Mark Farren in action in 2006. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Soccer star Mark Farren has been laid to rest alongside his late triplets after his battle with cancer. The 33-year-old has been remembered as one of(...)

Thepchaiya Un-Nooh missed the black off its spot for a 147 against Neil Robertson at the UK Championships. Photograph: PA

Thailand’s Thepchaiya Un-Nooh missed out on a £44,000 (€62,000) windfall after failing to pot the final black when poised for a 147 break against Nei(...)

The Carlisle Grounds belong to Wicklow County Council. The club has a lease up to 2036 at a minimal annual rent, which requires that the grounds are used for soccer games. Photograph: Donall Farmer/INPHO

Early on Saturday, July 11th, Denis O’Connor, one of the new owners of Bray Wanderers, got a call from the team kit man, Stephen Maguire. There was(...)

A Co Donegal man has been killed on a building site in south west England. John Sweeney (45), from Dunfanaghy was working at a construction site in C(...)

Ronnie O’Sullivan leaves the Crucible arena after defeat to Stuart Bingham in their  World Snooker Championship quarter-final. Photo: Alex Livesey/Getty Images

Ronnie O’Sullivan crumbled at the Crucible as Stuart Bingham sent the five-time winner crashing out of the World Championships.While 38-year-old Bing(...)

Ding Junhui of China in action during his match against John Higgins at the World Snooker Championship in Sheffield. Photo: Michael Regan/Getty Images

John Higgins saw his hopes of a fifth world title ended for this year as Ding Junhui advanced to the quarter-finals in Sheffield.World number three (...)

Kurt Maflin reacts during his match against Mark Selby during the Betfred World Championships at the Crucible Theatre, Sheffield. Photo: Tim Goode/PA Wire

The survival instincts of Mark Selby rescued the defending world champion and left Kurt Maflin heartbroken as the Crucible witnessed an opening-day cl(...)

 Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan in ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ which is coming out on Valentine’s Day

The owners of a cinema in Buncrana, Co Donegal, have rubbished a press report that the Catholic Church leaned on it not to show 50 Shades of Grey whic(...)

Seven-time World Championship winner Stephen Hendry could come out of retirement to compete in this year’s tournament. (Photograph: INPHO/Getty Images)

Stephen Hendry has confirmed he could come out of retirement and return to snooker in time for the World Championship in April.The 46-year-old Scot wa(...)

ESB workers in Drumcliffe, Co Sligo continue to restore power after Storm Rachel.  Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The clean-up in the wake of Storm Rachel, which claimed one life and left thousands of homes and businesses without power, continues this morning.Met (...)