‘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(...)

Alan Freeman: came on and got in on the goal action

Mayo 3-15Monaghan 0-11Monaghan saw red at MacHale Park, Castlebar, where the visitors finished with 13 players in a match that turned ugly with a numb(...)

Robert Wilson visits the grave of his brother Matthew Wilson who was executed by the Germans in 1915. 6:59

The retreat from Mons was an epic of endurance for the British Expeditionary Force (BEF). In their first encounter with the Germans at the Battle o(...)

 Leinster’s  Eoin Reddan (right) spent four seasons at Wasps. Photograph: Cathal Noonan / Inpho

Eoin Reddan understands reinvention. When Munster cooled to him in 2005, Wasps picked up the phone. There were no other offers on the table. He said y(...)

  Brian Hughes on board Katie T clears the last hurdle en route to winning the Boylesports Hurdle at Leopardstown. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/INPHO

Brian Hughes isn’t the most high-profile graduate of Kevin Prendergast’s jockey academy but the veteran Curragh trainer’s decision to turn to his f(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny at yesterday’s book launch

Suzanne Lynch Ireland and Belgium have a “powerful and historic relationship” stretching back centuries, Taoiseach Enda Kenny said yesterday as he lau(...)

Tottenham Hotspur’s Roberto Soldado scored his first goal for the club since March as his side beat Everton 2-1 at White Hart Lane
The Morning Sports Briefing
  • Sport
  • December 1, 2014, 08:19

Saints back with a bump With Chelsea’s seemingly unstoppable march to the Premier league title stalling slightly on Saturday evening after a 0-(...)