Dermot Desmond: isn’t exactly known for tolerating losses. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Billionaire financier Dermot Desmond isn’t exactly known for tolerating losses at his various companies, but he has had to suck them up at eSpatial So(...)

Former Sligo Rovers manager Ian Barraclough has taken over at Motherwell. Photograph: Donall Farmer / Inpho

Former Sligo Rovers manager Ian Barraclough has been appointed manager of Scottish Premier League side Motherwell. The 44-year-old, who won the League(...)

Ireland’s  Darren O’Dea has joined blackpool on a month-long loan deal. Photograph: Reuters

Ireland international Darren O’Dea has signed a one-month deal with Blackpool. The Dubliner was a free agent, having left Ukrainian club Metalurh Done(...)

Roy Keane and Martin O’Neill at the end of the game against Italy in Craven Cottage. Photograph: Inpho

On Saturday night, at Craven Cottage, Ireland gave their best performance since Martin O’Neill became the manager. They grew into the game after a slo(...)

Celtic chief executive Peter Lawwell has revealed the club are keen to explore safe-standing areas at their Parkhead ground. The Scottish Premier Leag(...)

Dermot Desmond:  Total accumulated losses at the casino, which cost Desmond €5.5 million to kit out, now stand at just over €4 million

What are the odds that Dermot Desmond eventually heals the finances at the Sporting Emporium, his Dublin casino which recently filed its accounts?In I(...)

Celtic manager Neil Lennon during the training session at Lennoxtown, Glasgow.  Photograph: PA Wire
Lennon signs new Celtic contract
  • Soccer
  • August 23, 2013, 14:22

Neil Lennon has signed a new contract as Celtic manager but without an increase in remuneration or length.One morning report claimed the former Hoops(...)

Liverpool and Celtic in the Dublin Decider which filled the  Aviva Stadium in  Dublin. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

It will not have escaped the attention of sports fans in Ireland that the fastest-selling football match since the Aviva Stadium opened in 2010 did no(...)

Scottish club Hearts are to go into administration. Photograph: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

Scottish Premier League club Hearts are to go into administration.The financially-stricken club were in the process of lodging papers at the Court of (...)

Celtic’s Anthony Stokes celebrates his goal with team mate  Emilio Izaguirre at Tannadice Park. Photograph:  Danny Lawson/PA Wire

St Johnstone claimed third spot in the Scottish Premier League - and the final Europa League berth - after ending the season with a 2-0 victory(...)