Louis  FitzGerald’s Anglo loans were secured against well-known pubs, including The Stag’s Head and Kehoes  as well as the Arlington Hotel in Dublin. Photograph Joe St Leger

Louis FitzGerald, the publican and hotelier, has refinanced his empire with the support of Broadhaven Credit Partners and AIB. Mr FitzGerald’s busines(...)

Convicted rapist Ched Evans is training with Sheffield United having been released from prison. Photograph:  Jon Buckle/PA Wire.

Amazing sometimes how what looks to be a hopelessly knotted issue can be untangled with a single sentence out of the right mouth. Jessica Ennis-Hill d(...)

Assistant Republic of Ireland manager Roy Keane at a press conference at the  Portmarnock Hotel and Golf Links, Dublin. Photograph: Donall Farmer / Inpho

Roy Keane believes Ireland must aim now to beat all of the team’s main qualification rivals in next year’s home games after Friday night’s defeat to S(...)

Robbie Keane of the Republic of Ireland applauds the crowd after the Euro  2016 Group D qualifier against Scotland  at Celtic Park. Photograph:   Mark Runnacles/Getty Images

Robbie Keane and Darron Gibson have been released from the Republic of Ireland squad ahead of the friendly against the USA. The captain, who was left (...)

Manchester City’s Sergio Agüero  after a missed chance against CSKA Moscow at the Etihad Stadium. Photograph: Martin Rickett/PA Wire

Manuel Pellegrini admitted having no answers as to why Manchester City cannot perform in the Champions League after the 2-1 defeat by CSKA Moscow that(...)

 Robbie Keane  has scored against Germany in the past.  Photograph:  Brian Lawless/PA Wire.

The Republic of Ireland head for Germany tomorrow having enjoyed success over their Euro 2016 rivals in the past. However, they have not done so fo(...)

Niall Quinn had a unsuccessful trial at Fulham in 1983. Photograph: Inpho.

Easter 1983. A 16 year-old centre-half from Lourdes Celtic is on an aeroplane for the first time. The flight is Dublin-London, Aer Lingus, and awaitin(...)

Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo during their 2014 World Cup Group G defeat to  Germany at the Fonte Nova Arena in Salvador. Photograph: Jorge Silva / Reuters

The first round of matches at this World Cup has been a huge success, not least because this time, so many of the headline acts have delivered. Neymar(...)

Steven Defour of Belgium celebrates after scoring a goal during a qualifying match against Scotland at Hampden Park. Photograph: Scott Heavey/Getty Images

Last year Cardiff City striker Frazier Campbell spoke fondly of the formative season he once spent on loan at Royal Antwerp, Manchester United’s feede(...)

Republic of Ireland manager Mick McCarthy and Roy Keane at training in Saipan. Photograph:   Andrew Paton/Inpho

“He came. He saw. He went home.” So ran the tag-line of the box office smash hit comedy I, Keano, an epic musical melodrama about a Roman legion prepa(...)