Stephanie Roche has been invited to spend the day at the White House by US president Barack Obama for St Patrick’s Day this year. File Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Texas-based Houston Dash soccer team to play in the US National Women Soccer League (NWSL) this month(...)

Crystal Palace protest against ticket prices during their FA Cup match with Liverpool. The Anfield club will follow suit on Sunday with a banner saying “£NOUGH IS £NOUGH”. Photograph: Clive Rose/Getty Images

The match will be hyped as a colossal contest with decisive implications for the league title and(...)

Ireland’s Shane Horgan scores a try against England at Croke Park  following a crossfield kick by  Ronan O’Gara. Photo: Alan Betson

Joseph has already torn up the Welsh and Italian midfields. Out goes one League legend’s son through(...)

Donegal’s Colm McFadden holds off Cork defenders during the All-Ireland semi-final in 2012. The meetings between the sides have been important staging posts in their respective fortunes over the last six years. Photograph: Donall Farmer/INPHO

(...) teams until deep into injury time: Cork shaded it in composure. Donegal would win the national league(...)

Photograph: Alan Betson

National Rowing Centre. Sinéad Jennings will also be unavailable for the final Ireland trial on the weekend(...)

Ryanair: the low-cost carrier saw its shares fall 7 cent to €9.96, which was roughly in line with other airline stocks. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA

EOIN BURKE-KENNEDY Major European share indexes climbed to new multi-year highs, with the world’s largest brewer, Anheuser-Busch InBev, leading the f(...)

Fifa Secretary General Jerome Valcke speaks to the press as he arrives for a meeting in Doha - he says there will be no World Cup compensation paid to clubs. Photograph:Getty Images

(...).The Premier League and Football Association say a final that close to Christmas will cause havoc with the(...)

Mary Immaculate College, Limerick  manager Eamonn Cregan with player Declan Hannon. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

(...) attached to the course at level six or seven of the National Framework of Qualifications [NFQ] in the(...)

Fifa Secretary General Jerome Valcke arrives for a meeting in Doha  with the Fifa taskforce, including officials from football’s global governing body, top leagues and players’ representatives, to discuss moving the 2022 World Cup in Qatar to winter due to scorching summer temperatures in the Gulf state. Photograph: Getty Images

(...) the players. However, there was an air of resignation in the reactions of English Premier League chief(...)

Ray Butler, Fine Gael TD for Meath West

(...) an ambulance and there was no damage”.Anti-eviction campaigner Finbar Markey said the National Land(...)