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Aaron Connolly has quickly developed into a regular starter. Photograph: PA

Stephen Kenny may not be feeling it right now but he has been lucky in one regard over the past week or so: the likes of Slovakia, Iceland and Norther(...)

Ireland meet Slovakia in Bratislava on Thursday evening. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

When the European Championships began 60 years ago the organisers faced one early problem. Seventeen countries entered, a mathematically challenging n(...)

Dundalk players celebrate at the final whistle at the Aviva Stadium on Thursday night.  Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

At a time when League of Ireland clubs, like so many around the globe, are fretting about their financial viability due to the impact of the Covid-19 (...)

KI Klaksvik and B36 Torshavn met as the Faroe Islands’ domestic league returned. File photograph: Getty Images

The last time KI Klaksvik and B36 Torshavn met, last October, it was to decide the destiny of the Premier League title, a match that attracted a recor(...)

France’s  Zinedine Zidane   is surrounded by Brazil players in  the  World Cup quarter-final against  Brazil at Stadium Frankfurt on July 1st, 2006. Photograph:  Michael Steele/Getty Images

Yeah, yeah, Italy won the thing and Germany hosted it for the first time as a reunited nation but there was only one story at the 2006 World Cup and i(...)

Salmon farming is a booming industry worldwide but it has actually declined in Ireland over the past decade. Photograph: Getty Images

Smoked salmon has become such a staple of the Irish diet in recent decades that when families sat down to their Christmas dinner on Wednesday many had(...)

Denmark’s prime minister Mette Frederiksen (left) and US president Donald Trump. Photograph: Tobias Schwarz and Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images

Donald Trump described the Danish prime minister as “nasty” after she dismissed his notion of the US buying Greenland as an “absurd” idea, which promp(...)

Brian Leslie of Seaquest Engineering: ‘The first [game changer] that comes to mind was the development of the fish pump for pelagic fishing. It allowed us to capture large contracts around Europe and further afield.’

Brian Leslie went to Seattle on a J1 visa and was offered a permanent position there once he completed his degree in mechanical engineering in DIT Bo(...)

Irish lawyers and diplomats have maintained that nothing as insubstantial or uninhabitable as Rockall can be said to constitute a national territory in any meaningful sense. Photograph: Irish Naval Service press office

“Rocks which cannot sustain human habitation or economic life of their own shall have no exclusive economic zone or continental shelf” – UN Convention(...)

A map showing the Irish landing point for the Iris cable

The Republic could be in line to get a direct connection to a new high-speed undersea fibre optic internet cable linking Iceland to mainland Europe. (...)

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