The Rendition Project and Reprieve have identified 27 aircraft used by the CIA in its rendition programme which they claim landed more than 200 times at Irish airports on global circuits that ferried al-Qaeda suspects around secret prisons or “black sites” between 2001 and 2006. File photograph:  PA Wire 1:08

The invoice states that the trip lasted four days in November 2012 and flew from Washington to Kabul in Afghanistan and back again stopping for fue(...)

Tipperary’s Barry Grogan (left) celebrates scoring a late goal with Peter Acheson in the  All-Ireland Senior Championship Qualifier Series Round 3A game at O’Moore Park in Portlaoise. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

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Jockey Joseph O’Brien (left) and trainer Aidan O’Brien with the Derby trophy after their victory with Australia in the Investec Derby at Epsom Downs Racecourse. Photograph:   David Davies/PA Wire.

Australia has been given a performance rating of 123 by the British Horseracing Authority following his brilliant victory in the Investec Derby at Ep(...)

Dublin’s Diarmuid Connolly celebrates scoring his side’s opening goal against Laois at Croke Park. Photo: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

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 Ryan Tandy pictured in  2009. Photograph: Robert Prezioso/Getty Images

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Ireland’s Stuart Thompson lies on the ground after making his ground to secure the bye that gave Ireland a three-wicket win over Zimbabwe at the ICC World Twenty20 in Sylhet, Bangladesh. Photograph: Surjeet/Inpho

What looked like an easy-going parade to victory turned into a frantic last-ball win for Ireland yesterday as they opened their World Twenty20 camp(...)

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Ireland’s William Porterfield in action against the West Indies in Sabina Park, Kingston. Photograph: Inpho/WICB

Ireland missed out on the opportunity to win a first series against a full-member country as they lost a low-scoring second Twenty20 Internatio(...)

LAOIS 2-8 LOUTH 0-11Two goals in five first-half minutes gave 14-man Laois the cushion they needed to repel a gutsy second-half fightback by Louth in (...)

Donegal’s Michael Murphy and Denis Booth of Laois get hands on with each other during the Division 2 game at O’Moore Park. Photograph: Ken Sutton/Inpho

Donegal 2-19 Laois 1-9 Or, How Donegal Got Their Groove Back. Jim McGuinness’s side came south to Portlaoise and clicked into something like t(...)