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 Athletic Bilbao’s Ander Iturraspe (left) has been included in extended 30-man Spanish squad for World Cup in Brazil. Photograph:  Vincent West/Reuters

Uncapped Dani Carvajal and Ander Iturraspe were named in Spain’s provisional World Cup squad today.Coach Vicente del Bosque opted for plenty of youth (...)

 Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill today named a provisional 32 man squad ahead of four friendly games in May and June. Ireland face Turkey on(...)

What have fruit flies ever done for us? Or zebrafish for that matter? How do muscles adapt to exercise? And how do you take a perfect picture from spa(...)

A butterfly and a bee sip the tears of a caiman in Costa Rica. Photograph courtesy of Dr Carlos de la Rosa A butterfly and a bee sip the tears of a caiman in Costa Rica. Photograph courtesy of Dr Carlos de la Rosa

We say “crocodile tears” to imply someone’s emotion is fake. But for insects, salty tears can have genuine value, and are even worth approaching a rep(...)

Martin O’Neill (left) and his assistant Roy Keane are planning for friendly matches against Turkey, Italy, Costa Rica and Portugal.  Photograph: Alan Betson / THE IRISH TIMES

The FAI has confirmed the dates and times of the two international friendly matches in the US this summer.After games against Turkey and Italy on this(...)

The deal to create ChiquitaFyffes, according to Fyffes chairman David McCann, came from “tentative discussions over many, many years” between the Irish company and its larger US rival Chiquita.

Not a banana split, but rather, a banana merger. The deal to create ChiquitaFyffes, according to Fyffes chairman David McCann, came from (...)

Garth Brooks in Croke Park, Dublin. Some 70,000 of the 400, 000 tickets sold for the Garth Brooks concerts in Dublin this summer have been bought by people outside of Ireland. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Some 70,000 of the 400, 000 tickets sold for the Garth Brooks concerts in Dublin this summer have been bought by people outside of Ireland, pro(...)

In May 2012 Philip Marley met Dana Wilkey, a celebrity in America after she appeared on the reality TV show The Real Housewives of Beverley Hills, in London.
The battles of Philip Marley

On Saturday, April 13th, 2013, Philip Marley texted his former business partner Bill Nixon a single word: “Family.” The text from the north Dublin bus(...)

Ki Sung-Yueng of Sunderland celebrates his goal during the  Premier League match aggainst  Everton at Goodison Park. Photograph: Paul Thomas/Getty Images.

Sunderland received an unexpected assist in their bid for Premier League survival as Everton pressed the self-destruct button on their unbeaten home l(...)

Gerard Corbett, arriving home from Saudi Arabia for Christmas, is meet by his children Ellen (20), Faye (17) and Dominic (15) at Dublin Airport early this morning. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

A strong tailwind took the transatlantic flights bringing Irish emigrants home for Christmas into Dublin Airport almost an hour early this morning, bu(...)

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