Oliver Jager  in action for Blackrock College in  the Leinster Senior Cup:  Jager is pursuing a professional rugby career in New Zealand with the Canterbury Crusaders.  Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Three days after completing his Leaving Certificate, 17-year-old Oliver Jager was in New Zealand to embrace a new chapter in his life. He’d left eve(...)

Manchester City’s Willy Caballero saves a penalty  by Liverpool’s Adam Lallana  during the  shootout. Photograph:  Eddie Keogh/Reuters/Livepic

Liverpool 1 Manchester City 1 (aet; City won 3-1 on penalties) When the penalties were done, a fifth trophy had been added to Manchester City’s coll(...)

 The Berkeley Court Hotel,  or Clyde Court, on Lansdowne Road, Dublin, which  closed  on January 1st. Demolition on the building is expected to begin towards the second half   of this month. Photograph: Bryan Meade

Chartered Land, the property group run by Irish developer Joe O’Reilly, has appointed contractors to demolish the former Berkeley Court hotel site in (...)

Members of the  Save Roscommon campaign.

On a map, the 30 sq km of Roscommon that is being proposed as an addition to Westmeath looks like a square wedge marked off by one of those colonial l(...)

 European Tour chief rules official John Paramor chats with Jordan Spieth  on the ninth hole during the first round of the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship. Photograph: Scott Halleran/Getty Images

One thing more tedious than slow play in golf is people who constantly drone on about the topic. Which is a shame; aside from broader issues of socie(...)

 Roman  statues  at Rome’s Capitoline Museum. Photograph: Filippo Monteforte/AFP/Getty Images

Italian officials keen to spare the Iranian president, Hassan Rouhani, any possible offence on his visit to Rome covered up nude statues at the city’s(...)

South Africa’s Hashim Amla  plays a shot as England’s James Taylor looks on during the second Test match in Cape Town, South Africa. Photograph: Mike Hutchings/Reuters

If the first Test in Abu Dhabi a couple of months ago taught us anything it is that when it comes to the fifth day of a seemingly dead match, nothing(...)

Links between Ireland and other nations will be celebrated during the  international Easter Rising commemoration programme. Photograph: The Irish Times

A three-month programme celebrating links between Argentina and Ireland, along with an exhibition and seminar on Roger Casement in Brazil, have been a(...)

Sarah Tighe embraces her mother Linda Tighe and cousin Anna from Terenure on her return from Australia after 10 months abroad, at the arrivals area in Dublin Airport. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Armed with homemade welcome signs and an elf costume, relatives and friends packed the arrivals area of Dublin Airport to greet loved ones as they la(...)

The 2.02-acre vet college site will accommodate the new One Ballsbridge.

The first phase of a major new urban centre planned for Ballsbridge in Dublin 4, is being launched today through a marketing campaign for high qualit(...)