VFI chief executive Padraig Cribben: “The abuse and misuse of cheap alcohol being sold by supermarkets that sell alcohol as a loss leader needs to be urgently tackled, regardless of the measure.”

The Vintners’ Federation of Ireland (VFI) has urged Minister for Health Leo Varadkar to push ahead with plans to introduce a ban on below-cost selling(...)

Aylan Kurdi and his older brother, Galib who died as their family tried to reach Europe 2:30

Turkish police have detained four Syrians suspected of involvement in organising the passage of a boat which capsized, drowning 12 people including a (...)

British Labour leadership candidate Jeremy Corbyn speaks outside the Tyne Theatre and Opera House, Newcastle, during his campaign. Photograph: Owen Humphreys/PA

Tony Blair, in a last-ditch attempt to dissuade Labour from backing Jeremy Corbyn, introduced an interesting proposition: that Corbyn, together with S(...)

Darren Cave is set to provide midfield cover for Robbie Henshaw and Jared Payneat the World Cup. Photograph:  Dan Sheridan/Inpho

As has been the case with other World Cup squad selections, there was always going to be some risk-taking when Joe Schmidt and his coaches finalise(...)

Farmers protesting in Dublin city centre in 2013 against low milk pricing. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Farmers are to stage a major demonstration at Stormont to highlight the ongoing difficulties facing their industry. The Ulster Farmers Union (UFU) sai(...)

Johnny “Mad Dog” Adair: Three men who plotted to murder the former loyalist leader in Scotland have been jailed. File photograph: Ian Hodgson/Reuters

Three men who plotted to murder former loyalist leader Johnny “Mad Dog” Adair in Scotland have been jailed. Anton Duffy (39), Martin Hughes (36) and P(...)

Charlie Mulgrew scored Cletic’s third in their 3-1 win over St Johnstone. Photograph: Reuters

Celtic 3 St Johnstone 1 Celtic eventually shrugged off a European hangover as they came from behind to beat St Johnstone 3-1 and go top of the (...)

Ireland coach Joe Schmidt faces a number of difficult decisions when it comes to selecting his squad for the World Cup. 2:54

Some celebrated outside backs are likely to miss out on the Ireland 31-man squad when it is submitted to the World Cup organisers by 5pm on Monday. No(...)

18th-century philosopher David Hume regarded Scots as merely a “corrupt dialect”. Photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

For a government document, Scotland’s policy of “wurkin wi pairtners tae heize up the status o Scots language amang folk an toons” has an unusual ring(...)

British Labour Party leadership candidates Andy Burnham, Liz Kendall, Yvette Cooper and Jeremy Corbyn take part in a radio hustings hosted by presenter Nicky Campbell (c) in Stevenage, in the UK. Photograph: Carl Court/Getty Images

Harriet Harman has insisted there will be no doubt about the “integrity” of the British Labour leadership contest as it emerged that less than 1 per c(...)