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(...)

Met Éireann is liaising with the United Kingdom Met Office, and the United States National Hurricane Centre in Miami, Florida.  Image: Windy.com

The strongest effects expected to be felt from Hurricane Ophelia will be late on Monday off Kerry and then Galway, according to Met Éireann. However,(...)

If the acclamation that greeted Nicola Sturgeon at the Scottish National Party (SNP) conference in Glasgow this week is any guide, her position as lea(...)

About 2.8 million public services cards have been issued to date

Campaigners against the UK’s abandoned national ID card scheme have said there are “massive privacy issues” around the public services card (PSC) that(...)

 Scottish National Party (SNP) leader Nicola Sturgeon  said she wanted a second vote on independence soon after Brexit but gave no detail on timing.  Photograph: EPA/Robert Perry

Scottish first minister Nicola Sturgeon focused on domestic issues rather than the prospect of a second independence referendum at the end of the Scot(...)

The prime minster said she would not ‘hide from the challenge’ when asked about the foreign secretary Boris Johnson. Photograph:  Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

Theresa May has suggested she is prepared to demote Boris Johnson in a signal of strength after Downing Street successfully deflected an attempted cou(...)

The Minister for Health will be guided by a forthcoming impact analysis on whether private practice should be eliminated in public hospitals. The Gov(...)

‘Portrait of Mary Barron Tottie’ by Sir John Lavery sold for €24,000

Auction Results Monday (October 2nd) Whyte’s Irish & International Art auction, RDS, Dublin 4. Some 79 per cent of the 180 lots sold. Lot 21, Wes(...)

Youths wrapped in a Catalan, a Spanish and a Catalan separatist flag walk through a street  in Barcelona, Spain. Photograph: Jon Nazca/Reuters

Following Spain’s transition to democracy in the 1970s, Catalan nationalism was marked by moderation, caution and gradual progress. The Catalan moveme(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar with Scottish first minister Nicola Sturgeon at  Governments Buildings. Photograph: Tom Honan/PA Wire

Scottish first minister Nicola Sturgeon told business leaders in Dublin that the UK should remain in the single market and customs union after Brexit.(...)