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Martin McKenna: “I think we sell ourselves short in Ireland. People like Conor McGregor, Saoirse Ronan, Hozier, Rory McIlroy and Niall Horan are huge for our country’s youth”

With a father on the Meath Community Games board, sport was always important for Martin McKenna. However, he credits his love of different cultures to(...)

German chancellor Angela Merkel:  Proposals, to be presented by her Christian Democratic Union next week, will reportedly include a ban on burkas and dual citizenship for non-EU citizens. Photograph: AP

More than 150 German police carried out a series of raids yesterday, targeting radical preachers suspected of recruiting for so-called Islamic State. (...)

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho explains to Juan Mata why he was taking him off in stoppage time after he came on as a substitute in the Community Shield win over Leicester City at Wembley. Photograph: Ian Kington/AFP/Getty Images

For 80 minutes, José Mourinho’s Manchester United looked a lot like Louis van Gaal’s Manchester United. They had a lot of possession, very little pene(...)

Lutz Bachmann, co-leader of anti-immigration group PEGIDA, a German abbreviation for “Patriotic Europeans against the Islamisation of the West”. Photograph: Fabrizio Bensch/Reuters

From Barry Roche, Southern Correspondent, Cork 27 May 2016 The controversial German founder of the anti-Islamist group, Pegida, Lutz Bachmann has acc(...)

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp enjoys a cup of tea as he speaks to the media in Dortmund. Photograph:  Patrik Stollarz/AFP/Getty Images

Jürgen Klopp won no prizes for romanticism on his return to Borussia Dortmund, saying it was better to be back at Signal Iduna Park “than North Korea(...)

Dortmund head coach Thomas Tuchel:  “Liverpool  have outstanding individual quality in their squad and are extremely difficult to play against.”  Photograph: Martin Meissner/AP

Jurgen Klopp, the man who led Borussia Dortmund to two Bundesliga titles, complete with a German Cup double in 2012, denied his inside knowledge of T(...)

Mesut Özil:   comments about Arsenal’s season not welcomed by Arsène Wenger. Photograph:  Ian MacNicol/Getty

Arsène Wenger plans to talk to Mesut Özil about the German’s assessment of Arsenal’s season that “we mucked it up ourselves”. The Arsenal manager insi(...)

 Manager Mauricio Pochettino  with striker Harry Kane during a training  session ahead of Tottenham’s Europa League clash with Borussia Dortmund. Photograph: Bernd Thissen/EPA

For Tottenham a trip to Borussia Dortmund’s Westfalenstadion offers a tantalising glimpse into the future and, at the same time, represents arguably (...)

The man was unconscious when he was extricated and taken to hospital in critical condition. File photograph: Kostas Tsironis/Bloomberg

A German man was dragged beneath a tram for more than 3km and through seven stations, as passengers heard his screams but did not initially realise wh(...)

 Jack Wilshere of Arsenal given ‘brutal reminder of how far he still has to go, as Arsenal were flattened by a supposedly understrength but actually superb Borussia Dortmund.’ Photograph:  Martin Rose/Bongarts/Getty Images

Jack Wilshere has had a big 10 days. Last week he played as a holding midfielder for England, but his selection in that position drew some complaints (...)

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