Northern Ireland players celebrate clinching qualification for Euro 2016 qualifier at Windsor Park on Thursday. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

What a night for Irish football. Or, if you prefer, what a night for Irish soccer. And all that lies therein. On Thursday men from the 32 counties of(...)

 Thomas Flynn, Moatview Avenue, Coolock was jailed for 12 years with three suspended at Clonmel Circuit court as he was one of seven men who broke into the home of Mark and Emma Corcoran at Burnchurch, near Killenaul in November 2013. Photograph Liam Burke/Press 22

The harrowing testimony of the Corcoran family about their ordeal at the hands of a gang of seven Dublin criminals has given fresh impetus to the long(...)

Denis O’Brien: Called off the initial public offering  at the 11th hour after investors declined to meet his valuation of the business. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

As Denis O’Brien tells it, he woke up yesterday morning feeling “very happy” at his decision on Tuesday night to pull Digicel’s planned $2 billion (€1(...)

Joan believes Enda is referring to the date of the general election. But then again, Joan is a martyr to the prolixity. It’s no surprise that these discussions go on for some time.  Photograph:

Joan Burton had a long conversation with Enda Kenny. “Next year,” said the Taoiseach as they parted. It seems they’ve had quite a few of these long ch(...)

 Sinn Féin deputy leader  Mary Lou McDonald. Photograph: Leah Farrell /

Sinn Féin deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald has said she would personally contact the developer of the Longboat Quay complex if she had his number. She (...)

Tommy Furey of the Marine Institute onboard the Celtic Explorer with maps of mountains in the Atlantic Ocean. Ireland is leading the world in deep-sea mapping. Photograph: Andrew Downes/XPOSURE

The Earth’s oceans cover about 70 per cent of the surface of the planet. Human beings have explored only 10 per cent. The deepest oceans are largel(...)

“Porndog  encapsulates many food and restaurant trends in Dublin that need to just go to their bedroom and think about what they’ve done.”

Recently, a mob arrived at a cafe in east London in a protest against gentrification. The Cereal Killer Cafe has been an object of derision since its (...)

I made sure to save an electronic copy of property developer Johnny Ronan’s evidence to the Oireachtas Banking Inquiry before it was altered this week(...)

Dermot Desmond: largest shareholder in Glasgow Celtic football club.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne
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You’d want the proverbial pair of steel ones to bet against Dermot Desmond, who is worth roughly the same as the GDP of the entire nation of Belize ($(...)

 Romania’s Welsh head coach Lynn Howells looks on prior to their  Pool D openingmatch against France  at the Olympic Stadium. Photograph: Franck Fife/AFP/Gerry Images

Lynn Howells espouses a practical rugby intelligence that marks him as an excellent coach, and the clarity of purpose and understanding of the prof(...)