Sam Allardyce  arriving at Goodison Park for  the Premier League match between Everton and West Ham United on November 29th. Photograph: Alex Livesey/Getty Images

This is a public health warning: some of you should remove any sharp implements nearby because what follows is a defence of Sam Allardyce, football ma(...)

Sam Allardyce: “Marco Silva’s track record has got no comparison whatsoever with mine because he got Hull relegated.” Photograph: Carl Recine/Action Images via Reuters

Sam Allardyce may have been Everton’s second choice to replace Ronald Koeman – the club was prepared to pay Watford hefty compensation for Marco Silva(...)

Jailed fraudster Michael Darcy, from his Facebook page.

A man believed by insurance companies to have perpetrated significant frauds against them was jailed on Thursday after one of his scams unravelled. H(...)

Séamus Fahy:  Merrion Vaults  runs a purpose-built safety deposit box facility on Dublin’s South Cumberland Street

Safekeeping specialist Merrion Vaults is spending up to €2 million on an expansion that will see it open new safety deposit box centres in Liverpool’s(...)

Isabel Terry from Cork on her way to Newcastle for a double heart and lung transplant. Photograph: Life on the List Facebook page

A woman who has been on the double lung and heart transplant list for 15 years is finally getting the operation in the United Kingdom. Isabel Terry,(...)

Samsung president DJ Koh talks to the technology journalists who weren’t in Cupertino, California, this week. Photograph: SeongJoon Cho/Bloomberg

Image of the week: In a galaxy far, far away Garnering considerably fewer “inches” (as we say in old media) in this part of the world than Apple’s iP(...)

Lofoten Islands, northern Norway

“You’re crazy. You do know it’s as far from Oslo to the north of Norway as it is from Dublin to Oslo? Just fly!” This reaction from more than one frie(...)

Enet, which was recently sold to the Irish Infrastructure Fund for between €150 million and €200 million, is Ireland’s largest wholesale-only carrier with offices in Limerick and Dublin

Telecoms firm Enet has opened up a new line of attack on market incumbent Eir with a plan to supply fibre broadband in several rural areas, which were(...)

Jeremy Corbyn, leader of the U.K. opposition Labour Party, gestures as he leaves the party's headquarters in London, U.K., on Friday, June 9, 2017. Theresa May's future as Britain's prime minister was thrown into doubt after her gamble to call an early election backfired spectacularly just 10 days before Brexit negotiations are due to start. Photographer: Luke MacGregor/Bloomberg

You’ve got to love it. A political system in which there’s no winner. Almost everyone, from some angle, is a loser. Nobody can work out who’ll be prim(...)

SDLP leader Colum Eastwood at the launch of his party’s Westminster  election campaign at the Newcastle Centre, in Co Down. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire.

The DUP and Sinn Féin are offering the Northern Ireland public “permanent Tory governance” because of their inability to agree, SDLP leader Colum East(...)

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