Simone Roche, Emma O’Carroll, Orla Kiely, Liz Kelsh, Ciara Hunt, Helen Lambert, Fiona Byrne, Breege O’Donoghue, Freida Gormley

Emma O'Carroll Textile specialist From Roscommon, the daughter of architects and one of a family of 12, O’Carroll started making and selling Aran(...)

Up for the count: Micheál Martin celebrates his re-election in Cork. Photograph:  Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Micheál Martin has never been in a stronger position as Fianna Fáil leader. His position is analogous to that of Claudio Ranieri, the manager of ungl(...)

Arsenal manager Arsène Wenger has been criticised for not adding to his squad by former players. It has now been 12 years since he won the English Premier League title with the London club. Photograph: Phil Noble/Reuters.

As Claudio Ranieri contemplated the next stage of the title race, the manager of the most implausible challengers in the English Premier League era ma(...)

Leicester City’s N’golo Kante was injured against Norwich

Leicester midfielder N’Golo Kante has been ruled out of the title-chasing Foxes’ next two matches. The 24-year-old came off in Saturday’s 1-0 win ov(...)

Danny Rose scored Tottenham’s winner over Swansea. Photograph: Reuters

Danny Rose says his team-mate Erik Lamela was “disgusted” at the suggestion Tottenham could yet miss out on the top four but insists he still refuses (...)

England’s wing Mike Brown scores a try during the Six Nations match against Ireland  at Twickenham. Photograph:  Ben StansallAFP/Getty Images

England 21 Ireland 10 In the end, power told. England’s greater array of ball carriers and explosiveness in the collisions – epitomised by the phenom(...)

 Scotland captain Greig Laidlaw: “We have to simply concentrate on the 80 minutes that’s in front of us, do one thing well, move on to the next job and do that well and then we’ll get the right result.” Photograph: Michael Steele/Getty Images

In a tournament so parochial by nature, the Six Nations mood music will always strike a familiar tone, but for Scotland it seems to be stuck on repea(...)

Manchester City coach  Manuel Pellegrini: “We have important challenges from now until the end of the year.” Photograph: Efrem Kukatsky/AP

As Manuel Pellegrini attempts to lead Manchester City into the Champions League quarter-finals for the first time he has been forced to deny Pep Guar(...)

BAGSHOT, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 22:  Eddie Jones, the England head coach, poses after the media session held at Pennyhill Park on February 22, 2016 in Bagshot, England.  (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Asking a forthright Australian to discuss the popularity level of the English is like inviting Boris Johnson to share his views on the French. Eddie J(...)

 Leicester City’s Jamie Vardy (c) has signed a new deal with Leicester City Photograph: Reuters/Jason Cairnduff

Leicester City have announced Jamie Vardy has signed a new contract with the club, running until 2019. The club officially announced the new deal wit(...)