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The magic, mystery and mayhem of the Coppers dance floor will rock the Alps this year in Livigno, Italy.

Island hopping in Croatia Go island-hopping and exploring the rocky coast of Croatia in a deluxe yacht. Just picture yourself island-(...)

A meeting in Ballaghaderreen, Co Roscommon, to protest against the extension of conscription to Ireland. Photograph: George Rinhart/Corbis via Getty Images

One hundred years ago the first World War ended and Ireland embarked on a course of action that led rapidly to the independent Irish State. After a re(...)

 Liverpool’s Divock Origi has five goals in his last five games. Photograph: Peter Powell/EPA

Liverpool’s Divock Origi is expecting “a war” with Everton at Goodison Park tonight, when he will likely confront Ramiro Funes Mori for the first tim(...)

Daniel Stewart: ‘When cycling became my occupation, it fuelled my woes rather than extinguished them.’

I stopped cycling as a full-time occupation in March 2016. Shame delayed the announcement. Once upon a home voyage, I awaited a train in Nantes Gar(...)

Chris Coleman, visionary architect of Welsh football’s renaissance,  who once wasn’t allowed fly out with his players for a World Cup qualifier in Macedonia because he’d lost his passport. Photograph: Paul Ellis/AFP/Getty Images

It was past 2am on Saturday morning and Le Palermo Pizzeria in Lille was empty except for one hardy group of bedraggled yet still high-spirited Wales (...)

A relaxed Gareth Bale and Joe Ledley fool around during Wales’ training session in Lille yesterday ahead of their quarter-final encounter against Belgium tonight. Photograph: Stu Forster/Getty Images

Chris Coleman wants his Wales players to stay hungry and try to advance in tonight’s quarter-final against Belgium, rather than merely being satisfied(...)

Shane Duffy and James McClean celebrates Ireland’s victory over Italy on Wednesday night. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho.

It was, says Martin O’Neill, a “raucous,” journey on the bus back to Versailles and as he talked on Thursday, the lack of sleep was clearly taking it(...)

James McCarthy during Ireland’s match against Italy. “Team-mates, family, friends, they were there for me and picked me up.” Photograph: Miguel MedinaI

There is in football an institution called the mixed zone, which is actually two carefully divided zones with a railing running down the middle. The p(...)

Robbie Brady celebrates after scoring the winner in Lille. Photo: Carl Recine/Reuters

La vita é bella. The greening of France was completed last night when Robbie Brady stepped into Irish sporting folklore on a transcendent night for th(...)

Ireland’s Robbie Brady celebrates with his girlfriend Kerrie Harris and his brother after scoring the winner against Italy. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Italy’s captain, Leonardo Bonucci, took a heavy touch at the edge of his box, realised he was in trouble and went down looking for a free kick. But th(...)

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