Eamon Dunphy

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Barcelona’s Lionel Messi: rather than standards slipping, it is in fact the rising median which only makes it all the harder for even exceptional talent to stand out. Photograph: Pau Barrena/AFP/Getty Images.

Nostalgia can make liars of us all and sporting nostalgia is a particularly seductive invitation to believe what we want. That it’s relatively harmle(...)

Eamon Dunphy: said the shop was at the heart of the community. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Football pundit Eamon Dunphy, food writer Susan Jane White and other residents of Ranelagh in south Dublin have won the latest round in their fight to(...)

Permanent TSB is  expected to show a profit at group level for the first time since 2007. Photograph: Alan Betson

In differing ways, this week should have marked important milestones for the three domestic Irish banks – AIB, Bank of Ireland and Permanent TSB. Inst(...)

Football pundit John Giles on RTE. Screengrab: RTÉ

Football pundit John Giles “represented the best of the game, in its roots, in its performance,” President Michael D Higgins said on Monday. The Pr(...)

David Hall in 2011 with Joan Collins TD and members of the Defend Our Homes League protesting at an Allsop property auction in Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson

Shortly after a hitherto unknown storage unit belonging to Console was discovered last Monday, David Hall, the interim chief executive of the suicide (...)

This is, perhaps, not the best time to be trying to sell a French car in Ireland. True, at least this time there was no handball to get upset about, b(...)

Martin was the first in a long line of football men who talked, and taught me, about football. Photo: Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

The other night in Lille, your correspondent registered a ‘first’ in post-match press conferences. Normally, these are bustling crowded affairs where (...)

Republic of Ireland goalscorer Robbie Brady is consoled by John O’Shea after the 1-2 defeat to France on Sunday. Photograph: Getty.

Revenge may be best served cold but from the off there was little cool about the overwhelming smell of burning martyr among the RTÉ football panel. (...)

‘Irish boys on tour’ have a peculiarly fearless attitude to international threats. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

“We have reason to be optimistic and reason to worry,” said Eamon Dunphy. He was talking about Ireland’s Euro 2016 match against Belgium. The words(...)

Republic of Ireland assiatant manager Roy Keane during a press conference at Stade de Montbauron, Versailles, on Thursday Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho.

Sometimes, it seems, you just can’t win with Roy Keane although losing isn’t quite as traumatic experience as it once was. The 44 year-old is as unlik(...)

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