Danny Welbeck  during the Barclays Premier League match between Arsenal and Manchester City at Emirates Stadium on Saturday. Photograph: Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

Arsenal’s signing of Danny Welbeck from Manchester United was a curious example of a deal that seemed to leave both sides disappointed. Arsène Wenger’(...)

 A number of EU commissioner designates, including Irish nominee Phil Hogan (above), will meet incoming European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker this week in Brussels. Photograph: David Sleator

Ireland is interested in securing an EU commissionership related to jobs, investment and growth, Taoiseach Enda Kenny said this weekend, suggesting t(...)

Prince Andrew attended a commemoration in 2003 in Kinsale in Co Cork to mark the 400th anniversary of the Battle of Kinsale. Photograph: Jonathan Buckmaster/Getty Images

The decision to invite members of the British royal family to centenary commemorations of the 1916 Easter Rising would only be appropriate in the c(...)

 The peleton in action during the seventh stage of the 2014 Vuelta a Espana   from Alhendin to Alcaudete. Photograph: Javier Lizon/EPA

Ireland’s Dan Martin finished sixth in today’s stage of the Vuelta a Espana, a 169 kilometre jaunt from Alhendin to Alcaudete.He finished two minutes (...)

Gavin Slark: “I left school not knowing what I wanted to do, and probably thought I could make it as a drummer.” Photograph: Dave Meehan

Gavin Slark, the sturdy chief executive of the Grafton building materials group, strides into a meeting room at its south Dublin headquarters. With(...)

The sale of a loss-making quarrying operation hit pretax profits at building and engineering specialist Sisk last year

The sale of a loss-making quarrying operation hit pretax profits at building and engineering specialist Sisk last year, the latest figures show.Sisk’(...)

24 January 2013 NewsKatie Taylor (red) and German Boxer Maike Kluners pictured during their fught at the Katie Taylor fight night in The Bord Gais Enery Theatre, Dublin.Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Katie Taylor will take part in her first bout in Limerick ahead of this year’s World Championships in South Korea. The 28-year-old, who last competed(...)

  German President Joachim Gauck: “This war began in western Europe with Germany’s completely unjustifiable invasion of neutral Belgium.’ Above, with French President François Hollande at the Allies’ Memorial, in Cointe, near Liege, on  August 4th.  Photograph: Julien Warnande/PA

You may have heard George Bernard Shaw say on that promo currently running on RTÉ Radio 1: “We learn from history that we learn nothing from history.”(...)

Fallen: a dramatic reconstruction by the war artist David Rowlands is based on accounts of Dease’s defence of the railway bridge at Nimy

One hundred years ago today Lieut Maurice Dease, an Irish soldier serving with the British Expeditionary Force in Belgium, was in charge of a machi(...)

Royal Malay Regiment army personnel in Kuala Lumpur  carry a coffin to a waiting Royal Malaysia Airforce aircraft so it can be flown to the home town of the  victim of the MH17 plane disaster. A flight arrived from Amsterdam this morning carrying the remains of 20 Malaysians who were aboard the flight which was downed over Ukraine last month. Photograph: Azhar Rahim/EPA.

The bodies of 20 Malaysians killed when a jet was shot down over Ukraine in July have arrived in Kuala Lumpur. It was the first repatriation of victim(...)