England’s Alastair Cook remaisn as captain.   Photograph: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire.

Alastair Cook will remain as England captain with Jos Buttler in line for his Test debut after being picked in a 13-man squad for the third match of (...)

 Mayo manager James Horan. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Andy Moran and Alan Dillon return to Mayo’s starting 15 for Sunday’s Connacht football final against Galway, two of four changes from their semi-final(...)

 Dutch coach Louis van Gaal  (second left) looks on during the the semi-final against Argentina at Arena de Sao Paulo.  Photograph: Matthias Hangst/Getty Images

Traditional Dutch frailty in penalty shootouts again proved their Achilles heel when they lost 4-2 on spot-kicks to Argentina after a goalless World C(...)

  Manu Tuilagi  will play oin the right wing for England against New Zealand. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

Manu Tuilagi has been warned to expect an aerial bombardment as New Zealand seek to expose the England wing’s inexperience in his new position.Tuilag(...)

Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill and captain Robbie Keane with Manhattan in the background ahead of the friendly against Costa Rica. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

The Republic of Ireland squad took the train from Manhattan to Philadelphia yesterday afternoon ahead of tonight’s friendly game against Costa Rica(...)

England’s Eoin Morgan  hasn’t make the squad for the test series against Sri Lanka. Photograph: David Davies/PA Wire.

There is no place for Skerries born Eoin Morgan is the England squad for the test series against Sri Lanka. The selectors have picked three uncapped (...)

Simon Zebo in action against Ulster at  Thomond Park, Limerick. The Munster winger will start against Glasgow on Friday. Photograph: Inpho

Munster have been given a boost ahead of Friday’s RaboDirect Pro 12 semi-final away to Glasgow Warriors with winger Simon Zebo declared fit to play.Ze(...)

Michael O’Flynn, managing director and and chairman of the O’Flynn Group, framed by a copper sculpture in The Elysian gardens, in front of the 1-storey  apartment tower. Photograph: Provision

Nama’s obsession with secrecy has often threatened to be its Achilles’ heel; it breeds public distrust of an institution that people find hard to love(...)

As chief executive Kevin Lane was keen to point out, the international success of Kerrygold and other milk products bodes well for the end of quotas next year

Kerrygold butter, the bellwether of the Irish dairy industry, seems to be going from strength to strength. According to the Irish Dairy Board, (...)

The Twitter symbol is displayed at the post where the stock is traded on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

Twitter , whose stock has surged 150 per cent since it went public in November, has a lot to live up to when it reports quarterly earnings for the fir(...)