Catherine Day: former secretary general of the European Commission is succeeded by Alexander Italianer. Photograph: Alan Betson

The incoming secretary general of the European Commission assumed his new role on Tuesday, marking the end of the 10-year tenure of Irish official C(...)

David O’Sullivan was the difference when Longford Town edged out Bray Wanderers at the City Calling Stadium. Photo: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

Longford Town 1 Bray Wanderers 0 A spectacular fifth goal of the season from David O’Sullivan earned Longford Town a first win in eight league games. (...)

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The contribution the Irish have made to the built environment in other major cities worldwide is immense. London saw a wave of Irish come to rebuild t(...)

Drogheda’s Lee Duffy celebrates at the end of the game after scoring his team’s equaliser against Longford Town. Photo: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

Longford Town 1 Drogheda United 1 Micheál Schlingermann produced two stunning late saves to earn Drogheda United a point at the City Calling Stadium. (...)

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(...)