Shamrock Rovers midfielder Patrick Cregg is optimistic about hiSs side’s league campaign in the long run. Photograph: Colm O’Neill/Inpho.

At home to Bray Wanderers on Friday night and a trip to bottom side Longford Town next weekend offers Shamrock Rovers the not unreasonable expectatio(...)

Bohemians manager Keith Long: Beating Longford Town and Bray  Wanderers will have injected a bit of confidence in to his side. Photograph: Inpho

Having lost to St Patrick’s Athletic at home a few weeks ago and then produced what manager Pat Fenlon described as a “gutless” performance against D(...)

Singer Róisín  Murphy on stage in London last year. Photograph: Simone Joyner/WireImage

The Olympia **** “Who is the real Róisín Murphy?”, asks Róisín Murphy, near the end of her powerhouse performance at the Olympia, her first headline(...)

Daniel Craig  as James Bond in the film Spectre.

If you want to drop a plumb line into the soul of England today, you could do worse than to watch the two biggest-grossing films in Britain last weeke(...)

Julie Walters. Photograph: Ian Gavan/Getty Images

Julie Walters is verging on national treasure status. And not just in England, but in Ireland as well. Her latest role, as the indomitable Mrs (...)

John Caulfield’s Cork City side were frustrated by Derry City at Turner’s Cross. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Cork City 0 Derry City 0 Cork City missed out on a chance to close the gap on Premier Division leaders Dundalk as they were held to a goalless draw by(...)

Cork City’s Karl Sheppard and Alan Bennett celebrate with goalscorer Darren Dennehy during the SSE Airtricity League Premier Division match against Cork City at Turner’s Cross. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Cork City 3 St Patrick’s Athletic 1 Cork City recorded a second win over St Patrick’s Athletic at Turner’s Cross in 11 days as they moved to within fi(...)

Cork City’s Alan Bennett: “We have the perfect opportunity now to put it all behind us, to get a good result against St Pat’s.” Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

“We are,” says Cork City skipper Alan Bennett with considerable conviction, “a team that can beat anyone on our day.” The problem for Cork just now i(...)

Derry City manager Peter Hutton has a depleted squad for Friday’s FAI Cup game against Drogheda United. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho.

With four all-Premier Division ties in the cup on Friday evening, at least one non-league side, Tolka Rovers or Killester United, will make it safe(...)

Cork City manager John Caulfield. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho.

Europa League, first qualifying round, second leg KR Reykjavík v Cork City KR-Völlur, Reykjavík 8.15pm Cork City must score and secure a positive resu(...)