Martin O’Neill:  despite the manager’s feat in guiding us to  the play-offs, we can’t keep the ball and  have the poorest scoring record of any team left.  Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

“Nobody will want to play us,” declared Joe Hart ahead of the knockout stages of last year’s Euros. After their goalless draw with Slovakia that(...)

Carmel Harrington author of 'Cold Feet – The Lost Years'

Novelist Carmel Harrington left a career in sales for Aer Lingus and 3M to write full-time and has six books to her name including the recently publis(...)

Ireland’s win against Wales, courtesy of James McClean’s winning goal, brings the national team closer to a place at the World Cup – and reminds us that international soccer has a way of subverting the rules of global power. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

With Ireland’s win against Wales, Martin O’Neill’s team is within two matches of a spot at the World Cup – another reminder that international soccer (...)

Streetscape scarf: Sarah Swan’s Cuba-themed scarf is produced in Italy and digitally printed on fine cotton

Plyhouse can be anything you want The furniture and lighting designer Leo Scarff has come up with a clever multifunctional wooden structure – the Ply(...)

A man holds a child as they disembark from the Aquarius ship of Sos Mediterranee upon its arrival in the Sicilian port of Palermo, southern Italy, today. About 600 migrants were brought to Sicily after being rescued at sea off the Libyan coast. Photograph: Igor Petyx/ANSA via AP

People traffickers have changed their routes and strategies for smuggling migrants into Europe following the clampdown by border police in EU countrie(...)

“Anna” and her dog Cucciola. “The costs to cure our little friends are very high, and not everyone can pay it.”   Photograph: Lav animal advocacy group Facebook page

An Italian dog owner who wanted paid time off to care for one of her dogs offered her bosses a simple explanation: “They are my family.” It worked. (...)

The crude divorce rate in Ireland is 0.6 per cent, according to the Eurostat.

Ireland’s divorce rate remains remarkably low when compared with the rest of Europe and the wider world. According to the April 2016 census, as publi(...)

Shadow Brexit secretary  Keir Starmer: says that Theresa May is sending out a confused message on Brexit because the Conservative party is so divided on the issue. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Any other time but now, a former Conservative chancellor calling for the current Conservative chancellor to be sacked would be news. But when Nigel La(...)

President Higgins said he was absolutely delighted to hear about the result during his State visit to Australia.

President Michael D Higgins praised the Republic of Ireland soccer team for the spirit they showed in beating Wales 1-0 in Cardiff on Monday night and(...)

Eight-bedroom house in Callac, Brittany, France

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