Sam Bennett: ‘I thought it would be harder on the climb but I was actually comfortable.’ Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Sam Bennett blasted to his second consecutive stage win in the Presidential Tour of Turkey on Thursday, showing confidence in extending his overall le(...)

Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson. Between the Brazilian and Chelsea keeper Kepa Arrizabalaga, there’ll be more than £136 million between the goalposts at Stamford Bridge on Saturday. Photograph: Peter Powell/Reuters

Absurd and crazy are the words Alisson chooses to describe his £65 million transfer fee. In the end the Brazilian was the most expensive goalkeeper on(...)

Lily Allen: the singer has written an unflinching, unputdownable book

The old house in the countryside that Lily Allen bought, after several years of fame, was at the end of a long, private track. Hugged by the land, in (...)

Kevin Sharkey and others at Carlow County Council meeting: “Ireland should come first – that’s not to exclude anyone, that just makes common sense.”  Photograph: Dylan Vaughan

But really, does it make a blind bit of difference who we install in the Áras for the next seven years? The winner just has to be presidential. It s(...)

Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz whose country has just assumed the rotating presidency of the EU. Photograph: Getty

Austria’s chancellor Sebastian Kurz has opened the door to extending negotiations with the UK should agreement not be forthcoming on the Irish Border,(...)

Mikolaj and Elzbieta Wilk would have celebrated their seventh wedding anniversary on Sunday. Photograph: Provision

A Polish mother of two who saw her husband slain by a machete wielding gang of masked men at her home in Ballincollig, Co Cork is to return to her nat(...)

Irish High Court’s Ms Justice Aileen Donnelly: said “immense” legislative changes to Poland’s judicial system under the ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party called into question the rule of law.

A Polish man currently being held on a European Arrest Warrant (EAW) in an Irish jail would get a fair trial if deported to Poland, lawyers for Irelan(...)

Antrim manager Lenny Harbinson

ANTRIM Manager: Lenny Harbinson (1st year) Odds: All-Ireland 2,000/1; Ulster 100/1 Allianz league: 3rd Division Four, beating Leitrim, Waterford, L(...)

Dr Mairead Foody of Dublin City University  said taking devices off children was ‘knee-jerk’ reaction. Photograph: iStock

Bans on smartphones for children were being rowed back on internationally, and in other countries they were being reintroduced “in a mediated and mode(...)

Ardmore is issuing residential mortgage-backed securities  tied to “performing” home loans, where the borrowers are making repayments on time.  Photograph: Rui Vieira/PA

Ulster Bank is borrowing €1.3 billion by issuing bonds backed by mortgages in its first such move in almost 11 years. The bank is issuing a series of(...)

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