Luke “Ming” Flanagan:  had a voting rate of 16 per cent.  Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Independent MEPs Luke ‘Ming’ Flanagan and Brian Crowley have the worst voting record among Irish MEPs at the European Parliament, new figures show. Da(...)

Celtic’s James Forrest scores his side’s second goal during the Scottish Premier League match  against St Mirren at Celtic Park. Photograph:  Danny Lawson/PA

Celtic 4 St Mirren 1Scott Brown scored an early double as Celtic moved six points clear in the Scottish Premiership with a dominant 4-1 victory over (...)

The investment-fund package will need approval of EU nations and the European Parliament, although the EIB will be able to start some operations ahead of final approval

More than one thousand potential projects have been identified by the European Commission for inclusion in its €315 billion investment programme, the (...)

Ryan Mullen: “It’s been a great year for me and that’s down to the experience I’m getting with the team. Photograph: Inpho

The An Post Chainreaction Seán Kelly team has confirmed that it will retain the services of Ryan Mullen in 2015, despite the advances of other teams a(...)

Former nursing home staff member alleges comments  about her appearance were made by the home’s owner.  Photograph: John Stillwell/PA Wire

The owner of a Longford nursing home allegedly made comments about a nurse’s appearance and suggested she “open a few buttons” on her blouse on a summ(...)

A male Wakatobi Flowerpecker. Photographs: David Kelly and Nicola Marples

To get to the remote Wakatobi island in Indonesia where he is studying a unique bird species, Seán Kelly has to fly from Dublin to the Middle East, fl(...)

If ECB president Jean-Claude Trichet’s letter of November 19th is released, will it have been worth the wait? Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Almost four years after Ireland bowed to the pressure of rising bond yields and crumbling investor confidence and succumbed to an EU-IMF rescue, it ap(...)

Derry City manager Peter Hutton: has played his cards close to his chest in the run-up to the FAI Cup final against St Patrick’s Athletic. Photo: Lorcan Doherty/Inpho

If they accepted the league table was really a true reflection of the difference between the two teams in tomorrow’s Ford FAI Cup final then Derry Cit(...)

The ECB has so far refused to release a letter sent to former minister for finance Brian Lenihan in 2010 which many suspect forced the government into accepting the terms of the bailout. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Fine Gael MEP Sean Kelly is confident that the ECB will publish the controversial letter sent to former finance minister Brian Lenihan the night befor(...)

The itinerary for the 2015 Tour de France is seen during its presentation at a news conference in Paris yesterday. The world’s greatest cycling event will start from Utrecht in the Netherlands on July 4th. Photograph: Benoit Tessier/Reuters

Former world number one Sean Kelly has said that the mountainous 2015 Tour de France race route unveiled yesterday could suit Dan Martin very well, bu(...)