It’s Halloween! Shunto (2), sits on pumpkins before a Halloween parade in Kawasaki, south of Tokyo.  Photograph: Yuya Shino/Reuters

Trick or treating; when kids get to binge on sweeties and dress up as clever popular culture references, the one night of the year when it is accep(...)

Stephen Glancey: said Scotland v Ireland qualifier might boost C&C brands.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

A busy week for Stephen Glancey and Kenny Neison, the chief executive and chief financial officer of the Bulmers/Magners cidermaker C&C, which wan(...)

John Delaney: said the Scottish Football Association’s handling of tickets was “a joke” . Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

The Scottish Football Association have declined to comment on John Delaney’s assessment of their handling of the ticketing situation for Ireland’s (...)

 Alexander Tonev of Celtic (left) in action against   Josip Pivaric of Dinamo Zagreb. Tonev has been  banned for seven games for racist abuse. Photograph:  Mark Runnacles/Getty Images

Celtic winger Aleksandar Tonev has been given a seven-match ban after being found guilty of using racist insults, the Scottish Football Association h(...)

 FAI chief executive John Delaney not happy with SFA. Photograph: Cathal Noonan / Inpho

FAI chief executive John Delaney has branded as “a joke” the Scottish FA’s statement regarding the ticket row ahead of the Euro 2016 qualifier in Glas(...)

 Celtic Park:  Many Ireland fans who want to travel to Glasgow for next month’s European Championship qualifier will therefore not be able to go, due to the way the FAI distributed its ticket allocation. Photo graph:  Matthew Lewis/Getty Images

While the FAI tried to shift supporter frustration towards the Scottish FA by criticising it for prematurely declaring next month’s qualifying game a (...)

The FAI has received over 12,000 applications for the 3,209 tickets they received  for the Euro 2016 qualifier against Scotland at Celtic Park on November 14th. Photograph:   Ian MacNicol/Getty Images

The Football Association of Ireland (FAI) have hit out at the Scottish Football Association (SFA) for not increasing the away team allocation of ticke(...)

Republic of Ireland midfielder Glenn Whelan grimaces in pain after fracturing a leg in the Euro 2016 qualifier against Germany  in Gelsenkirchen. Photograph: Matthias Hangst/Bongarts/Getty Images

Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill will give midfielder Glenn Whelan every chance to make his final squad for the Euro 2016 qualifier against (...)

In a word . . .

Let’s pretend. It’s The Life of Brian and the debate surrounds “what have the Irish ever done for us?” Stan: “Yeats, Shaw, Beckett, Heaney, Joyce?” Re(...)

Rising sheer out of Dingle Bay, Cnoc na dTobar is one of the most impressive mountains in the Iveragh peninsula

Cnoc na dTobar, 690m (Hill of the Well), a “stand-alone” mountain north of Cahersiveen and rising sheer out of Dingle Bay, is one of the most impre(...)