A school caretaker  has pleaded not guilty to eight counts of theft of bags of bananas, apples oranges worth about €66 from Scoil Fhursa in north Dublin

A school caretaker has gone on trial at Dublin District Court accused of stealing bags of fruit which were meant to be given to pupils as part of a he(...)

Opening bowler Boyd Rankin will return to play international cricket for Ireland from January. Photograph:  Inpho/ICC

Irish cricket has been handed an early Christmas present with the news that Boyd Rankin has confirmed his return to international cricket. Rankin met(...)

John Mooney celebrates after hitting the winning runs to beat England at the 2011 World Cup. Photo: Inpho

Ireland’s John Mooney has announced his retirement from international cricket with immediate effect. “I’ve decided to call time on what has been a (...)

Tim Murtagh took four wickets to help Ireland move in on victory against Namibia in their Intercontinental Cup  game in Windhiek. Photograph: Barry Chambers/Inpho

Ireland closed in on a second straight innings victory on day three of their Intercontinental Cup clash in Windhoek on Monday. William Porterfield’s s(...)

George Dockrell claimed his 200th international wicket on the opening day of Ireland’s Intercontinental Cup clash with Namibia in Windhoek. Photograph:  Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Ireland will be the happier of the two teams despite a stubborn last wicket stand after the first day’s play of their Intercontinental Cup clash again(...)

Kevin O’Brien helped steer Ireland to a draw on the final day against Zimbabwe A in Harare. Photograph: Getty

Ireland’s cricketers batted out most of the final day to secure a draw with Zimbabwe A in Harare. Zimbabwe A batted on for four overs in the morning a(...)

‘Bidding to host the ICIS conference is very competitive and Dublin won out against Munich, Vienna and Istanbul,’ said Prof Brian Fitzgerald of Lero, the Irish Software Research Centre. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh / The IrisH Times

Dublin is to host an international tech conference after its bid was chosen ahead of a number of European cities. Up to 1,500 delegates will attend t(...)

ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier, Malahide Cricket Club, Dublin - Ireland’s Paul Stirling batting Photograph: INPHO/Gary Carr

A quite extraordinary series of results in the final round of Group A games saw Ireland qualify for a fifth straight World Twenty20 finals following t(...)

Paul Stirling top scored for Ireland in their eight run defeat to Hong Kong at Malahide. Photograph: Inpho

Ireland’s ability to make the least of home advantage in qualifying tournaments seems to be striking again after a two-wicket loss to Hong Kong in Mal(...)

Papua New Guinea batsman  Norman Vanua celebrates hitting the winning six with team-mates after their World Twenty20  qualifier victory over Ireland at Stormont in Belfast. Photograph:  William Cherry/Inpho/Presseye

Ireland’s winning streak in in World Twenty20 qualifiers came to an abrupt halt at Stormont on Wednesday as Papua New Guinea claimed a shock two-wi(...)