Auctioneers Bonhams said a rare first edition of  The Sceptical Chymist by Robert Boyle (above), published in London in 1661, had sold for £362,500 (€492,192).

A 17th century book by the Co Waterford-born scientist Robert Boyle has sold at auction in London for almost half a million euro – and established a n(...)

Southampton have announced that England goalkeeper Fraser Forster will miss the rest of the season after “successful surgery” on his left knee. Photograph: John Walton/PA

England goalkeeper Fraser Forster has been ruled out for the rest of the season following surgery on a knee injury, Southampton announced on Wednesday(...)

Fire rages through a building in Tottenham, north London in August 2011 as riots broke out  after Mark Duggan was shot dead by police. Photograph: Lewis Whyld/PA Wire.

Armed officers involved in the fatal shooting of a suspected gang member whose death sparked riots in England have been cleared of any wrongdoing by t(...)

Raffaele Sollecito (right) and Amanda Knox. Cassation judges can either uphold the convictions if they find the appeals trial was properly conducted or order yet another appellate trial. Photograph: Filippo Monteforte/Tiziana Fabifilippo/AFP/Getty Images 1:42

Italy’s highest court will not rule until Friday on whether to uphold the conviction of American Amanda Knox and her Italian ex-boyfriend for the murd(...)

If the essence of the best sporting drama is great skill, unfortunate mistakes, nail-biting anxiety and unfettered joy, the final weekend of the 2015 (...)

More RTE viewers watched the end of England’s game than the Ireland game. Photograph: Stu Forster/Getty Images

More people watched the nerve-shredding denouement to England’s victory over France at Twickenham than Ireland’s victory against Scotland in last week(...)

Since Brendan Rodgers  took over at Liverpool, he has won only five of 26 matches against the big four of Chelsea, Arsenal and the Manchester clubs. Photograph:  Alex Livesey/Getty Images

There’s a good reason why football managers love nothing more than to gather their players together and make them listen to Al Pacino’s “inches” speec(...)

Ireland scored early and often against a Scots defence of less than Calvinist virtue to win by 30. Photograph: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images 2:52

First a solar eclipse, then the spring equinox. After that, on a weekend of celestial drama, Irish rugby fans witnessed a spectacle most of them had n(...)

Dr David Woodward: “We are working with a quick curing material which repairs a pothole very well and lasts for years. We think this has great potential.”

Anyone who has ever experienced a nasty skid on a dangerous bend or damaged a tyre or wheel in a pothole will have reason to be grateful for the resea(...)

Ireland captain Paul O’Connell lifts the RBS 6 Nations Championship trophy in Edinburgh on Saturday, March 21st. Photograph: INPHO/Dan Sheridan

Twitter was buzzing after England failed to overcome the 26 point gap needed to take the title from Ireland in Saturday’s incredible Six Nations shoot(...)