The match fixtures are shown on a panel following the draw of the round of 16 soccer matches of the UEFA Champions League 2014/15 in Nyon, Switzerland, Monday, Dec. 15, 2014. The final is scheduled for June 6 at the Olympic Stadium in Berlin. (AP Photo/Keystone,Jean-Christophe Bott)

This year’s draw for the knockout stage has thrown up some tantalising games, including Manchester City’s clash with Barcelona and a tough encounter (...)

In 2010, the European Court of Human Rights found the Irish State was in breach of the Convention on Human Rights, following a case taken by three Irish women, known as ‘A’ ‘B’ and ‘C’.

The Council of Europe has closed its examination of Ireland’s implementation of the European Court of Human Rights ruling on the controversial A, B an(...)

Moorefield captain Ronan Sweeney played influential role at midfield for winners. Photograph: INPHO/Lorraine O’Sullivan

Moorefield 0-17 Rathnew 2-7 Moorefield from Kildare advanced in the Leinster Club football championship yesterday when they saw off the challengers R(...)

Spirit Pub recently rejected a takeover approach from cider maker C&C Group but gave the Irish firm a month to submit a formal offer to challenge the Greene King bid.

Brewer and pub owner Greene King said it had reached an agreement on a recommended offer for Britain’s Spirit Pub Company, valuing Spirit Pub at about(...)

Following on from Sunday’s stress test results, AIB was down by 5 per cent to 10 cents. Photograph:  Cyril Byrne

European shares rose yesterday, reversing the previous session’s dip as better-than-expected results from a number of blue-chips including pharma gro(...)

Austin Stacks’ Kieran Donaghy squeezes the ball into the Mid Kerry net during yesterday’s county final. Photograph: Inpho

After one of the best county finals of recent vintage, the common emotion running through both Austin Stacks and Mid Kerry camps is one of relief, tin(...)

 Diego Godin (left) jumps to celebrate scoring their fourth goal against Malmo FF at Vicente Calderon Stadium. Photograph:  Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images

Olympiacos are top of Group A after former Fulham midfielder Pajtim Kasami grabbed the winner in a 1-0 victory over Juventus. The Greek champions are (...)

In Dublin, Aer Lingus shares rose 3.4 per cent, marking  a reversal of recent sentiment towards airline stocks in the wake of the Ebola scare. Photograph: Alan Betson

European stocks rose yesterday, ending the longest rout in 11 years, while Italian and Greek bonds gained on prospects for more stimulus. Ten-year It(...)

“Rugby is being sold as an Olympic sport while hockey never really pushed that point home and at the high end it’s probably the biggest selling point in the marketing locker.”

As outlined in the proposals for the new Irish Hockey League (IHL) that begins next season for both men and women, opportunities will be sought to f(...)

The Cabinet has selected judges Carroll Moran, Mary Faherty, Raymond Fullam and Carmel Stewart to fill four of the vacancies that will arise on the High Court when the Court of Appeal is formally established later this month. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

The Government has nominated four Circuit Court judges for appointment to the High Court. At today’s cabinet meeting, ministers selected judges Carrol(...)