Bryan Ruiz of Costa Rica celebrates after scoring during the penalty shootout against Greece. Photograph: EPA

Ahead of a first appearance in the quarter-finals all Costa Rica is dreaming of glory And rather than any signs of nervousness at the exalted c(...)

Bewley’s, which has been owned by the Campbell family since 1986, saw its rent liability increase to an “oppressive” €1.46 million in 2007.

The Bewley’s Group has described today’s landmark Supreme Court ruling upholding its upward only rent clause as “immensely disappointing” saying it ha(...)

Stuart Grehan: “The key here is to hit the fairways.” Photograph: Pat Cashman

A stiff south wind gusting over 30mph proved to be no obstacle to Tullamore’s Stuart Grehan as he played smart golf to stay out of the deep rough an(...)

Armagh and Cavan players become involved in a row before the Ulster championship clash at the Athletic Grounds. Photo: William Cherry/Presseye/Inpho

Armagh 1-12 Cavan 0-9An investigation will be held into the scenes which erupted prior to the start of yesterday’s Ulster SFC quarter-final at the At(...)

The 18th green at Pinehurst No. 2, without any surrounding rough, in a departure from the usual US Open set-up. Photograph: Streeter Lecka/Getty Images.

No Michael Campbell, no Tiger Woods, no rough. Anyone expecting this year’s US Open at Pinehurst to resemble the last in 2005 is in for a surprise.In(...)

Siale Angilau (25) an accused street gang member, is seen in a picture provided by the Utah Department of Corrections taken in February, 2012. Photograph: Reuters 0:59

With stunned jurors looking on, a defendant in a long-running gang prosecution was shot and killed by a deputy US marshal in the federal courth(...)

Fr Gerry Campbell , with the Catholic primate Cardinal Seán Brady and Coadjutor Archbishop of Armagh Eamon Martin

A Catholic priest from the Armagh archdiocese has begun an 85 mile run from the Bann to the Boyne to raise awareness of and funds for Trócaire’s Le(...)

Cian Healy celebrating Ireland’s RBS Six  Nations Championship  victory after the win over France in Paris. Photo: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Leinster have acute problems at prop with Cian Healy the latest doubt for Saturday’s Pro 12 match against Munster at the Aviva(...)

Alastair Campbell: ‘I don’t buy the idea that sport can’t survive financially without sponsorship [from the alcohol industry].’ Photograph: David Sleator 2:18

“If alcohol didn’t exist and it was discovered, I don’t think there’s a government in the world that would allow it,” said Alastair Campbell, t(...)

Denis O’Brien grew his wealth by $800 million last year, according to Forbes, making him the second richest person in Ireland and the 234th in the world with a fortune of $6 billion. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Denis O’Brien, the telecoms and media entrepeneur, added $800 million (€579m) to his fortune in 2013, according to the just published Forbes Bi(...)