One of Tour de France favourites Alberto Contador told press conference in Utrecht yesterday completing the Giro/Tour  double would be a career-changing achievement. Photograph: Vincent Jannink/EPA

Speaking in advance of this year’s Tour de France, Seán Kelly has outlined his expectations for the three Irish riders who will be in the race when(...)

Beating experienced international riders, including 2014 winner Ryan Mullen and the rest of the An Post Chainreaction Sean Kelly team, Irish amateur(...)

The European Parliament has called on the outgoing head of Fifa Sepp Blatter to resign with immediate effect, arguing that the international football federation should appoint an interim president.   File photograph: Ruben Sprich/Reuters

The European Parliament has called on the outgoing head of Fifa Sepp Blatter to resign with immediate effect, arguing that the international football (...)

FAI chief executive John Delaney: remains at the centre of a  storm over the controversial deal with Fifa. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Scottish Football Association chief executive Stewart Regan has described the suggestion that the FAI should have been due compensation in the wake of(...)

Seán Kelly, the only Irish MEP on the international trade committee, said he believed that the deal could open-up huge opportunities for Irish small and medium enterprises.

The scale of the EU’s divisions on the controversial EU-US trade deal was laid bare this evening after the European Parliament postponed a key vote on(...)

Carlow hurling manager Pat English has to be realistic in his expectations of players’ dedication. Photograph: Inpho.

On Saturday some of the less well recognised hurling counties are allowed to grace the hallowed turf that is Croke Park. I use the word allowed slight(...)

From left, Mary Hickson of Cork Opera House, Julie Kelleher of the Everyman Palace Theatre, and Lorraine Maye of Cork Midsummer festival, at the Crawford Art Gallery in Cork. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Mary Hickson, chief executive of Cork Opera House, has a powerful gut. Right now it is telling her that the future will be exciting, but it won’t b(...)

 EU commissioner for agriculture  Phil Hogan: “It’s taxpayers’ money and I’m sure other sectors will follow suit in due course.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The publication of payments received by farmers under the Common Agricultural Policy (Cap) is not new. The details were published for a period in the (...)

Sally, Jill and Hilary O’Herlihy, daughters and wife of Bill O’Herlihy at the funeral mass of the RTÉ presenter at the Church of Our Lady of Perpetual Succour, Foxrock. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The funeral has taken place of the broadcaster Bill O’Herlihy who died suddenly this week at the age of 76. The congregation at a packed Our Lady of (...)

Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton: said TTIP offered ‘massive opportunities’ for the Irish economy. Photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins Photos

The opening up of the EU import market to large volumes of US beef poses one of the greatest threats to Irish agriculture in decades, the Irish Farme(...)