Spain’s  Gerard Pique exercises next to Jordi Alba and head coach Julen Lopetegui during a training session in Las Rozas, near Madrid, Spain. Photograph: Rafael Marchante/Reuters

Thiago Alcantara was saddened by Spain fans abusing Gerard Pique at an open training session on Monday night, but said the Barcelona defender was unaf(...)

Olympic medallist Annalise Murphy competes at the Volvo Dún Laoghaire Regatta. File photograph: David Branigan/Oceansport

With three weeks remaining before the start of this year’s 72,000km Volvo Ocean Race, future plans for the event originally known as the Whitbread Rou(...)

Olympic medalist Annalise Murphy competing on her foiling Moth class dinghy at the Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta. Photograph: David Branigan/Oceansport

With the next Olympic Games in Japan still three years away, Ireland’s Annalise Murphy is being trialled as a crew-member in the forthcoming Volvo Oc(...)

If connecting flights become part of Ryanair’s service, then it should help the carrier draw more passengers to its network, as it should broaden the destinations it can offer from individual airports. Photograph: Josep Lago/AFP/Getty Images

Ryanair took what could be another big departure yesterday when it began offering connecting flights through its base at Rome Fiumicino airport. The c(...)

A plane approaches to land at Fiumicino international airport in Rome. Ryanair is trialling connecting flights.

Ryanair is likely to offer connecting flights across its network if a trial begun on Wednesday with services through Rome succeeds. The Irish airline(...)

Ratoath in Ireland: FitzGerald Hughes is seeking €250,000 for a house on three-quarters of an acre, in need of refurbishment, just outside Dunshaughlin

Ireland, Meath  FitzGerald Hughes is seeking €250,000 for Malabracha, Lagore Big, Ratoath, Co Meath on three-quarters of an acre 2.5km from Duns(...)

A family of four who have checked in a 15kg  bag each will have to pay €280 to Spain or Italy, on top of their flights. Photograph: Getty

Aer Lingus has defended its decision to increase the cost of checking in a bag on flights to and from Spain, Italy and Greece by €10 just four months (...)

An  estimated one in six couples in Ireland face fertility issues.

When Will and Joanne De Korte got married in May 2014 they thought they would wait a little while before trying for a baby. But three months later the(...)

Nick Dwyer and Barbara Heftman are interviewed in Sydney after being rescued off Australia’s southeastern coast. Photograph: Australian Broadcasting Corporation via AP

Former Royal St George Yacht Club sailor Nick Dwyer from Dún Laoghaire recalled his “moment of terror” during a capsize off Sydney, Australia on Wedn(...)

Drug-dealer Richard Keogh (30), from Cabra, Dublin, who was killed in 2008 outside a casino near Benalmadena. Photograph: RTÉ News

Once the playground of an Irish criminal fraternity keen to stay out of the reach of the Garda while earning vast fortunes under the sun, the heat has(...)