Lisa Dwan on stage at the NCH. Photograph: Frances Marshall

The latest night in the NCH’s celebration of Ireland’s centenary set a course for the continent, and examined through words and music how the nation s(...)

Fighting for his life: The Trial of Roger Casement, 1916, painted by John Lavery. Photograph:  Crown copyright/ UK Government art collection/Courtesy Royal Irish Academy

After the Easter Rising, in the summer of 1916, the most famous Irishman in the world tried to save the last of the rebel leaders from execution. Geor(...)

Roy Keane’s legal action against bookmaker Paddy Power will be heard by the Commercial Court. Photograph: PA

Roy Keane has sued alleging his constitutional rights were breached when bookmakers Paddy Power used his face on a mocked up image of Braveheart prio(...)

A Paddy Power advertisement depicting Roy Keane as Scottish warrior William Wallace. Photograph:  Paul Sharp/Sharppix

Roy Keane has become embroiled in another legal tussle, this time by starting a lawsuit against the bookmaker Paddy Power for mocking him up as Willia(...)

“I can’t remember ever any manager telling me ‘This is the way to play for a draw’,” said Scotland boss Gordon Strachan.

No world class players. Just good, good players. Gordon Strachan, a familiar face and voice in his role as television analyst, enters the Lansdowne Ro(...)

The Dublin team make their way to Hill 16 in 2006 after Mayo choose to warm-up in front of it. Photograph: Inpho

It is coming up on nine summers since the footballers of Mayo attempted an impromptu eviction of Dublin’s sense of comfort in Croke Park by running ou(...)

Scotland coach Vern Cotter.

Right let’s get the controversy out of the way first. Who in the William Wallace is Hugh Blake? Much like the way some of the Scottish-themed m(...)

 Orangemen and women march at Saturday’s  pro-union parade in Edinburgh. Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

David Cameron brewed a coffee and watched as the Orange Order’s 15,000-strong march passed by on the Royal Mile in Edinburgh.Neither Cameron nor his c(...)

Paul McGinley: “The Donegal link reminded the lads of their darkest hour on Sunday, and there was no joy either as McGinley flourished his wild card trio.” Photograph: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images.

That a fourball of middle-aged men could tee off for a pint a little after noon on a Tuesday seemed slightly incongruous, but Foley’s pub on the Clont(...)

Scottish first minister Alex Salmond: furious about the intervention of Australian prime minister Tony Abbott, who said it was “hard to see how the world would be helped by an independent Scotland”. Photograph: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire.

Nearly 700 years ago, Scottish nobles went to Arbroath to sign a letter in Latin that declared Scotland’s right to be an independent kingdom, rather t(...)