Trials to select the Irish women’s team to contest the home international championship for the Lady Milne Trophy begin this coming weekend at Templeogue Centre.

The bridge season has been marked by record participation in national championships, peaking with 147 pairs in Duais an Uachtaráin won by M Brady and (...)

 Callum McGregor has signed a new five-year contract with Celtic. Photograph: Jeff Holmes/PA Wire.

Tottenham will be looking to replicate local rivals Arsenal’s recent success against Besiktas after being paired with the Turkish side in Group C of(...)

Russian coach Fabio Capello claims that laser pen blinded his goalkeeper in the build-up to Algeria’s goal. He voiced his complaint to the match officials. Photograph: Julian Finney/Getty Images

The next hosts of the World Cup, Russia, crashed out of the tournament amid controversy last night with their coach, Fabio Capello, blaming a laser be(...)

Brush with death: rescuers pull a garment worker alive from the rubble of the collapsed Rana Plaza building, in Savar, outside Dhaka. Photograph: Reuters

It was an image of horror that made people in the West think uncomfortable thoughts about the human cost of the clothes on their backs: a couple embra(...)

Chief Superintendent Harry Breen

Harry Breen Chief Supt Henry Alexander “Harry” Breen, from Banbridge, Co Down, was the divisional commander for “H” Division of the RUC. This inc(...)

Celtic’s Georgios Samaras with the match ball at the end during the Scottish Premiership match at Rugby Park. Photograph:  Jeff Holmes/PA Wire.

Kilmarnock 2 Celtic 5: Georgios Samaras grabbed a hat-trick as Celtic warmed up for the visit of Barcelona in midweek with victory in their Scottish (...)

Swansea winger Pablo Hernandez (left) faces a return to the Mestalla to take on his former club Valencia in the Europa League group stages. Photograph:   Stu Forster/Getty Images

Swansea’s Spanish stars face a daunting trip to Valencia in their first-ever Europa League group stage campaign as long-haul journeys to Russia, Moldo(...)

A prominent commercial building at the junction of Andrew Street and Trinity Street in Dublin 2, bought by a private investor just before the property(...)

The former HMV on Grafton Street is to house fashion retailer Massimo Dutti, whose elegant and classic designs are for daily and formal wear.

Dublin’s Grafton Street is to get a boost with the decision by the world’s biggest clothing group, Spain’s Inditex, to open a Massimo Dutti store in t(...)

Reshma Begum, 19, rescued from the rubble of the Rana Plaza building 17 days after the building collapsed, speaks during a media conference as salvage workers neared  the end of their search for victims of the collapse of a factory building. Photograph: Khurshed Rinku/Reuters

Three weeks after a building collapse in Bangladesh that killed more than 1,100 workers, the retailing giant H&M - the largest purchaser o(...)