A visitor passes a logo of the British multinational oil and gas company, BP during the 21st World Petroleum Congress in Moscow recently. Photograph: EPA

Oil and gas producers BP and BG Group both reported a fall in third-quarter profits yesterday, in part due to the drop in the oil price. Crude has dr(...)

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 (...)

 Darron Gibson lloking forward to resuming his Ireland career. Photograph:  Donall Farmer/Inpho

Darron Gibson will return to the Irish team against Oman tomorrow evening almost a year after he tore his cruciate ligament playing against Kazakhsta(...)

(L-R) Russia’s president Vladimir Putin, Belarus’ president Alexander Lukashenko and Ukraine’s president Petro Poroshenko react while posing for a photo during their meeting in Minsk today. Photograph: Grigory Dukor/Reuters

Russian president Vladimir Putin said today the crisis in Ukraine could not be solved by a further military escalation or without dialogue with repres(...)

Stephen Cunningham who cycled to Beijing  from Dublin in aid of Crumlin children’s hospital

Sipping a flat-white coffee in a Beijing cafe, Stephen Cunningham smiles as he recalls being chased by packs of wild dogs as he cycled in Romania as p(...)

Anthony Foley: reports his Munster squad is coming together nicely for the new season.

New Munster coach Anthony Foley said the job is consuming him 24-7 but he is loving every minute of being in charge of his native Munster.The former (...)

Heather O’Brien embraces a member of the support staff after Ireland’s  victory over New Zealand  at the IRB Women’s Rugby World Cup. Photograph: Jordan Mansfield/Getty Images

The good news, and there’s plenty, is Ireland will almost certainly avoid New Zealand in the World Cup semi-final when the tournament moves into Paris(...)

The US security company claimed some 1.2 billion passwords had been hacked by the Russian gang. Photograph: Kacper Pempel/Reuters

A gang of hackers in Russia has amassed 1.2 billion sets of looted user names and passwords, believed to be the largest known cache of stolen persona(...)

Ireland’s Nora Stapleton, Ashleigh Baxter and Niamh Briggs celebrate at the final whistle in Marcoussis. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

In a quiet moment late last night Philip Doyle visibly winces when it was mentioned this achievement has the Irish women crossing the Black Rubicon be(...)

Ireland’s Alison Miller runs in for a try against New Zealand in the Women’s World Cup Pool B encounter in Marcoussis. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

The women were doing it in Paris for themselves, more than anyone could have imagined. Prior to the World Cup centre Lynne Cantwell said she was no dr(...)