Patrick Hoban scored twice as Dundalk roared back to the top of the Airtricity League Premier Division by beating Bray Wanderers 5-1 at Oriel Park. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

DUNDALK 5 BRAY WANDERERS 1 Kurtis Byrne and Patrick Hoban hit a brace apiece as Dundalk returned to the top of the table with a 5-1 demolition of Bray(...)

Fans of Brazil react after their loss to Germany in their 2014 World Cup semi-finals at the Mineirao stadium in Belo Horizonte. Photograph: Reuters

Where were you when Germany hammered Brazil, granddad? The stadium media centre (“SMC” to young people) at the Arena Corinthians in São Paulo has i(...)

Thomas Müller scored scored five goals for Germany at the 2014 World Cup prior to the final against Argentina. Photograph: EPA.

On my first day at the 2014 World Cup I walk into the media centre under the Arena Corinthians in São Paulo. It’s early on the morning of Tuesday J(...)

 Celebrity chef Rachel Allen and her son Joshua (14), who are  visiting India with aid agency Goal

Chef and writer Rachel Allen is in India with Goal this week, visiting some of the aid agency’s projects in Kolkata, as well as hosting a fundraising (...)

Victoria Osei and her daughters Perfect and Ama Osei at Cork city’s celebration of Africa Day. Photograph: Clare Keogh

Hundreds of young families, many of them African, celebrated in the grounds of Farmleigh House in Dublin’s Phoenix Park today. Despite intermittent h(...)

Atlètico Madrid coach Diego Simeone: Photograph: Getty Images

There was a moment late in the penultimate game of the season last weekend when Atlético Madrid’s assistant coach, Óscar Ortega, began to celebrate th(...)

 ‘Hunger steals a child’s future. The effects of hunger do not stop there. Hunger exacts a heavy toll on national economies.’ Photograph: Roberto Schmidt/AFP/Getty Images

It is a tragedy that in today’s world hunger still threatens the lives and livelihoods of millions of people, devastating children’s futures as(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore present their progress report at a press conference at Government Buildings this afternoon. Photograph: RTE.ie

A little like the Iraqi elections during Saddam Hussein’s reign with an 100 per cent turnout and 100 per cent voter approval, the Coalition has(...)

Jamie Heaslip: ‘Most of the time, you get what you see with me.’ Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

ON THE SPOT: QUICK QUESTIONS Most-played tunes : Don’t Matter by Kings of Leon Tuscan Leather by Drake Rock City by Kings of Leon Beau(...)

Rebel fighters hold their weapons as they march yesterday in a village in the rebel-controlled territory of Upper Nile state in South Sudan. Photograph: Reuters/Goran Tomasevic

With a weary predictability, war started again in South Sudan in December, 2013. The latest round of peace talks recommence today. This is the world’s(...)