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 The Good, the Bad and the Queen, Damon Albarn second from left

About a year before the European Union referendum in the UK, when I was looking around for something to write about, I fixed upon a strangely unsexy t(...)

Roy Keane, who has been announced as Martin O’Neill’s right hand man at his former club Nottingham Forest: ‘I’m glad to be back’

The news that Roy Keane has finally signed up to work as Martin O’Neill’s assistant was received with predictable enthusiasm amongst Nottingham Forest(...)

Bare shelves during the Beast from the East  showed how reliant we are on food from the UK. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Irish supermarkets are very vulnerable to changed circumstance. That has rarely been clearer than it was at the end of February last year when the few(...)

 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(...)

 Stuart Lancaster and Andy Farrell: Their presence ensures Ireland currently have the services of the three best coaches in this part of the world. Photograph: Andrew Fosker/Inpho

Clarity is Joe Schmidt’s greatest gift to Irish rugby. From the very beginning at Leinster, the summer of 2010, there was clarity for each and every (...)

French president Emmanuel Macron reacts during the victory over Croatia in the World Cup Final in Moscow.  Photograph: Alexei Nikolsky/Reuters

After the five-ish very lovely weeks that had gone before, there was almost an inevitability about the final being a letdown, a monumental snooze-fest(...)

Dominic Fitzpatrick, the Irish News.

Dominic Fitzpatrick has had little respite from the media sector over the course of his life. He grew up in the industry as his father, a lawyer, held(...)

Southampton manager  Mark Hughes celebrates with players after their FA Cup Quarter Final victory over Wigan in DW Stadium on Sunday. Photograph: Alex Livesey/Getty Images

The FA Cup semi-finals will be an all-Premier League affair after all. Wigan Athletic did their best to keep the League One flag flying but, after eli(...)

Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp: “We play at 7.45pm on Wednesday and 12.30 on the Saturday. Oops, it’s only Liverpool. City get to play at 5.30.”

Jürgen Klopp was happy with the Champions League draw until he realised that after playing Manchester City on the Wednesday his Liverpool side would (...)

Michael Healy Rae: the Kerry TD  lists 11 properties for letting or rental in the register, as well as two properties under renovation or awaiting planning permission. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

More than a quarter of TDs are landlords while more than a fifth list other occupations in the latest register of TDs interests, published on Wednesda(...)

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