Historian Frank Watson (right), and brothers Bill Schandelmeier and Earl Schandelmeier examine a tree stump at the resting place of seven of 57 Irish labourers who perished at a railroad construction site in 1832. Photograph: Mark Makela/Reuters

The Irish enjoyed another warm embrace in Washington yesterday as Taoiseach Enda Kenny passed shamrock and swapped compliments with US preside(...)

John Ruddy and Nick O’Connell make a loud song and dance out of the 1916 Rising at Powerscourt Theatre
Review: The Rising

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Cardiff City manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer celebrates his side’s victory against Norwich with Craig Bellamy. Photograph: Nick Potts/PA

If Cardiff City stay in the Premier League this year their supporters should probably write a song for Norwich striker Gary Hooper. On Saturday, they (...)

Norwich City manager Chris Hughton intends to keep Wes Hoolahan at Carrow Road.

Wes Hoolahan remains very much an important part of the Norwich squad, according to manager Chris Hughton. The Irish playmaker has been linked with a (...)

 Ashley Young is challenged by Sebastien Bassong during the match at Carrow Road. Photograph: Jamie McDonald/Getty Images

Norwich 0 Man Utd 1: Danny Welbeck’s opportunist second-half goal proved enough to give Manchester United a 1-0 win at Norwich.With England forward W(...)

Scott Parker: his strike settled the match in favour of resurgent Fulham. Photograph: Steve Bardens/Getty Images

There was encouragement for Fulham here that went beyond the acquisition of a three vital points away from home. Having fallen behind to a deflected s(...)

Sunderland’s Ki Sung Yueng reacts after missing an opportunity during the match against Norwich. Photograph: Steve Drew/PA Wire.

Gus Poyet was left facing a bleak Christmas as 10-man Sunderland’s must-win clash with Norwich ended in a 0-0 draw. The Black Cats, who dumped Chelsea(...)

Barry Bannan scores the only goal of the game at the KC Stadium. Photograh: Michael Regan/Getty Images

Premier League round-up: Tony Pulis watched from the stands as his new club Crystal Palace snatched just a second win of the season at Hull, breathin(...)

 Goalkeeper Joe Hart will not start England’s international against Chile at Wembley on Friday. Photograph: Martin Rickett/PA Wire

Joe Hart will not start for England in their international friendly against Chile on Friday.Hart, who has been England’s unanimous choice between the (...)

England manager Roy Hodgson has called up uncapped Southampton duo Jay Rodriguez and Adam Lallana (pictured) for England’s upcoming friendlies against Chile and Germany. Photograph: Chris Ison/PA Wire

The Southampton pair Jay Rodriguez and Adam Lallana have been handed surprise call-ups to Roy Hodgson’s England squad for the friendlies against Chil(...)