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 Jonathan Kodjia scores Aston Villa’s second goal  during the Sky Bet Championship match against  Stoke City at Villa Park. Photograph: Nathan Stirk/Getty Images

Leeds leapfrogged Norwich to the top of the Sky Bet Championship with a 1-0 win at Bolton. United substitute Patrick Bamford, back after three month(...)

Alex Higgins came from seven frames behind in the first session to win 16-15 in December 1983. Photograph: Mirrorpix/Getty Images

Alex Higgins’s life was in a state of turbulence in late 1983. First-round defeats in the International Open and Professional Players Championship sho(...)

The soon to be opened George Best hotel on Belfast’s Donegall Square

Only the Best memorabilia will be on display in a soon to be opened Belfast hotel named in honour of the city’s most famous son and one of the most ta(...)

Pale Waves: ‘It was never a conscious decision to be a contradiction: to play pop and dress quite goth-like. It definitely takes people by surprise’

On April 4th last year, Pale Waves played to a smattering of curious punters in the stygian boudoir that is Dublin’s Academy 2. The audience was enthu(...)

Hillsborough match commander David Duckenfield, a former South Yorkshire police chief superintendent made his plea by videolink. Photograph: Peter Byrne/PA Wire

David Duckenfield, who was in command of the 1989 FA Cup semi-final at Hillsborough stadium when 96 people were killed, has formally pleaded not guilt(...)

Declan Rice  in action against Turkey’s Yusuf Yazici  during the friendly international  at the  Antalya Stadyumu. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Turkey 1 Republic of Ireland 0 There was a time when the Turks were seen as something of a soft touch for an Irish team but it is a while since one h(...)

I’m in an industrial kitchen at the back of Bunratty Castle and Folk Park in Co Clare, staring into the biggest cooking pot I’ve ever seen i(...)

 Mourners at the funeral of Darragh Nugent at the Church of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Clondalkin, west Dublin

A priest who was heckled at a funeral mass in Dublin on Friday said he had no regrets about raising the violent past of a gangland murder victim. Fr(...)

Under the judicial council system proposed for Ireland, every inquiry would be held in private, bar in exceptional circumstances. Photograph: iStockPhoto

The proposal to set up a judicial council comes following pressure from the Council of Europe, which has long called for an independent body with a co(...)

Photograph: State Library of South Australia

On Friday, September 10th 1897, readers of The Irish Times were alerted to the sight of a “remarkable ship” sitting in the Liffey. “There is now moore(...)

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