Republic of Ireland under-21 manager Noel King (right) is left with a huge task after the defeat to Lithuania. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho.

Under-21s European Championship qualifier Lituania 3 Republic of Ireland 1 The Republic of Ireland’s ambitions of qualifying for a first-ever Under-(...)

 Fine Gael TD Brian Walsh is set to step down from his position.

Fine Gael TD Brian Walsh has announced that he will not contest the next general election on medical grounds. Mr Walsh (43), who represents the Galway(...)

 Joseph Cooney of Sarsfields and Niall Healy of Craughwell battle for possession in yesterdays Galway Senior Hurling Championship Final. Photograph: Mike Shaughnessy/Inpho

Craughwell 0-12 Sarsfields 0-12 A draw was probably the best outcome to a Galway club hurling final between neighbours that never opened up (...)

The Martin Roundabout on the east of Galway city where a car containing the body of a man was discovered obscured by bushes. File photograph: Google Street View

Gardaí have appealed for witnesses after the body of man was found in a car obscured by bushes in a roundabout. The discovery was made after a passeng(...)

A boy aged six was injured in an  incident at the Lidl outlet in Doughiska on the east of Galway city. File photograph: Google Street View

Gardaí have issued an appeal for help in finding a man who assaulted a six-year-old boy in a supermarket car park. The boy, who suffered an injury to (...)

 Ciarán Coll (right) scored Finn Harps’ winning goal against UCD at the Belfield Bowl. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho.

UCD 0 Finn Harps 1 Finn Harps took a huge step towards promotion last night by beating UCD at the Belfield Bowl in the first leg of the First Division(...)

Leinster outhalf Cathal Marsh is tackled by Glasgow’s Ryan Wilson during the Guinness Pro 12 game at the RDS. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Leinster 23 Glasgow Warriors 18 Leinster trailed for most of this clash between the Pro12 champions of the past two seasons but they came good (...)

Aston Villa’s midfielder Jack Grealish celebrates Villa’s second goal during the FA Cup semi-final between Aston Villa and Liverpool at Wembley stadium last April. Photograph: Getty Images

Kevin Grealish, father of Jack Grealish, has rejected reports that his son has resolved his international dilemma by choosing to declare for England.(...)

Copies of the Financial Times  sit in a rack at a newsstand in London. Concerns have been raised over the ’pink paper’s new owner

The decision by the Nikkei group, publisher of Japan’s top financial newspaper, to pay £844 million (€1.2 billion) for one of the marquee brands in gl(...)

Longford’s Colm P Smyth and Dermot Brady close in on Offaly’s Joseph O’Connor during the Leinster championship first round clash at Tullamore. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Longford captain Dermot Brady says his men are under no illusion about the task facing them against Dublin in Croke Park on Sunday but they are looki(...)