The Moroccan team have been stripped of the right to host the finals with the north African country also now disqualified from taking part. Photograph: Nic Bothma/EPA

Equatorial Guinea will host the 2015 African Nations Cup after Morocco was stripped of the event having asked for it to be postponed over fears of the(...)

Scotland’s Archie Gemmill scores against the Netherlands in 1978. Coming in a 3-2 win for the Scots, it was one of the most memorable goals in World Cup history. Photograph: Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

The Scots were once so proud as to be picky about the way in which they qualified for major championships, a fact that makes the last 16 years of stay(...)

Judge David Riordan:  said greed was behind the actions of  the cattle exporter

One of the Republic’s biggest cattle exporters put Ireland’s reputation as a quality beef producer at risk by forging test results to show animals we(...)

A golfer hits a tee shot as African migrants sit atop a border fence during an attempt to cross into Spain’s north African enclave of Melilla from  Morocco on Wednesday. Photograph: José Palazón/Reuters

Behind them lay the makeshift campgrounds where they had spent months living rough, waiting for the right moment to climb the six-metre, razorwire fen(...)

Detail from The Wedding Party by Mick O’Dea

The Split – Mick O’Dea Kevin Kavanagh Gallery, Dublin **** The Split completes a trilogy of exhibitions following the tangled history (...)

Marine ecologist Nick Pfeiffer swims with and photographs an endangered blue shark off the Aran Island of Inis Oírr. Photograph: Nick Pfeiffer

Blue sharks are one of the most abundant large predators on the planet, but they’ve also been fished to extinction and attracted far too many negat(...)

 Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge could return from a thigh injury to play some part in the Merseyside derby on Saturday. Photograph: Alex Livesey/Getty Images

SATURDAY Arsenal (4) v Tottenham (9) Arsenal expect to have midfielder Mathieu Flamini back from a dead leg. Defenders Kieran Gibbs and Per Merte(...)

Armed Naval and Gardaí personel with the €500,000 worth of cocaine which was seized from a yacht off the west coast of Ireland in 2008. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

Over the past two decades, the south west coast of Ireland has become a favoured transhipment point for criminal gangs seeking to smuggle drugs from S(...)

 The ramparts of Skala de la Ville in Essaouira, Morocco

I am a widow looking for a six- to eight-week holiday in January and February. I would like to be in a country during their summertime. I don’t min(...)

Major  companies are looking at cheaper exploration in shallow waters such as the Celtic Sea

Fastnet Oil and Gas, which has promising exploration assets in Morocco and Ireland, held its Dublin shareholders’ meeting on Tuesday in the Shelbourne(...)