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Limerick   voted in favour of a directly-elected mayor. Photograph: Getty Images

Voters in Cork and Waterford have narrowly rejected a proposal to have a directly-elected mayor, but voters in Limerick have accepted the plan that wi(...)

Limerick is the only city to have voted in favour of a directly-elected mayor. Photograph: Getty

Two of the three Irish cities faced with the prospect of a directly-elected mayor have rejected the proposals. The plebiscite for a directly-elected (...)

Gibraltar train at the Victoria Stadium ahead of their clash with Ireland. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Saturday heralds the dawning of a new age, as the Republic of Ireland play their first competitive fixture of the post-Martin O’Neill era. And a fami(...)

Mick McCarthy takes his first training session in his second term as Republic of Ireland manager at  Abbotstown on Monday. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Séamus Coleman and Seán Maguire looked on from the sidelines as Mick McCarthy took charge of an Ireland training session for the first time in nearly (...)

Ronan Curtis will not be available for the upcoming Euro qualifiers. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Glenn Whelan and James Collins have retained their places in Mick McCarthy’s 23 strong squad for the European Championship qualifiers against Gibralta(...)

Republic of Ireland manager Mick McCarthy: ‘I’d sooner have someone who, if a chance falls to him, might just put it in the net.’ Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Mick McCarthy is adamant that he can coax a major improvement out of much the same squad of Ireland players in the months ahead, and insists there are(...)

 Newport County striker Pádraig Amond celebrates after scoring against Leicester City  in the  FA Cup third-round match  at Rodney Parade at the start of January. Photograph: Stu Forster/Getty Images

Newport County striker Pádraig Amond says the last three days have been among the proudest but also the most painful of his career as he had to wait f(...)

Limerick’s Seamus Hickey lifts the Liam McCarthy Cup after his side ended a 45-year drought to claim the All-Ireland Senior  Championship. Photograph: James Crombie/INPHO.

All-Ireland senior hurling champions Limerick were crowned the county’s People of the Year at a ceremony on Thursday. Vickey Phelan, whose High Court(...)

Ireland’s Cyrus Christie in action against  Harry Wilson of Wales during the Uefa Nations League game at the  Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Gary Carr/Inpho

The post mortem on Saturday’s game didn’t exactly help the positivity levels ahead of the latest instalment of our Nations League adventure, the gener(...)

Burnley’s Ashley Barnes trips up a pitch invader at The London Stadium last weekend. Photograph: Getty Images

West Ham have vowed to issue life bans to the fans who invaded the pitch during Saturday’s 3-0 defeat by Burnley. The Premier League match at the Lo(...)

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