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Sportswomen of Month winners Rhasidat Adeleke (Athletics) and Kate O’Connor (Athletics). Photographs: Sportsfile/Getty Images

When the judges began their chatting about the destination of our Sportswoman of the Month for July award, there was a sizeable sense of déjà vu about(...)

Dundalk head coach Vinny Perth at a press conference at the Hilton Baku in Azerbaijan. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Uefa Champions League second qualifying round second leg: FK Qarabag (1) v Dundalk (1), 6pm Irish time Dundalk head coach Vinny Perth believes all th(...)

Chelsea manager  Maurizio Sarri kicks his hat away in  frustration during his side’s final training session ahead of the Europa League final against Arsenal in Baku. Photograph:  Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

Manager Maurizio Sarri stormed away from Chelsea’s training session at the Olympic Stadium in Baku on the eve of the Europa League final against Arsen(...)

Former Arsenal’s manager Arsène Wenger: he feels for supporters who have abandoned hope of attending the final because travel has proved so expensive. Photograph: Getty Images

Arsène Wenger has described Arsenal’s predicament in heading to Baku for the Europa League final as “a little bit of a nightmare”. The club’s former m(...)

Minister for Justice wants European football’s governing body to do more to allay safety concerns.

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan has criticised European football’s governing body Uefa after safety concerns prompted Arsenal midfielder Henrikh(...)

Moninne Griffith of BeLonG To: ‘We still regularly have young people arrive on our doorstep, having been asked to leave the family home because they have come out.’ Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Young LGBT people are still being “asked to leave” their homes after coming out to family, a leading campaigner for LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, tran(...)

EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini:  said ministers had made it clear that the International Atomic Energy Agency was the only body that could legitimately verify Iranian compliance with the nuclear deal. Photograph: EPA

The US needs to exercise “maximum restraint” to avoid escalating its dispute with Iran over the nuclear deal, EU foreign ministers in Brussels  t(...)

 The broken car of George Russell of  Williams is pushed down the pitlane after the incident during practice for the F1 Grand Prix of Azerbaijan at Baku City Circuit. Photograph:  Dan Istitene/Getty Images

The Williams deputy team principal, Claire Williams, has expressed her anger and concerns about safety after George Russell’s Williams car was struck (...)

The Department of Justice said it was consulting with “stakeholders” such as the Department of Children, the Garda and the HSE to ensure it met all the provisions of the agreement

Ireland is one of only three European countries, along with Azerbaijan and Armenia, yet to ratify an international agreement to prevent the sexual abu(...)

Pope Francis is welcomed by Abu Dhabi’s Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan, upon his arrival to the presidential palace in the UAE capital Abu Dhabi on Monday. Photograph: Vincenzo Pinto/AFP/Getty Images

The visit of Pope Francis to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is not his first to a Muslim country as pope. He has visited some of Islam’s most sacred s(...)

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