JJB Sports went into administration in 2012 with the loss of more than 2,000 jobs following mounting losses and debts

The former chief executive of failed retailer JJB Sports, once a British household name, was sentenced to four years in prison on Monday for a £1 mill(...)

George Boyd of Burnley scores the opening goal against Newcastle United at Turf Moor. Photograph:  Chris Brunskill/Getty Images

Burnley 1 Newcastle United 1Burnley climbed out of the bottom three despite letting a half-time lead slip against Newcastle. With the teams just above(...)

Bob Geldof addressing delegates at the One Young World 2014 Conference at the Convention Centre in Dublin yesterday. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Thirty years after he founded Band Aid people in poorer countries are still dying because they are poor Bob Geldof told the attendees of the One Young(...)

Former President of Ireland Mary Robinson and singer Bob Geldof watch the flag ceremony by delegates at the One Young World 2014 Conference at the Convention Centre in Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The skies opened over the capital this afternoon meaning many of the young delegates attending the One Young World Summit were soaked as they made the(...)

 Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge could return from a thigh injury to play some part in the Merseyside derby on Saturday. Photograph: Alex Livesey/Getty Images

SATURDAY Arsenal (4) v Tottenham (9) Arsenal expect to have midfielder Mathieu Flamini back from a dead leg. Defenders Kieran Gibbs and Per Merte(...)

The American poet Wallace Stevens once remarked that “the true religious force in the world is not the church but the world itself”. The British poet (...)

Enniscrone Golf Club

Play At Home Has there ever been a better time to stay at home and sample Irish golf? With the vast majority of green fees reduced since the ec(...)

Burnley 0 West Ham United 2Sean Dyche’s first anniversary as Burnley manager was soured as a controversial penalty provided Premier League West Ham sa(...)

Publicis chief executive  Maurice Levy and Omnicom chief executive John Wren  shake hands yesterday after signing the companies’ merger,  on the rooftop of the Publicis headquarters in Paris. Photographer: Balint Porneczi/Bloomberg

The merger between Publicis and Omnicom, which will create the world’s largest advertising and marketing services group by revenues, is a bold bet tha(...)