Irish EU official Catherine Day is to step down as Secretary General of the European Commission at the end of August following almost 10 years in the role.  Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times.

Irish EU official Catherine Day is to step down as secretary general of the European Commission at the end of August following almost 10 years in the (...)

Damien McNulty of Finn Harps was sent off against Longford Town in the 20th minute of the second round FAI Cup tie at City Calling Stadium. Photograph: Inpho.

Longford Town 1 (Rice 42) Finn Harps 1 (Harkin 22) Despite playing for over 70 minutes with 10 men, First Division leaders Finn Harps dug in (...)

Daryl Horgan scored Dundalk’s opening goal in their victory over Longford. Photo:  Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Longford Town 0 Dundalk 2 Two wonderful second-half goals helped Dundalk regain their seven-point lead at the top of the Premier Division with Longfor(...)

Dundalk’s Richie Towell celebrates scoring his late winner. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Dundalk set an all-time club record for successive unbeaten home games in the Premier Division thanks to Richie Towell’s late winneras they secured(...)

Conan Byrne scored St Patrick’s Athletic’s equalising goal on his 100th appearance for the club against Longford Town. Photograph:  Donall Farmer/Inpho

Longford Town 2 St Patrick’s Athletic 2A goal on his 100th appearance for the club from Conan Byrne saw St Patrick’s come from 2-0 down with 10 men to(...)

Demonstrators from Friends of the Earth Europe protest against the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Pact in Brussels. Photograph: Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images

In June 2013. in the final weeks of Ireland’s European Union presidency, the bloc’s 28 member states gave the go-ahead to Brussels to start negotiatin(...)

Longford Town’s David O’Sullivan: scored twice against Limerick FC to secure Airtricity Premier League draw at Jackman Park. Photograph: Inpho

Limerick FC 2 Longford Town 2 Longford Town twice came from behind to draw with Limerick at Jackman Park and had the better chances to win the(...)

Sean O’Connor opened the scoring for Shamrock Rovers in their 2-0 win at Longford Town. Photograph: Inpho

Longford Town 0 Shamrock Rovers 2First half goals from wingers Sean O’Connor and Marty Waters ensured there was no happy homecoming for Longford as a (...)

Daryl Hogan is mobbed by his Dundalk team mates. Photograph: INPHO/Tommy Grealy

Dundalk 1 Longford 0Daryl Horgan’s 16th minute goal was enough for Dundalk to open their title defence with all three points but the champions were pu(...)

Among the highest priority items in David O’Sullivan’s new job are negotiations aimed to secure a trade agreement between the EU and US.

Irishman David O’Sullivan has formally taken up his new role as European Union ambassador to the United States after presenting his credentials to pre(...)