England’s Moeen Ali wears wristbands supporting Gaza and Palestine during the third cricket test match against India at the Rose Bowl cricket ground in Southampton.   Photograph: Philip Brown/Reuters

Moeen Ali must stop wearing his ‘Save Gaza’ and ‘Free Palestine’ wristbands while playing for England, the International Cricket Council has decided.(...)

Bernhard Langer  in action during the first round of the British Senior Open Championship  at Royal Porthcawl in Bridgend, Wales. Photo:  Phil Inglis/Getty Images

Irishman Philip Walton threatened to challenge for the early lead in the Seniors Open Championship at Royal Porthcawl on the South Wales coast yesterd(...)

 Ronan Rafferty:  “It is a stunning course to look at and equally great to play. I am raring to go although year one in the Seniors is a case of learning the ropes again.” Photo: Phil Inglis/Getty

Ronan Rafferty has relished the opportunity of turning out in his first British Senior Open Championship at Royal Porthcawl on the South Wales coast t(...)

 Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal. Photograph: Martin Rickett/PA Wire.

A new era will begin in the early hours of Thursday morning when Louis van Gaal takes to the dugout as Manchester United manager for the first time.A(...)

 James Anderson  celebrates dismissing Murali Vijay of India during day four of 2nd Investec Test match between England and India at Lord’s . Photograph: Gareth Copley/Getty Images

James Anderson is set to learn tomorrow the date for the full hearing into the allegation that he “abused and pushed” India all-rounder Ravindra Jade(...)

The Kincora boys’ home in Belfast

The resignation on Monday of William Hague as British foreign secretary pushed a number of other stories – the resignation of Lady Butler-Sloss from t(...)

Police in Britain have arrested 660 people in relation to child abuse material. Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Fourteen people were arrested in Northern Ireland has part of an operation across the UK against suspected paedophiles.The PSNI carried out 15 search(...)

The Director of the Insolvency Service of Ireland, Lorcan O’Connor. File photograph: Eric Luke / THE IRISH TIMES.

Just 124 deals on debt were done under the auspices of the Insolvency Service of Ireland (ISI) in the second quarter of 2014 according to figures p(...)

A red beret photographs some blue berets attending the annual National Day of Commemoration Ceremony to honour all  Irishmen and Irishwomen who died in past wars or on service with the United Nations. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A British army pensioner from Kildare attended his first National Day of Commemoration ceremony in Dublin yesterday and thought it “immaculate”. Padd(...)

Osea Kolinisau of The Dragons fends off a challenge during the World Club 10s match against Cardiff Blues, two clubs at war with the Welsh Rugby Union. Photo by Suhaimi Abdullah/Getty Images

Welsh rugby has again been plunged into crisis after Regional Rugby Wales (RRW) announced the participation agreement proposed by the Welsh Rugby Unio(...)