Ludogorets’ Anicet Abel runs with the ball during a training session at Anfield. Photograph: Phil Noble

Liverpool face Ludogorets in their opening Champions League Group B match at Anfield tonight.Here are a selection of titbits concerning the Bulgarian (...)

Wembley: Ireland will play at the renowned stadium for the first time when they take on Romania in their Pool D tie on Sunday, September 27th. Photograph: Tom Dulat/Getty Images

The World Cup is still the lifespan of a worker bee away so don’t panic; tomorrow’s release of tickets for sale is not a grab-all-you-can moment. The (...)

Elementary: While Chemistry and Physics have relatively high failure rates, those with an aptitude for these subjects can score high grades

Maths Last year, examiners and teachers watched nervously as the controversial Project Maths syllabus faced its first real test. This year, the syllab(...)

Shane O’Neill, outside Killeagh village, is walking from Dublin to Cork to call attention to the plight of  Palestinians. Photograph: Michael MacSweeney/Provision

It wasn’t so much the television images of the carnage in Gaza as Israeli government statements that prompted actor Shane O’Neill (38) to highlight h(...)

The Irish have been targeted because more native Irish people have the useful O+ blood type, B+ and A- blood types than the British population in general.

The British National Health Service has appealed for Irish people living in the country to donate blood.The move is part of the NHS’s Inclusivity Mark(...)

Ireland’s Alison Miller runs in for a try against New Zealand in the Women’s World Cup Pool B encounter in Marcoussis. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

The women were doing it in Paris for themselves, more than anyone could have imagined. Prior to the World Cup centre Lynne Cantwell said she was no dr(...)

Lynne Cantwell training at FFR HQ, Marcoussis. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

The Ireland team to play the USA in the opening Pool B game in the IRB Women’s Rugby World Cup tomorrow (4.0, Irish time) at Marcoussis outside Paris (...)

 Neymar (shirtless) of Brazil and Fred celebnrate after the FIFA World Cup 2014 group A preliminary round match between Cameroon and Brazil. Photograph: Marcelo Sayao/EPA

MONDAY, JUNE 23rd 16.55 What a weekend! Pick your highlight: Costa Rica bidding cal-ciao to England with victory over the Azzurri? Ghana (...)

Barnardos chief executive Fergus Finlay: called on the Government to act quickly to address rising rents, discrimination in the private rental sector, inappropriateness of emergency accommodation and lack of social housing. Photograph: Alan Betson.

Thousands of children may be left homeless by the end of the year and those already affected are suffering “fear, uncertainty and isolation”, Barna(...)

Guus Hiddink: “It is wonderful that I can oversee my own succession. In this way the football vision for the Dutch team in the long term can be guaranteed.”

Guus Hiddink has been announced as the next coach the the Netherlands and will take charge of the national team at the end of the World Cup, re(...)