Arsenal’s  Danny Welbeck of Arsenal is challenged by Jordan Obita of Reading during the FA Cup semi-final at Wembley Stadium. Photograph: Matthew Lewis/Getty Images

and Arsene Wenger has confirmed Danny Welbeck will miss the FA Cup final and England’s forthcoming matches against Republic of Ireland and Slovenia. (...)

Richard Dunne, in action here against Man City striker Sergio Aguero, will not have his contract renewed by Queens park Rangers. Photo:  Alex Livesey/Getty Images

Former Republic of Ireland international Richard Dunne is on the look out for a new club after the 35-year-old defender was one of six players let go (...)

Brian Murphy: will add his considerable experience to Cork’s defence. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Cork hurling has received the perfect boost at the perfect time with the news that defender Brian Murphy has rejoined the panel ahead of their Munster(...)

The HSE will manage the primary care centres once they have been completed

A consortium, which includes Balfour Beatty, JJ Rhatigan and Aramark, has been chosen as preferred tenderer to provide 14 new primary care centres in (...)

“It’s not nice and you feel like you’ve let people down . . . it is terrible to go through and you just have to accept it,” says Wolves striker Kevin Doyle, who has been relegated three times in his career. Photograph: Getty. 1:11

Preparing to leave Burnley’s Gawthorpe Hall training ground after another morning workout, Stephen Ward flashes a wide grin having shared a joke with (...)

Carlow’s Seán Gannon: kicked three superb points from play against Waterford at  Fraher Field. Photograph: Inpho

Waterford 0-9 Carlow 0-11 Carlow turned around a five-point half-time deficit to take a spectacular win at Fraher Field against a Waterford s(...)

Seán Gannon led Carlow’s second-half revival in the Allianz League Division Four game against Waterford at Fraher Field. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Waterford 0-9 Carlow 0-11Carlow turned around a five-point half-time deficit to take a spectacular win at Fraher Field against a Waterford side whose (...)

New side of Leo Varadkar: the Fine Gael TD told Miriam O’Callaghan on RTÉ last weekend that he’s gay. Illustration: Dearbhla Kelly
Who is Leo Varadkar?

Last Sunday, on the morning of his 36th birthday, Leo Varadkar posed on the steps of the RTÉ Radio Centre, a bottle of water in hand, deep, tired c(...)

Kilcormac Killoughey 2-13 Shelmaliers 0-18 A final surge and glorious point from Cillian Kiely 30 seconds from the end of extra-time gave Ki(...)

Billy Bragg; Deborah Blacoe, Philip Chevron’s sister; and Mountjoy campus governor Brian Murphy pictured as Chevron’s guitars were donated to Mountjoy Prison.  Photograph: Aidan Oliver

Three of the most prized guitars from the late Philip Chevron’s collection were yesterday bequeathed to the inmates of Mountjoy Prison in the first mo(...)