Intrade fell foul of US regulators following the last race to the White House

Intrade, the once high-profile Irish online betting business that fell foul of US regulators following the last White House race, looks set to be woun(...)

Dundalk players celebrate after capturing the league title for the second time in a row. John Delaney described the league as the Irish game’s “problem child”. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Premier Division Airtricity League clubs have written to the FAI to say that they wish to be represented by a senior barrister in the consultation (...)

Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill is understood to have been offered an extension to his deal with the FAI. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Martin O’Neill has admitted he would be open to extending his contract as Republic of Ireland manager. The 63-year-old is understood to have been offe(...)

Former Ireland Boxing Head Coach Billy Walsh makes his way through the departures of Dublin Airport last Thursday. Photograph: INPHO/Ryan Byrne

Up to a week ago, most people couldn’t have picked Billy Walsh out in a crowd. Then suddenly he was the lead item on RTÉ One’s Six One News, as heads (...)

Castlebridge House stands in partial ruin in the village of Castlebridge, near Wexford town. In its former 19th-century pleasure gardens stand the ruins of one the finest rotunda conservatories in Ireland. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Most people now associate flatpacks with Ikea, but the Great Palm House in the National Botanic Gardens was shipped to Dublin in parts and assemble(...)

Former German striker Oliver Bierhoff shows the name of Wales during the preliminary draw for the 2018 World Cup qualifiers. Photograph: Getty Images

‘Wales?” George Hamilton’s exclamation was disbelieving, as though a little part of him suspected Oliver Bierhoff and Jérôme Valcke were playing some (...)

Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Ireland must get through another difficult start to a qualifying campaign if they are to make it to Russia in 2018. Three of Martin O’Neill’s four ope(...)

The preliminary draw for  the World Cup qualifiers will take place in St Petersburg on Saturday. Photograph: EPA.

Spare a thought for Zimbabwe as you tune into Saturday afternoon’s draw for the next World Cup’s qualifying stages: thrown out of a Fifa tournament(...)

Senator Marc MacSharry. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Sligo was to the fore on the political radar this week, what with the Cabinet decamping for a day to Lissadell House and Senator Marc MacSharry turnin(...)

John Delaney  speaks at the FAI agm. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The honour of giving the final speech at the FAI agm in Sligo last Saturday fell to the high performance director Ruud Dokter. A tall, slim Dutchma(...)