England fans riot during the Republic of Ireland versus England game at Lansdowne Road in 1995.

The FAI will hope that confirmation of England’s visit to the Aviva Stadium on Sunday, June 7th next year will help it revive the “so(...)

 Minister of State for Sport Michael Ring: “It’s our national game.”

The GAA confirmed yesterday that a portion of their media rights packages for the next three years has been sold to Sky Sports, with the upshot(...)

Holding a rugby ball signed by Ireland’s Six Nations team, eight-year-old Mossie Molony from Castleknock meets Brian O’Driscoll at a reception at Farmleigh House in Dublin yesterday. Photograph: Eric Luke

It was a big day yesterday for Mossie Molony, aged eight, from Castleknock. He may have been the smallest person in the beautiful Victorian conserv(...)

Minister of State for Transport, Tourism and Sport Michael Ring:  “Hotels need to ensure that customers get a good bang for their buck.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Dublin hotels increased their returns more than those in any other major European city last year, a new report indicate(...)

The shore of Lough Swilly on the Inishowen Peninsula in Co Donegal. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

What was described as the world’s longest way-marked-trail, a 2,500km Irish coastal route called the Wild Atlantic Way, was officially launched(...)

Between November and January, visitors to Ireland increased by 102,500 on the same period the previous year, to 1.35 million. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

There were 102,500 more visitors to Ireland from abroad in the fourth quarter of last year compared to the same period in 2012, a rise of 8.2 p(...)

 Minister for Justice Alan Shatter: under pressure. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

This ombugsman story was getting out of hand. The Government had to move. Then came the distant sound of breaking glass. In (...)

 London’s Olympic Stadium, which has been confirmed as one of 13 venues for the 2015 Rugby World Cup. Photograph: Anna Gowthorpe/PA

The appointment of a chairman to run a committee on the planning of a joint North/South bid to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup will be announced (...)

Pat Hickey (right), OCI President, with IRFU chief executive Philip Browne at the launch of a campaign on sports funding in 2009. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Pat Hickey has warned those involved with Ireland’s bid for the 2023 Rugby World Cup that they have much behind-the- scenes work to do if they (...)

Four out of five for Fine Gael in Mayo. But do TDs from the same party spend too much time competing against each other? Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

One of the first politicians I followed on an election canvass was former taoiseach Liam Cosgrave in 1973. He was uneasy with journalists, particul(...)

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