Since leaving Ireland 14 years ago, Aonghus Kelly (pictured above with his girlfriend) has lived in New Zealand, Bosnia, and the UK, working as a prosecution lawyer on war crimes, organised crimes and terrorism cases.

I have been living away from Ireland now for 12 of the last 14 years. To paraphrase Dickens, it has been the best of times and the worst of times. (...)

Serbia’s president Tomislav Nikolic with France’s sustainable development and energy minister Ségolène Royal at the UN conference on climate change in Paris. Photograph: Loic Venance/AFP/Getty Images

Serbia is taking a step towards eventual accession to the European Union by opening the first two chapters of its membership negotiations, amid renewe(...)

Mourn over the coffin before the mass funeral for 136 newly-identified victims of the 1995 Srebrenica massacre attended by tens of thousands of mourners in July. Photograph:Matej Divizna/Getty Images

History’s many cruel ironies show no mercy. Today marks the 20th anniversary of the signing of the Dayton agreement in Paris. The peace treaty marked(...)

Martin O’Neill: his side has moved up 11 places in the world rankings to 31st spot. Photograph: Lee Smith/Reuters

The Republic of Ireland has moved up 11 places to 31st in the Fifa World rankings in the wake of its Euro 2016 play-off victory over Bosnia and Herze(...)

Robbie Brady celebrates after scoring.

Well, that game raised many questions, like the one about our dodgy concentration levels after taking a hard-earned lead, but the greatest conundrum, (...)

Wes Hoolahan has only started an away game but in Gibraltar could prove vital for Ireland in Zenica. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Martin O’Neill has some major decisions to make. Despite the amazing fact that his team only conceded seven goals in 10 group games, our defence was c(...)

Dundalk’s Richie Towell celebrates with the FAI Cup. Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho
The Morning Sports Briefing
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  • November 9, 2015, 08:20

Soccer John O’Shea may still play for Ireland in Monday’s Euro 2016 play-off second leg with Bosnia and Herzegovina, despite Sunderland Sam All(...)

 Darron Gibson: hasn’t featured for the Republic of Ireland since the defeat in Scotland.  Photo:  Clive Brunskill/Getty

With suspensions to cope with in both defence and attack for the first leg of the Euro 2016 play-off against Bosnia and Herzegovina, Martin O’Neill ha(...)

I’m not a big believer in children smoking as a general rule, but in Pang’s case, it definitely helps steady the bubble in her mental spirit level.

I arrived home from Kielys in the late afternoon. I just wanted to get under the covers and sleep until it was first day of the Six Nations. I’(...)

The match fixtures are shown on an electronic panel next to the Henri Delaunay trophy following the draw for the play-off matches for UEFA EURO 2016. Photo: Jean-Christophe Bott/Keystone via AP

Fans hoping to travel for the away leg of Ireland’s European Championship face a scramble for tickets after Martin O’Neill’s side were paired with Bos(...)