Santa in the sun: Christmas on the beach

We are a family of seven living in Bangkok, Argentina, Edinburgh, Dublin and Washington DC. We are trying to get together for Christmas, hopefully (...)

Dan Martin: “I had a frustrating spring with crashes and I’m really motivated to do something in this Tour.” Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill

Anyone who follows professional cycling in general, and the Tour de France in particular, knows that this sport is a very unpredictable one. The open(...)

 Sarah Ewart arrives at court as a judicial review into Northern Ireland’s abortion laws  begins  in the High Court in Belfast. Photograph:  Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Northern Ireland’s abortion legislation contravenes article 3 of the European Convention of Human Rights which states that no one shall be subjected t(...)

Audrey Eager: ‘The main discussion among the diaspora at a political level is the right to vote on issues in Ireland.’

An idea starts off in your head as a little seed. Then it becomes an itch that won’t go away. This Saturday, I’ll be in the RDS in Dublin, living proo(...)

Banco Madrid kept the doors of its branches closed on Monday as it emerged the lender had ceased all financial operations and requested a creditors’ meeting. Photograph: Andrea Comas/Reuters

The future of Spanish lender Banco Madrid is in the balance after it filed for bankruptcy following a deposit run sparked by a money-laundering inv(...)

For the European Commission’s new president Jean-Claude Juncker it is likely to be a difficult few weeks. Photogrtaph: Francois Lenoir.

The revelation that more than 300 companies channelled billions of euro through Luxembourg could not come at a more inopportune time for European Comm(...)

John Delaney: said the Scottish Football Association’s handling of tickets was “a joke” . Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

The Scottish Football Association have declined to comment on John Delaney’s assessment of their handling of the ticketing situation for Ireland’s (...)

Graziano Pelle of Italy celebrates after scoring against Malta at Ta’ Qali Stadium  in Valletta. Photograph:   Claudio Villa/Getty Images

The Netherlands’ poor start to the Euro 2016 qualifying campaign continued on Monday evening as a Gylfi Sigurdsson brace earned Iceland a 2-0 victory (...)

 Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Derby County defender Richard Keogh is the only player to have been ruled out of tomorrow night’s European Championship qualifier against Gibraltar a(...)

England’s Danny Welbeck celebrates his second goal against Switzerland  at the Sankt Jakob-Park stadium in Basel this week. Photograph: Denis Balibouse / Reuters

Arsene Wenger has admitted he had originally wanted to sign Danny Welbeck on loan from Manchester United with an option to buy before eventually settl(...)