Celtic manager Ronny Deila starts his second season in charge at Celtic Par. Photograph: PA.

Scottish football does not exactly celebrate diminishing standards but it has been forced to accept them. Inverness enjoyed the finest season of the(...)

Lord Sewel has been suspended from the Labour Party following allegations that he took drugs with prostitutes. Photographs: PA

Lord Sewel has been suspended from the British Labour Party following allegations that he took drugs with prostitutes. The peer remained a member of t(...)

Lord Sewel’s behaviour was described by Lords speaker Baroness D’Souza as “shocking and unacceptable”. Photograph: Suzanne Hubbard/PA Wire

A British peer is facing a police investigation after quitting as deputy speaker of the House of Lords over a video allegedly showing him taking cocai(...)

People who eat up to two bars of chocolate daily have a lowered risk of heart disease and stroke, according to new research. File photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

People who eat up to two bars of chocolate daily have a lowered risk of heart disease and stroke, according to new research. In a finding likely to be(...)

Former Scotland manager Craig Brown was impressed with Ireland’s warm-up routine at Celtic Park. Photo: Michael Steele /Allsport

Former Scotland manager Craig Brown believes international football eligibility rules should be tightened. Brown says a team should be represented (...)

Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill speaking at the squad announcement yesterday for the games against England and Scotland. Photograph: INPHO/Dan Sheridan

The question of Jack Grealish’s international future looks more uncertain and will hang over Martin O’Neill into next season after the 19-year-old Ast(...)

More than 550,000 equities in building materials giant CRH changed hands in Dublin

Retailers and miners helped European stocks post their best three-day advance since January. Analysts believe both sides will find a way to hold off (...)

Kris Commons scores Celtic’s third goal from the penalty spot against Dundee at Parkhead in the Scottish Premiership. Photograph: Reuters.

Celtic 5 (Griffiths 30, Brown 37, Commons 71 (pen), Forrest 77, Biton 88) Dundee 0 Celtic are within 90 minutes of winning the Scottish Pr(...)

Medium and message: Prime Minister David Cameron talks to Conservative Party supporters in Cornwall. Click to the next photograph for an alternative take on the size of the crowd. Photograph: Toby Melville/Reuters

Jim Murphy, the leader of the Scottish Labour Party, stood at a bar counter late on Thursday night, buying a round of drinks for his staff after the s(...)

From left: Scotland’s Conservative leader Ruth Davidson, Labour leader Jim Murphy, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie during Tuesday night’s televised debate. Photograph: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

Scottish first minister Nicola Sturgeon has declared that a vote for the Scottish National Party in next month’s Westminster elections “doesn’t mean t(...)