Shay Given during the Republic of Ireland squad workout at  Gannon Park, Malahide, yesterday. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

For Shay Given to decide he wants to add to his 125 international caps is perfectly understandable, but then it would be reasonable, too, for the oth(...)

Eoin McDevitt, Ken Early, Ciaran Murphy, Simon Hick and Mark Horgan will continue to produce outstanding online radio content for The Irish Times.

The Irish Times today announced the signing of an extended contract with the Second Captains team who provide The Irish Times Second Captains Podcast;(...)

St Patrick’s Athletic manager Liam Buckley takes his St Pat’s side to Cork tonight.

Having taken charge of his old club with the intention of turning them into title challengers again, John Caulfield will get his firs(...)

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THE POLITICIANS ENDA KENNY Taoiseach Kenny holds the most powerful political position in the land. He is chief of the Cabinet, has the f(...)

Swansea winger Pablo Hernandez (left) faces a return to the Mestalla to take on his former club Valencia in the Europa League group stages. Photograph:   Stu Forster/Getty Images

Swansea’s Spanish stars face a daunting trip to Valencia in their first-ever Europa League group stage campaign as long-haul journeys to Russia, Moldo(...)

Franck Ribery of Bayern Munich has bee named Uefa’s Best Player in Europe. Photograph: Ralph Orlowski/Reuters

Having starred in a team that proved itself to be comfortably the continent’s most impressive last season, Franck Ribery was named the Best Player in (...)

Thomas Crawley of Derry City wins a header ahead of John O'Sullivan of Dundalk. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Dundalk 1 Derry City 3: It may not be quite up to the standard being set by Sligo who play today but Derry’s best start to a campaign in almost a d(...)

Paul Green and James McCarthy in action during training in Malahide yesterday. The Leeds man lined out for the “probables” in training before the departure for Stockholm. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Speaking after attending his first training session of the week in Malahide following his late arrival in Dublin due to illness, Tardell(...)