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The Irish players, without their wives and girlfriends in tow, catch some sun during the pre-World Cup training camp in Malta. Photograph. Billy Stickland/Inpho

June 23rd, 1990: After Ireland advance to the last 16, Peter Byrne teases out the argument for sex before sport The transformation was dramatic. From(...)

Ireland’s Andy Townsend, Kevin Sheedy (centre) and Steve Staunton after Sheedy’s equalising goal against England. Photograph: Peter Thursfield

Sardinia – in Italy on Monday 11th June? What I had imagined would be a hot, balmy evening started to rain, not the explosive falls you sometimes get (...)

Dave Bacuzzi played for Arsenal and Manchester City, managed Cork Hibernians, and helped develop the career of Liverpool and Ireland star Ronnie Whelan

This article is one of a series about people who have died with coronavirus in Ireland and among the diaspora. Read more at

Fintan died sadly young in a car crash but when I think of him I instinctively remember the 1970 World Cup final and the two of us as kids, definitively on the wrong side of history. Photograph: Popperfoto/Getty Images)

When required to reduce his 2014 concerts at Croke Park from five to three, Garth Brooks declined saying – somewhat controversially, you’d imagine, ba(...)

A Ryanair plane landing at Dublin airport with an Aer Lingus plane in the background. Both airlines say they are monitoring events in northern Italy, following a surge in the number of Coronavirus cases. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Irish airlines were keeping a watching brief on Sunday after Italian authorities announced closures in the north of the country following a surge in t(...)

 Moise Kean of Juventus celebrates his goal against Cagliari   at Sardegna Arena  where he was subjected to racist abuse. Photograph:  Enrico Locci/Getty Images

Juventus manager Massimilano Allegri feels club captain Leonardo Bonucci “expressed himself badly” when he offered his opinion on the racist abuse dir(...)

Dublin Airport: long-haul passengers accounted for five  million last year, a rise of 15 per cent, while short-haul traffic rose by 5 per cent to 26.5 million. Photograph: Eric Luke

A record 31.5 million passengers passed through Dublin Airport last year, a 6 per cent rise year on year. It was the eighth year in a row passenger (...)

Ryanair’s chief commercial officer  David O’Brien said the new agreement with Stansted did not mark a change from its policy of shifting some growth away from the UK following its Brexit vote. Photograph: Getty Images

Ryanair is maintaining that it will shift some growth away from Britain this year in the wake of announcing a new deal with London’s Stansted Airport(...)

LÉ James Joyce rescues a migrants in the  Mediterranean Sea  last month. Photograph: Defence Forces

Defence Forces personnel who have helped save the lives of migrants in the Mediterranean Sea are are to be recognised for their humanitarian work. T(...)