John Terry: Chelsea’s long-serving captain  struggled at Manchester City last weekend and was substituted  at half-time by manager Jose Mourinho. Photograph: Carl Recine/Livepic/Reuters

1 A test of City’s mettle: Manchester City’s 3-0 victory over Chelsea was a statement performance. The message was received loud and clear by José (...)

‘I don’t think I ever once opened a gear bag in a dressing-room that didn’t have everything I needed perfectly packed inside.’

One night last week, I tried to figure out how many matches my mother saw me play as a child. I know it was less than 10. It may even have been few(...)

Tributes have been paid to a leading professional in the marine industry who died in an incident in Galway on Thursday evening. Galway Maritime Ltd di(...)

Four luxury cruise liners arrived in Dublin early on Wednesday bringing some 13,000 tourists to the city.  Photograph: Johnny Bambury/ Fennell Photography. 2:48

Four luxury cruise liners arrived in Dublin early on Wednesday bringing some 13,000 tourists to the city. Dublin Port Company said the passengers fro(...)

Tottenham are poised to sign Burnley’s Kieran Tripper in a deal worth €4.9 million. Photograph: PA

Mauricio Pochettino is primed to make Burnley’s Kieran Trippier his second signing of the summer. The Tottenham Hotspur manager is also interested in (...)

Trekkers who stripped on Malaysia’s Mount Kinabalu have appeared in court. Photograph: Emil Kaminski/Facebook/PA

British backpacker Eleanor Hawkins, who has been arrested in Malaysia for posing naked on top of a sacred mountain, knows what she did was “stupid and(...)

Flight aborted due to safety concerns, after insect flew into one of the aircraft’s instruments after it took off from Southampton An aeroplane flown (...)

Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill during a squad training session at the Aviva Stadium. Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

They live, one imagine, on the adrenaline of it all out in the FAI press office where each John Delaney public appearance brings the possibility for a(...)

The Splendida Cruise Ship is the largest ship ever to visit Dublin Port. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times 2:04

As the sun rose on Monday morning, the world’s 11th longest cruise ship, the MSC Splendida, reversed its way up the mouth of the Liffey and into Dubli(...)

Cruises with an educational theme offer cultural, cookery and creative courses on board

Cruise for culture In the world of educational travel, what name could be more august than Smithsonian? The US institution founded for the “inc(...)