Onboard Team Alvimedica in the Volvo Ocean Race Nick Dana scales to the top of the rig to look for wind, while Mark Towill (left) and Charlie Enright (right) eagerly await an update. Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing leads on the first leg from Alicante to Cape Town. Photograph: Amory Ross/Team Alvimedica via Getty Images

Irish offshore crews only narrowly missed out on an overall win in a thrilling climax to yesterday’s Rolex Middle Sea Race in Malta. Irish sailors to(...)

Golfer Rory McIlroy watches the Leinster vs Wasps game yesterday. No agreement has been reached in the legal dispute between the golfer and a sports management company despite mediation talks. Photograph:Morgan Treacy/INPHO

No agreement has been reached in the legal dispute between golfer Rory McIlroy and a sports management company despite mediation talks, the Commercial(...)

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 (...)

Former Dior designer and Gibraltarian John Galliano  was charged with hurling anti-Semitic slurs in a Paris cafe in 2011, allegations that shocked the fashion world and cost him his job at the renowned French high-fashion house.  Photograph: Thibault Camus

Gibraltar face the Republic of Ireland in Dublin on Saturday in just their second competitive match ever.Allen Bula’s men are the minnows of Euro 201(...)

 Denis O’Brien: ‘The craic (in soccer) is just great. The people you meet. The slagging is lightning. The same kind of fun as rugby but different.’ Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Wouldn’t we all do it, if we could? Is there a sports fan alive who heard that Denis O’Brien is chipping in to bring Johnny Sexton back from France(...)

Actor and  United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees special envoy Angelina Jolie listens to Maltese military officers discussing rescue at sea operations for refugees at a military base in Valetta, Malta. Photograph: EPA/Pete Muller

About 500 migrants drowned after the boat carrying them from Egypt to Malta was apparently deliberately sunk by people-traffickers, an international m(...)

A  Syrian refugee shows an  image of his young daughter in Valetta, Malta.The girl drowned after the boat she was on sank  in the Mediterranean sea. Photograph: EPA

More than 700 people fleeing Africa and the Middle East may have drowned in shipwrecks in the Mediterranean over the last week, bringing the death tol(...)

George O’Malley, restoring the plaster work by Michael Stapleton at Belvedere College Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

‘You can often gauge the health of a society by the way it treats its heritage and old buildings,” says George O’Malley, Ireland’s leading master p(...)

As he opened his canvas fold-up seat, and squatted down for duty, it struck Vinny Fitzpatrick the fine folk of Clontarf Harriers were not as far-sight(...)

Pedestrians walk with a dog near Apple’s campus in Cork. The company is the largest private employer in Cork, where it has around 4,000 people employed in roles, including supply chain and risk management operations.

Apple has released a new report into its support for jobs in Europe that estimates that it has created 629,000 jobs in Europe both directly and indire(...)