Karim Benzema will miss Real Madrid’s Champions League quarter-final second leg against city rivals Atletico. Photograph: Reuters

Real Madrid will be without their striker Karim Benzema for the Champions League quarter-final return against their fierce city rivals Atlético on Wed(...)

An age progression image of Ciara Breen showing how she may appear today, age 36.

A man in his 50s has been arrested in connection with the disappearance of Ciara Breen who went missing 18 years ago.Ciara, who was 17 at the time, wa(...)

Sinn Féin deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald has again refused to apologise for naming a number of former politicians in the Dáil chamber. 2:39

Sinn Féin deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald has again refused to apologise for naming a number of former politicians in the Dáil chamber.Ms McDonald cou(...)

Hurricane Fly is set for a first attempt at three miles at Punchestown. Photograph: Getty

Hurricane Fly is set to tackle three miles for the first time in the Ladbrokes World Series Hurdle at Punchestown next week.Connections are keen to st(...)

British actress Joan Collins has clarified that she is not the same Joan Collins that was arrested at a protest over water meters in Dublin on Monday. Photograph: Paul Hackett/Reuters

Soap star Joan Collins took to twitter on Tuesday to deny that she was arrested at a protest in Dublin.The British actress was referring to an inciden(...)

Angela Merkel, Germany’s chancellor, reacts as she addresses the Indo-German business summit at the Hanover industrial fair in Hanover . Photographer: Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg

German investor confidence unexpectedly fell for the first time in six months, signaling that the uncertainty induced by Greece’s debt crisis may be w(...)

Ousted Egyptian president Mohammed Morsi: Morsi has been sentenced to 20 years in prison, along with 12 others, over the killing of protesters outside the presidential palace in 2012. Photograph: EPA/Fouad Alganousi/Almasri Alyoum

Ousted Islamist president Mohammed Morsi has been sentenced to 20 years in prison by an Egyptian criminal court over the killing of protesters in 2012(...)

Britain’s Prince Charles is to visit Sligo in May, almost 20 years after the first trip to Ireland by the heir to the British throne.

Britain’s Prince Charles is to visit Sligo in May, almost 20 years after the first trip to Ireland by the heir to the British throne.Details are due t(...)

 Russian President Vladimir Putin and  Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Kirill (  attend the Orthodox Easter service at the Christ the Saviour Cathedral in Moscow, Russia. Photograph: Maxim Shipenkov

Russia’s economy contracted 2 per cent last quarter, prime minister Dmitry Medvedev said, saying the country faced unprecedented challenges from a plu(...)

Liverpool will try to compete with Manchester United for the signature of PSV Eindhoven star Memphis Depay. Photograph: Epa

Liverpool are set to compete with Manchester United for the signature of Memphis Depay this summer but face a major challenge to land the PSV Eindhove(...)