Valencia  announced they have reached an agreement to sign striker Alvaro Negredo on loan from Manchester City with a clause making the deal permanent at the end of the season.  Photograph: Jeff Holmes/PA Wire.

ArsenalPlayers in: Alexis Sánchez (Barcelona, £30m), Mathieu Debuchy (Newcastle, £12m), David Ospina (Nice, undisclosed), Calum Chambers (Southampton,(...)

Shane Duffy: his progress at Everton had really halted a couple of seasons back. Photograph: Dave Thompson/Getty Images

As Premier League clubs stood firm against the rising English tide of euro scepticism, there was not a lot of news for wantaway Irish footballers yes(...)

 Shane Duffy  has signed for Blackburn Rovers. Photograph:  David Rogers/Getty Images

Blackburn Rovers have strengthened their defensive options with the signing of Republic of Ireland international Shane Duffy from Everton.The 22-year-(...)

 Shay Given has been recalled to the Republic of Ireland squad ahead of the games against Oman and Georgia. Photograph:  Niall Carson/PA

Shay Given has been recalled to the Republic of Ireland squad after being named in the final 27-man list for Wednesday’s friendly against Oman in Dubl(...)

Ardstone originally bought the four-storey modern block at 85 Pembroke Road about 12 months ago for €4.75 million

The Dublin-based private investment manager Ardstone Capital has chalked up a handsome profit on a small office building in Ballsbridge, Dublin 4, aft(...)

David Meyler and Wes Hoolahan during the Republic of Ireland’s squad training session in the New York Red Bull ground yesterday morning. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Maybe not quite the intoxicating scenes of 20 summers ago when the Irish and the Italians met on a famous World Cup afternoon in June but at least 50,(...)

Ireland’s Glenn Whelan reacts after Kevin Doyle is injured during Friday’s friendly againt Costa Rica in Philadelphia.  Photograph: Inpho/Donall Farmer

At some point before Ireland’s unexpectedly robust encounter with Costa Rica on Friday evening, Roy Keane casually asked Kevin Doyle when he had last (...)

Zendesk, the cloud-based customer-service software platform, is setting up its European data centre in a newly occupied office building overloo(...)

85 Pembroke Road: four-storey building extends to 875sq m

Shane Duffy of BNP Paribas Real Estate is seeking in excess of €4 million for a vacant own-door office building at 85 Pembroke Road in Ballsbri(...)

The Montenegro under-21 side celebrate after their 2-1 victory over the Republic of Ireland at Tallaght Stadium. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Republic of Ireland U21 1 Montenegro U21 2: Noel King’s under-21 side are out of (...)