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Hristo Stoitchkov: regarded as Bulgaria’s greatest ever player, the striker’s six goles won him the  Golden Boot at the 1994 World Cup and he also became the only Bulgarian to be named  European Footballer of the Year.

At first glance the Nations League clash between Ireland and Bulgaria seems like the footballing equivalent of two bald men fighting over a comb. Tw(...)

Ireland’s captain Shane Duffy (centre) celebrates his late equaliser  against Bulgaria with  Conor Hourihane and  Enda Stevens  during the Nations League clash  in Sofia. Photograph: Vassil Donev/EPA

Conor Hourihane has had to work a little harder and wait a little longer for just about everything that has come his way in football. But the day aft(...)

Goalkeeper Darren Randolph at Republic of Ireland squad training at  Abbotstown, Dublin. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

After one team meeting and a training session, Darren Randolph admits that many of the Irish players are still in the very early stages of getting to (...)

Bulgaria’s prime minister Boyko Borissov: “It is time not only to change the political system but to restart the country.” Photograph: Francisco Seco

Bulgarian prime minister Boyko Borissov has called for an overhaul of the constitution in an apparent effort to defuse weeks of anti-government protes(...)

Vasil Levski National Stadium in Sofia: Ireland are due to play Bulgaria there on September 3rd. Photograph: Getty Images

The Football Association of Ireland (FAI) is still awaiting clearance from the Government for a quarantine derogation for their international team bet(...)

Companies are being forced to accelerate their digital transformation due to the pressures of competition and the impact of the coronavirus pandemic restrcitions

Global interconnection and data centre company Equinix is to expand its service to seven new markets in Europe, the Middle East and Africa to support (...)

In recent years, Keelings has brought in hundreds of experienced workers from countries including Poland, Latvia and Bulgaria who typically work over a six-month season. Photograph: Alan Betson

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has ordered a review of the rules around foreign workers after a fruit producer was criticised for flying almost 200 Bulgarians(...)

A full emergency was declared and fire engines were on standby at Dublin Airport as a precaution.

An aircraft repatriating American citizens from eastern Europe was forced to make an emergency landing at Dublin Airport on Thursday morning after one(...)

Following an outpouring of concern in the context of Covid-19, Keelings strawberry producer said the 189 seasonal workers also had their temperature checked before entry. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Almost 200 Bulgarian fruit pickers flown into Dublin this week were all screened by doctors before they travelled, their employer has said. Followin(...)

Migrants run from riot police after being pushed to go back to Moria camp from the port of Mytilene, on the island of Lesbos on Tuesday. Photograph: Getty Images

Greek and Turkish riot police deployed on their shared border fired tear gas on Wednesday as hundreds of migrants tried again to cross into Greece, a(...)

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