Noonan/INPHO

Shamrock Rovers 3- 0 Progres Niederkorn Niederkorn skipper Ismael Bouzid had maintained on Monday that even if his side lost this game they wou(...)