Marouane Fellaini combined with Kevin De Bruyne to get Belgium back on track against Algeria. Photograph: Yves Herman / Reuters

TUESDAY, JUNE 16th 16.55 And, lo, on the fifth day the deluge ended. I’m relieved by Iran and Nigeria’s stalemate. For an Irishman, who(...)

Part of the deal for workers at Shannon-based industrial diamond maker, Element Six, was that it offered employees a defined benefit pension scheme.

The story behind the case that concluded in the High Court yesterday will be familiar to Irish workers worried about the risks hanging over money they(...)

Danny Murphy: “The application of rules by the referee is not the problem. Fouling is the real problem and no colour of card is required for those playing by the rules.” Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Ulster Council chief executive Danny Murphy has defended referees against what he terms “unacceptable” criticism. Writing in his annual report to n(...)

James Beattie: is he The Secret Footballer?

The whoosh-whip of the Skype window says it’s time. “Hiya mate, my name’s Chris,” comes the voice behind a blank screen. “I’m here with The Secret Foo(...)

More than 100 members of Element Six’s  defined
 
-benefit plan are suing the fund’s trustees for breach of duty. Photograph: Reuters

Multinational Element Six “siphoned off” more than €165 million in assets in the months before it told workers it could no longer contribute to their (...)

Paul Devlin with Crossmaglen’s Garvan Carragher and Danny O’Callaghan at the drawn quarter-final. Photograph: INPHO/Presseye/Declan Roughan

Ulster Council secretary Danny Murphy has insisted the stewards at Páirc Esler were “in control” of the flashpoints in the stand during Sunday’s drawn(...)

People queue  to see the relics of St Anthony in Dublin last month. Photograph: Collins Photography

The recent visit of the relics of Saint Anthony of Padua drew thousands of faithful throughout an eight-day Irish tour. It is estimated that 30,000 al(...)

Armagh and Galway do battle in the 1999 National League at Crossmaglen under the British army base. Photograph: Stephen Davison /Pacemaker

Through most of the Troubles the relationship between the GAA and unionists was fraught, difficult and sometimes murderous. The thaw set in only in re(...)

Northern Ireland First Minister Peter Robinson (centre) is welcomed to Co-operation Ireland’s dinner honouring the peace-building work of the GAA,  in Queen’s University, Belfast, last night, by  GAA Ulster secretary Danny Murphy (right) and Co-operation Ireland chairman Christopher Moran. Photograph: Paul Faith/PA Wire

First Minister Peter Robinson broke further community and political ground last night when he attended a Co-operation Ireland dinner honouring the (...)

Cork City 2 UCD 0A pair of goals early in the first half from Ian Turner extended Cork City’s unbeaten home run in the league to six games as they ove(...)