Lidl has declined to indicate whether it will pay staff in the Republic the full living wage as it intends to do in Britain.

Lidl has declined to indicate whether it will pay staff in the Republic the full living wage as it intends to do in Britain. The German discounter las(...)

Chelsea manager José Mourinho endured a frustrating first half against Newcastle at Stamford Bridge. Photograph: Facundo Arrizabalaga / EPA

Assistant coach Steve Holland admitted Chelsea fell below their own standards in the beating Newcastle but praised their reaction after José Mourinho(...)

 The living wage differs from the legally required minimum wage which is set by law and can fail to meet the requirements for a basic standard of living

The living wage is defined as the minimum salary an individual worker requires to meet his or her basic needs for housing, utilities, transport, healt(...)

Cork’s Ciaran Sheehan (left) leads the charge, with Down’s Damien Rafferty and Conor Garvey on his shirt-tail. Sheehan is expected to play his first AFL match on Saturday. Photograph: Eric Luke / THE IRISH TIMES

Former Cork footballer Ciaran Sheehan is expected to be named in the Carlton team to play Gold Coast in the Australian Football League (AFL) at Etihad(...)

Gareth Anscombe will be joining Cardiff Blues next season. The son of sacked Ulster coach Mark called Ulster’s management ’clowns’. Photograph: Scott Barbour/Getty Images

Cardiff’s signing of Gareth Anscombe from New Zealand’s Waikato Chiefs should spice up the Welsh club’s Pro12 matches against Ulster this season. He m(...)

 Mick McCarthy. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Ipswich manager Mick McCarthy and his assistant Terry Connor have signed new three-year deals, the club have announced. McCarthy took charge of the Tr(...)

 Eden Hazard  won the Chelsea player of the year award. Photograph: Michael Steele/Getty Images

Jose Mourinho demanded more from Eden Hazard in presenting the Belgium playmaker with Chelsea’s player of the year award.The self-proclaimed Special (...)

Image of the week: And so it begins The dates you need if you want to either book time off to watch a few pitch meltdowns or bury your head under(...)

José Mourinho of Chelsea looks on during the Uefa Champions League Group E match against FC Basle. Photograph:  Jamie McDonald/Getty Images

Jose Mourinho plans to rotate his squad throughout December after witnessing Chelsea’s less than convincing progress to the Champions League knockout (...)

José Mourinho has been fined £8,000 following his sending off against Cardiff on Saturday. The Chelsea manager admitted a charge of improper conduct (...)