Croatia midfielder Luka Modric challenges  Finland forward Simon Skrabb during the qualifier in Rijeka at the start of October. Photograph: Antonio Bat/EPA

Croatia: Vedran Buble of Index.hr “After the win in Ukraine, everyone believes that Croatia will qualify for the World Cup, although the emotions are(...)

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(...)

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(...)

Shannon Airport has made it to the final three destinations in an X Factor-style competition to decide a new airline route from Cologne

First it was singing, then dancing and now airline routes. Yes, you read that correctly. In the first round of an X Factor style comptition, a German (...)

Sheep thrills: Irish fans celebrate Ireland’s goal by James McClean at the Woolshed in Dublin’s Parnell Street. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Welsh won the singing competition, but the Irish won the game on a famous night in Cardiff, to ensure that Martin O’Neill’s team continue their ro(...)

Google Earth VR  Street View enables viewers to enter immersive 360-degree photographs

Last November Google introduced Google Earth VR to the masses, bringing a virtual reality element to armchair globetrotting. The latest update incorp(...)

A typical port scene in Malta

Maltese sun in October from €289pps There’s lots on – apart from the sun – in Malta this October. From October 5th to 8th the Malta Classic will take(...)

Rustin Brdar, with his partner, Rachel Kane, and their daughter, Sienna, at the Peter McVerry Open Access Service, on Sherrard Street, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Rustin Brdar (30), who came to Ireland from Croatia in 1996 as a child refugee, has been periodically homeless since he was 12. He was expelled from s(...)

The banner on the Rosie Hackett Bridge in Dublin. Photograph: Conor Pope

Croatian soccer fans have paid tribute to a supporter of Hajduk Split FC who died at the weekend by erecting a banner in Dublin city centre. The ban(...)

The Langhe region of Piedmont, Italy, home of Barolo wine. A chauffeur-driven tour will enable you to sample the best of the vineyards

20% off luxury chauffeured Italian wine tour A luxurious chauffeur-driven journey through two of Italy’s classic wine regions – Barolo and Chianti – (...)