Mickey O’Rourke, the majority shareholder and co-founder of Setanta Sports. Photograph: Eric Luke

Ireland’s biggest telecoms group Eir is in talks to acquire Setanta Sports, the Dublin-based pay television broadcaster. The Irish Times has learned (...)

 Rachel Graham and Pearl Slattery of Shelbourne with Kylie Murphy and Rachel Graham of Wexford Youths. Photograph: Gary Carr/Inpho

They may be wearing different colours but Shelbourne will be aiming to make it a four-in-a-row of FAI Women’s Cups when they face league champions Wex(...)

The Olympic Stadium in Berlin, where Barcelona will seek their fifth European Cup and Juventus their third. Photograph: Michael Sohn/AP

Is there a word for an anti-climax that happens before the actual event? Whatever that word is, it might in future make a snappier title for the so(...)

Can Ford’s Euro-ised muscle car really take on the German grandees? The Mustang arrives in Ireland in the summer

Ford has announced a UK price for the Mustang coupe which suggests that Irish models will be fighting right in the heart of the premium (largely Germa(...)

Designer Yohji Yamamoto with Real Madrid players Gareth Bale, Iker Casillas, Marcelo and James Rodriguez. Photograph: Denis Doyle/Getty

Japanese avant garde fashion designer Yohji Yamamoto has designed the new Read Madrid Adidas kit which the club will wear in this season’s Uefa Champi(...)

Setanta’s Brian Quinn: Setanta has “a good relationship with BT”, he says, and “we would like that relationship to continue”

Setanta Sports is celebrating its 10th anniversary today, two days ahead of the start of the new English Premier League season, and like most Premier (...)

Former Munster scrumhalf Peter Stringer celebrating a famous Heineken Cup win over  Gloucester. Photograph: Eric Luke / THE IRISH TIMES

Italian concerns about finance have held up the signing of an agreement over the tournament that will replace the Heineken Cup from next seaso(...)

Séamus Coleman of Everton celebrates scoring the winner against Cardiff City at Goodison Park. Photograph:  Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

Everton manager Roberto Martinez has rejected reports that Manchester United are in advanced talks to sign defender Séamus Coleman. The (...)

 US stocks barely budged in thin trading after investors found little reason to add significant new positions with the Dow and the S&P 500 on a five-week winning streak. Photographer: Gino Domenico /Bloomberg

Better than forecast industrial data from China gave a boost to stocks on this side of the Atlantic while in the US the markets were becalmed as the b(...)

BT Sport has announced it has won the exclusive UK live broadcast rights for all Champions League and Europa League matches for three seasons from 20(...)