Former “Irish Times” editor Conor Brady: “How do we pay for good journalism as distinct from ‘infotainment’ and recycled celebrity news?” he asked the ongoing Women in Media conference   in Ballybunion. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The challenges facing women in leadership roles in the media today are “immense”, according to former Irish Times editor Conor Brady. Opening the fo(...)

Republic of Ireland  goalkeeper Emma Byrne saved an early penalty against Spain but Ireland still lost 3-0.

Despite a fantastic first-half performance, the Republic of Ireland women’s team were defeated 3-0 yesterday in Madrid as Spain made it 18 points fro(...)

Republic of Ireland’s Louise Quinn grabbed the opener in her side’s 5-0 win over Montenegro. Photo: Inpho

Montenegro 0 Republic of Ireland 5 (Quinn 3’, O’Gorman 24’, Littlejohn pen 26’, D O’Sullivan 73’, Roche 84’) The Irish women’s team improved their po(...)

Sue Ronan’s Ireland side were beaten 2-0 by Austria in the Cyprus Cup. Photograph: Inpho

Austria 2 Republic of Ireland 0 Two goals against the run of play consigned the Republic of Ireland women’s tam to a defeat at the hands of Austria i(...)

Carli Lloyd bagged a hattrick as the USA beat Ireland women 5-0 in San Diego. Photograph: Getty

USA 5 Republic of Ireland 0 The Irish women’s team were well beaten in their friendly match with world champions USA on Saturday evening in San Diego(...)

Martin O’Neill: his side has moved up 11 places in the world rankings to 31st spot. Photograph: Lee Smith/Reuters

The Republic of Ireland has moved up 11 places to 31st in the Fifa World rankings in the wake of its Euro 2016 play-off victory over Bosnia and Herze(...)

Republic of Ireland’s Niamh Fahey: At 27, she wanted the chance to play full-time, and that is what Chelsea offered, unlike Arsenal.  Photograph: Gary Carr/Inpho

When Sue Ronan named her squad for today’s Euro 2017 qualifier against Spain in Tallaght (live on Setanta Ireland at 2.0), it was noticeable again jus(...)

Republic of Ireland’s versatile player Niamh Fahey helped Chelsea win the English league and cup double this year. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho.

Republic of Ireland manager Sue Ronan admits a point would be a good return from Ireland’s European Championship qualifier against Spain this afternoo(...)

Clare Shine: “I think the staff know exactly what Spain are going to be like so everyone will be ready for it.” Photograph: Gary Carr/Inpho

If there were times over the last two years when Claire Shine wondered when she might finally get back to her best then the end to her first club sea(...)

The Republic of Ireland’s Julie Russell tussles with Emma Koivisto and Noran Heroum of Finland during the European Championship clash at Tallaght Stadium. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

The balance of the contest here suggested there is not much to separate these two sides but for the moment the European Championship Group Two qual(...)