George Hamilton

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The big screen at Wembley displays a message for Christian Eriksen. Photo: Justin Tallis - Pool/Getty Images

After what we witnessed in Copenhagen on Saturday afternoon it was hard to imagine anyone ever getting worked up about a football-related matter again(...)

 Tenor Andrea Bocelli performs Nessun Dorma inside the Stadio Olimpico in Rome during the Euro 2020 opening ceremony. Photograph:  Claudio Villa/Getty Images

It could be argued that football fans have found the last 15 months or so more manageable than most because they’ve long since mastered the art of soc(...)

 Ireland’s James McClean  and Hungary’s Laszlo Kleinheisler during the international friendly match at Szusza Ferenc Stadium in Budapest. Photograph: Trenka Atilla/PA Wire

While our lads were on a roll heading in to their tussle with Hungary on Tuesday night, having won one game in-a-row, for some of us the pain of going(...)

I recognise now that I have created several rituals during my day, which give me respite at the strangest of times. Photograph: Getty Images

“You absolute moron.” I scrawled this across the newspaper, threw the pen across the kitchen table and walked to the other side of the kitchen. The ca(...)

Joe Duffy was parsing advertisements on Tuesday and then again on Wednesday, though this time with more intent

Joe Duffy had better hope RTÉ’s licence fee isn’t abolished any time soon, as he’s clearly not currying favour with the network’s advertisers. For two(...)

Luxembourg striker Gerson Rodrigues celebrates scoring the winning goal during the World Cup qualifier against the Republic of Ireland at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/AFP via Getty Images

Unseemly as it might be, it’s fairly inevitable after a sporting calamity that a scapegoat will be sought, someone at whom we can vent our fury and bl(...)

Alan Browne climbs to give Ireland the lead in their loss to Serbia. Photograph: Nikola Krstic/Inpho

Not sure about your neighbourhood, but there was a noticeable absence of inflatable bananas ‘round this way in the build-up to the opening game of our(...)

Ireland captain Katie Mullan is looking forward to the three-match series against Great Britain in Belfast. Photograph: Jonathan Porter/Inpho/Presseye

The Tokyo Olympics-bound Irish women’s hockey team will take on Rio 2016 Olympic gold medallists, Great Britain, in a three-match series at Queen’s Un(...)

Ryan Tubridy remains RTÉ’s highest-paid presenter. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times.

The pay bill for the 10 highest paid presenters at RTÉ rose to €3.2 million in 2019, up from just above €3 million in 2016, according to figures publi(...)

Slovakia goalkeeper Marek Rodák challenges Ireland captain Shane Duffy during the Uefa Euro 2020 playoff semi-final at the Tehelné Pole Stadium in Bratislava. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Tony O’Donoghue gave us Stephen Kenny’s starting XI on the six o’clock news, but instead of standing pitchside in Bratislava he was sitting in his hou(...)

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