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 Heung-Min Son: his style, based on searing pace, positional awareness and two-footed technical ability, is simply joyful to watch. Photograph: Shaun Botterill/Getty

When Jose Mourinho was thinking of Tottenham players he might theoretically fancy buying the other day, to illustrate his point about Manchester Unite(...)

 Nicole Kidman joins Graham Norton on Friday. Photograph: Justin Lane/EPA

The Late Late Show Friday, RTÉ One, 9.35pm After a heroic performance on Saturday which saw Ireland defeating the All Blacks by 16-9, man of the match(...)

Race director Eimear Dignam and Noel Clarke on his 50th Rás. Photograph: INPHO/Bryan Keane

The organisers of the Rás Tailteann have postponed a decision about next year’s race, deferring a self-imposed deadline due to positive talks with po(...)

Ireland’s Sam Bennett winning the seventh stage of the Giro d’Italia from Pizzo to Praia a Mare back in May. Photograph:  Justin Setterfield/Getty Images

Sam Bennett ended the 2018 season on a high, basking in the satisfaction of the best season he has had thus far as a professional cyclist. The Carrick(...)

Holdsworth’s Damien Shaw leading in the Rás Tailteann earlier this year.  Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

As the 2018 racing season heads into the traditional winter break, there are uncertainties relating to Irish riders and teams for next year. The Irish(...)

Bradley Wiggins pictured at the Olympic Park in London during the recent  Six Day London race. Photograph: Matthew Childs/Reuters

“People ask me now, ‘Are you Bradley Wiggins?’ and I always say, ‘I used to be,’” the former cyclist explains with a painful little smile as his famou(...)

A  map showing the official route of the 2019 edition of the Tour de France. Photograph: Getty Images

The route of the 2019 Tour de France will feature 30 categorised climbs, five mountain finishes but only 54km of time trialling in what the organisers(...)

Geraint Thomas’s Tour de France trophy has been stolen at an event in Birmingham. Photograph: Jeff Pachoud/AFP/Getty

Geraint Thomas’ Tour de France trophy has been stolen after being displayed at the Cycle Show in Birmingham, Team Sky have said. Sky have been displa(...)

Former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand said: ’It’s a brilliant time to be a fan of the Home Nations teams.’ Photograph: Mike Egerton/PA Wire

Theresa May has backed moves to bring the World Cup to the UK and Ireland in 2030. The UK prime minister signalled she would offer government support(...)

 The number 44  bus passing through Enniskerry, Co Wicklow. Photograph: Tim Butler

If State policymakers botch their handling of the groundswell of negativity bubbling up around the ankles of the Dublin Bus network redesign this issu(...)

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