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Upon loosing the Spurs job, Nuno Espírito Santo became the latest victim of the crisis carnival. Photograph: Tottenham Hotspur FC/Getty Images

It’s not stopping, is it? If there’s one thing you can say with confidence about English football as it approaches the end of 2021, almost two years i(...)

The grave of Hector Fullerton Donald (27) of Liverpool in Ahamlish cemetery, Co Sligo. He was presumed to have drowned after the troop ship Mohamed Ali El-Kebir was torpedoed on August 7th, 1940.

On a recent visit to a countryside cemetery in north Co Sligo, my attention was drawn to the graves of five British soldiers that date to the second W(...)

Aidan Walsh celebrates victory over Merven Clair of Mauritius in the welterweight quarter-final, a result  which guarantees him at least a bronze medal. He now faces Britain’s  Pat McCormack for a place in the final. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

If it becomes part of Irish Olympic lore as a Super Sunday in Tokyo, it is also likely boxing won’t be found wanting. The golf with Rory McIlroy and(...)

Throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, the UK has been too slow to introduce public health restrictions and too quick to lift them. Those errors have cost (...)

Nissan is in advanced talks with the UK government to build a battery gigafactory in Sunderland.  Photograph: Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg

Nissan is in advanced talks with the UK government to build a battery gigafactory under a post-Brexit plan to make Britain the company’s largest elect(...)

Roberto Di Matteo  scores for Chelsea in the first minute of the 1997 FA Cup Final against Middlesbrough at Wembley. Chelsea won 2-0 and it heralded an extraordinary rise in fortunes for the London club. Photograph: Ross Kinnaird/Allsport

Chelsea have been in my life for as long as I can remember. I have a recollection of watching the 1967 final on telly. Black and white. Chelsea were (...)

Charlie Chawke: ‘Goatstown is very special to me. I think the development is a beautiful design. There are eight storeys in it. But that’s still beautiful because you’re looking on the Dublin mountains and on Dublin Bay.’ Photograph: Fergal Philips/Business Post

The Limerick man's application to develop a five-acre site beside his Goat pub has sparked much controversy. But he insists he is building it (...)

Scottish National Party leader Nicola Sturgeon’s push for a second independence referendum means the stakes are high in the Holyrood contest. Photograph: Andy Buchanan/Pool/AFP via Getty

Polling stations have opened in England, Scotland and Wales for voters to cast their ballots in a set of elections which could shake up British politi(...)

 Lynden Gooch   and Grant Leadbitter  pose with the trophy after winning the EFL Trophy final against Tranmere Rovers. Photograph: Justin Setterfield/Getty Images

Lee Johnson hailed the moment of quality that enabled Sunderland to end their 48-year Wembley hoodoo with victory in the EFL Trophy final. Lynden Go(...)

A file image showing part of the Manx2 plane being removed from Cork Airport after a crash in 2011 where six people died and six others were injured. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The deaths of six passengers and crew aboard a Manx2 flight which crashed at Cork Airport 10 years ago yesterday was remembered with a simple ceremony(...)

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