John Terry: Chelsea’s long-serving captain  struggled at Manchester City last weekend and was substituted  at half-time by manager Jose Mourinho. Photograph: Carl Recine/Livepic/Reuters

1 A test of City’s mettle: Manchester City’s 3-0 victory over Chelsea was a statement performance. The message was received loud and clear by José (...)

Halliburton’s revenue from North America slumped 38.5 per cent in the second quarter ended June 30th. Photograph:  James Nielsen/Getty Images

Halliburton, the world’s No 2 oilfield services provider, reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit as costs cuts helped offset the impact of (...)

Police continue to investigate the death of a teenage boy who was being bullied online. It is believed Ronan Hughes (17) from Co Tyrone, took his own (...)

A drunken John Joe Nevin challenged a garda in a melee outside a pub by asking “do you know who I am?”, a court has heard.When the 25-year-old Olympic(...)

Damaged facade of southern range of the stable yard at Abbeville, the former estate of Charles Haughey and family. Photograph: Hughes Planning and Development Consultants

A planning application for the former Dublin residence of late ex-taoiseach Charles Haughey and his family - the Abbeville estate - has revealed the d(...)

The  KBC Bank Ireland/Chartered Accountants Ireland survey indicated the number of firms reporting a difficulty in finding “suitably qualified employees”. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Business sentiment jumped to an eight-year high in the first quarter, with more firms expressing confidence in the future direction of the Irish ec(...)

‘Sport is sport, and it’s not really a place where you’re trying to make major statements about other things.’ Above, Dublin Devils before a recent match in Phoenix Park, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill 2:24

As the marriage referendum draws nearer, Irish people are left to contemplate not only the issue of matrimony, but the broader narrative of attitud(...)

A member of a bomb squad works beside a bomb disposal robot and  gyrocopter after it landed on the West Front of the US Capitol, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Photograph: Michael Reynolds/EPA

A Florida man was arrested after he landed his small helicopter on the west lawn of the US Capitol on Wednesday, police said, violating restricted ai(...)

Longford Town’s David O’Sullivan: scored twice against Limerick FC to secure Airtricity Premier League draw at Jackman Park. Photograph: Inpho

Limerick FC 2 Longford Town 2 Longford Town twice came from behind to draw with Limerick at Jackman Park and had the better chances to win the(...)

Despite February’s drop, the underlying trend in Irish consumer sentiment remains positive. Photograph: David Sleator

A sharp fall-off in consumer sentiment last month was blamed on post-Christmas blues.The latest KBC Bank/ESRI Consumer Sentiment Index fell to 96.1 in(...)