Martin O’Neill with (from left to right) Italy manager Antonio Conte, Sweden manager Erik Hamren and Belgium manager Marc Wilmots. Photograph: Inpho

The FAI have confirmed the ticket allocations Ireland will receive for their three Group E games in next summer’s European Championships. Martin O’Ne(...)

Mary Paula Walsh, at home in Templeogue, Dublin: ‘My loss of independence was thrust upon me quite suddenly and unexpectedly.’ Photograph: Eric Luke

It all started before Christmas, 2012 with a virus that I couldn’t shake off. I felt very, very tired and then I began to get a pain in my bac(...)

Barcelona’s Lionel Messi chips AS Roma goalkeeper  Wojciech Szczesny to score his side’s second goal in the Champions Cup Group F game at the  Camp Nou. Photograph: Albert Gea/Reuters

Barcelona 6 Roma 1 Luis Suarez hit a brace and set up a double for Lionel Messi in his first start after injury as Barcelona crushed AS Roma 6-1 at th(...)

‘You can find help by contacting the Console 24/7 helpline at 1800 247 247 or by texting HELP to 51444.’ Photograph: Getty Images

A couple of months ago a young man I worked with took his own life in a very violent way. I am the manager of the rehabilitation programme in Dublin h(...)

I’m not sure if it’s the delicious creams and cleansers, the sunny tubs and tubes they come in, or the down-to-earth, homegrown spirit of the brand(...)

Summer is the season for picnics with punnets of strawberries, BBQs with fresh fruit side salads and chins streaked with watermelon juice. Most(...)

Frédéric Souty,  master baker at Fallon & Byrne’s new in-store bakery on Exchequer Street

Baking hot This happy chap above is Frédéric Souty, master baker at Fallon & Byrne’s new in-store bakery at the Exchequer Street food market,(...)

Wayne Rooney came within one goal of Sir Bobby Charlton’s England goalscoring record as his late strike gave England a 3-2 win away at Slovenia. Photograph: Reuters

Slovenia 2 England 3 At this rate, it cannot be long before someone in the camp suddenly announces that England are looking good to win Euro 20(...)

The HSE issued a statement confirming a senior psychiatrist had contacted the girl’s mother on Thursday to discuss a number of assessment options.

The Health Service Executive has confirmed it had made a psychiatrist available to assess a 16-year-old suicidal autistic girl after she left an em(...)

Tiger Woods is propping up the leaderboard after carding a five over par opening round of 77 at the Hero World Challenge on his return form injury
The Morning Sports Briefing
  • Sport
  • December 5, 2014, 08:35

World Cup bid The Rugby World Cup is less than a year away and hopes of an Irish victory are higher than ever. But, if Joe Schmidt’s men fall s(...)