Andrew Balbirnie made his first international century in Ireland’s four-wicket victory over New   Zealand ‘A’ side in Dubai. Photograph: Rowland White/Inpho/Presseye

Andrew Balbirnie’s maiden hundred for Ireland led his team to a well deserved four-wicket win against a strong New Zealand ‘A’ side at the ICC Global (...)

Andrew Poynter top-scored with 57 in Ireland’s defeat to Canterbury in Lincoln, Christchurch. Photograph: Barry Chambers

Ireland slumped to an emphatic 117-run loss against Canterbury in the penultimate game of their World Cup acclimatisation tour at Lincoln in New Zeala(...)

Ireland captain William Porterfield has left the World Cup acclimatisation tour of Australia and New Zealand  “due to personal reasons”. Photograph: Rowland White/Inpho/Presseye

Cricket Ireland confirmed on Friday that Ireland captain William Porterfield left the ongoing World Cup acclimatisation tour of Australia and New Zeal(...)

Laura Boylan, (right) from Skerries, Co Dublin meeting  Kevin O’Brien, minister for advanced education and skills with the gGovernment of Newfoundland and Labrador at the Working International Expo at the Clyde Court Hotel in Dublin today. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times 2:30

The Irish economy may be showing signs of recovery, but for the hundreds of people who lined up at the Working International Expo in Ballsbridge today(...)

Ireland’s Alex Cusack: Clontarf all-rounder in an 18-man Ireland panel for month-long acclimatisation tour. Photograph: Inpho

Ireland coach Phil Simmons will give Alex Cusack every chance of making his World Cup squad after naming the Clontarf all-rounder in an 18-man panel f(...)

 Ireland’s John Mooney acknowledges the crowd after receiving a standing ovation after reaching 96 runs in Malahide. Photograph: Ryan Byrne / Inpho

Scotland claimed an eight-wicket victory over Ireland in the last of the One-Day Internationals in Malahide, but the narrative of the final day of (...)

Richie Berrington recorded his first century for  Scotland against Ireland in Malahide. Photograph:  Matthew Lewis-IDI/IDI via Getty Images

The Indian summer made Malahide a wonderful place to be in the early evening sun of a September day as Ireland went two-nil up against Scotland to se(...)

The incident in which Meath’s Mickey Burke and Dublin’s Eoghan O’Gara clashed at Croke Park last Sunday. Photograph: Inpho.

The GAA have called an end to the alleged biting affair that emerged after Sunday’s Leinster football final at Croke Park. No further investigation(...)

Meath’s Michael Burke protests to the referee after a scuffle involving several players on both teams late in the Leinster final defeat to Dublin. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

So Dublin recorded a 16-point thumping of their neighbouring rivals on a lovely sunny afternoon in Croke Park before the best attendance of the season(...)

Pictured at the Huawei Ireland Broadband Forum are Miriam O’Callaghan, Eircom chief executive Herb Hribar, Imagine Chairman Sean Bolger, BT Ireland chief executive Colm O’Neill, and William Batt, partner at Indecon International Economic. Picture Jason Clarke Photography

Deputy chairman of the board and rotating chief executive with Huawei, Guo Ping has told an audience of Irish broadband industry experts that the C(...)