The three nominees for Uefa’s Best Player award  2015, runner-up Barcelona’s Luis Suarez, winner Lionel Messi and Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo. Photograph: Eric Gaillard/Reuters

On the pitch, his side’s most important victories last season were sometimes delivered by the slimmest of margins but Lionel Messi’s victory over riv(...)

Property developer Gerry Gannon.

Trips to the 2008 Ryder Cup in Kentucky, hospitality at the Monaco Grand Prix, and skiing holidays were just some of the perks lavished by Irish banks(...)

Is Beeftro the worst name for a restaurant ever? It sounds like a lard-based kitchen ingredient from the 1950s, or a bad joke, like Sharknado. Howeve(...)

Louis Van Gaal’s Manchester United will play Club Brugge in the Champions League play-offs. Photograph: Getty

Manchester United have been drawn to play Club Brugge in the Champions League play-offs. Louis Van Gaal’s side will be at home in the first leg to be (...)

File photograph of Jules Bianchi who died from head injuries sustained in a crash at last year’s Japanese Grand Prix. Photograph: David Davies/PA

The racing world is in mourning after Formula One driver Jules Bianchi died from head injuries sustained in a crash at last year’s Japanese Grand Prix(...)

Solar Impulse 2 pilots Bertrand Piccard and Andre Borschberg, celebrate after Borschberg landed at Kalaeloa Airport, Hawaii. Photograph: Eugene Tanner/AFP/Getty Images

A Swiss man attempting to circumnavigate the globe with an aircraft powered only by the sun’s energy landed in Hawaii on Friday, after a record-breaki(...)

Mo Farah missed two drugs tests in the run up to the 2012 London Olympics, according to reports. Photograph: PA

Double Olympic champion Mo Farah missed two drugs tests in the build up to the 2012 Games, it has been reported. The Daily Mail claimed Farah, who won(...)

Top Gear’s new host Chris Evans: How will the Top Gear faithful react? It’s hard to say, and certainly there are some extremists out there.

Will Chris Evans be any good as the host of a revived and revamped Top Gear? Well perhaps the only fair answer is to say come back and ask again in a (...)

Chris Evans will replace Jeremy Clarkson in a new series of Top Gear.

You can all pack away your CVs - Clarkson’s successor has been named. The BBC has this evening confirmed what has been long-rumoured, that Chris Evans(...)

He is 94 years old on June 10th. He is married to one of the most famous women on the planet (no, not Kim Kardashian) and he costs the British taxp(...)