Jamie Vardy celebrates his wonder goal against Liverpool during the week, with Dejan Lovren’s face saying it all. Leicester meet Manchester City and Arsenal in their next two games but after that will play five of the current bottom seven. Photograph: Ben Stansall/AFP/Getty Images

‘It gets closer. It gets ever harder.” Sam Allardyce said that. He said it with some exasperation on Tuesday night after his Sunderland side had made (...)

Deirdre and Ivan Yates: bankruptcy proceedings were launched in May 2012 by AIB against both Mr Yates and his wife seeking €3.6 million

A bank is entitled to judgment of €1.6m against the wife of former government minister and Newstalk broadcaster Ivan Yates, the High Court ruled. Dei(...)

  Maurice Gaffney: “I owe a lot to my colleagues. They have made me happy and have always been reliable.”   Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

When he was called to the Irish Bar, back in 1954, there were about 250 barristers in the Republic, of whom about one-fifth were senior counsel, and t(...)

Cllr John O’Donnell from Donegal filmed in a meeting with an undercover RTÉ reporter.  Photograph: RTÉ

A Donegal county councillor has told a court he is facing bankruptcy as a result of failed business dealings and does not have money to pay compensati(...)

Celtic new loan signing Patrick Roberts at the Utilita Energy Scottish League Cup, semi-final match at Hampden Park, Glasgow. Photograph: Jeff Holmes/PA

Patrick Roberts revealed that some advice from Jason Denayer confirmed his decision to move to Celtic from Manchester City. The 18-year-old winger jo(...)

Celtic celebrate after Gary Mackay-Steven’s third goal in their 3-1 win over St Johnstone. Photograph: Reuters

Celtic 3 St Johnstone 1 Gary Mackay-Steven scored his first two goals of the season as Celtic restored their six-point lead in the Ladbrokes Premie(...)

I don’t know why parents can’t just call their children normal names, like Aednat or Summer or Maeve spelled with three or four Bs, three or four Ds and three or four Hs?”

Sorcha says she hopes I haven’t forgotten about Saturday, but I barely even hear her. She goes, “Ross, are you even listening to me?” I’m there, “Yea(...)

Sackville Street (now O’Connell Street). Photograph: JT Westropp courtesy of the Royal Irish Academy

There was standing room only in the basement of the National Library of Ireland for the launch of The 1916 Rising Oral History Collection. Not since(...)

Anthony Stokes hopes to put himself in contention for a Euro 2016 spot after leaving Celtic for a loan move to Hibernian. Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Anthony Stokes believes he can fire himself back into the reckoning for Euro 2016 after returning to Hibernian on loan. Six months on the sidelines a(...)

Exploring Ireland’s postcolonial archictural identity: architect John McLaughlin and academic Gary Boyd. Photograph: Alice Clancy

While a Modernist revival arose during the Tiger’s cub years, fostered by the new breed of architecture, Ireland is not often associated with the ori(...)