Golfers Rory McIlroy and Graeme McDowell: A court has ruled that McIlroy must be given access to McDowell’s documents. Photograph Scott Halleran/Getty Images

Rory McIlroy can see documents concerning fellow golfer Graeme McDowell’s involvement with a sports representation agency, a High Court judge has rul(...)

Refugees leave the Italian Navy ship ‘Etna’, which rescued some  2,186 migrants off the Sicily coasts, as it arrives in Salerno, Southern Italy today. Photograph: Cesare Abbate/EPA.

Nineteen people died trying to reach Italy on a boat packed with hundreds of migrants, probably poisoned by carbon monoxide fumes from its engines, th(...)

Colfer Rory  McIlroy is challenging the validity and enforceability of representation agreements involving allegedly “unreasonable” fee rates and commissions. Photograph: Mark Runnacles/Getty Images

Golfer Rory McIlroy has claimed he got “markedly inferior” terms to those of fellow golfer Graeme McDowell under disputed representation agreements, d(...)

The Irish Embassy in Athens and the Department of Foreign Affairs are providing consular assistance to Lorna Boyle’s family. Photograph: Scott E Barbour

A Co Fermanagh woman who was found murdered in Athens has been named locally as 48-year-old Lorna Boyle. The body of Ms Boyle was discovered in an apa(...)

Economic commissioner Olli Rehn: “Many reforms initiated under the programme were of a long-term and structural nature, and it was in fact never expected that the process would stop due to the completion of the programme.” Photograph: EPA/Olivier Hoslet

Ireland has come under renewed pressure from the EU to maintain the tight budgetary consolidation imposed during its bailout. The warning came as t(...)

A man drops his ballot in a container at a home for the elderly during the European Parliament elections in Utrecht. Elections to the European Parliament are taking place on May 22-25 in all 28 EU member states. Photograph: Michael Kooren/Reuters

What are the European elections and what are we voting for? This weekend up to 380 million people will vote across Europe to elect their representati(...)

The report, compiled by the ICSS think-tank and the Sorbonne university in Paris, said that 80 per cent of global sports betting was being carried out on illegal markets, placing it beyond the reach of regulators and investigators.

Criminals are using betting on sports events to launder $140 billion each year, a report said today, exposing a lack of effective regulation that allo(...)

File picture of migrants being rescued last last month  during operation Mare Nostrum in the southern Mediterranean ocean  off the Italian coast. Photograph: Giuseppe  Lami/EPA

At least 40 people died and 51 others were rescued after a boat carrying mostly sub-Saharan African migrants sank off Libya’s coast east of Tripoli, (...)

Kasey Smith’s rendition of   ‘Heartbeat’ failed to make it into  the top 10 acts at the second semi-final of the 59th annual Eurovision Song Contest in Copenhagen this evening. Photograph: Nikolai Linares/EPA 2:16

Ireland has failed to qualify for the Eurovison Song Contest for the first time since 2009. Kasey Smith and the Irish traditional group Can-Linn, perf(...)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan made the announcement yesterday in response to a question from Fianna Fáil’s finance spokesman Michael McGrath. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Motor Insurance Bureau of Ireland (MIBI) intends to accept all third-party claims against insurance policies written by Setanta Insurance Company,(...)