James Collins

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Fine Gael Senator and a former TD Kieran O’Donnell, who narrowly missed out on the fourth seat in the 2016 election, should be the heir apparent for Michael Noonan’s seat. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Limerick City (four seats) Current: 1 FF, 1 SF, 1 FG, 1 Lab Two things appear certain in this constituency: regular poll-topper Willie O’Dea will be(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin and Taoiseach Leo Varadkar

There is an apocryphal quote that is often attributed to the late US president Lyndon Johnson about the vagaries of elections. After losing a particul(...)

West Brom’s Filip Krovinovic celebrates scoring his side’s  goal with Kieran Gibbs during the  Championship match against Barnsley at Oakwell. Photograph:  Ian Hodgson/PA Wire

Stuart Dallas hit an equaliser two minutes from full-time as Leeds rescued a 1-1 draw at home to Preston. The Whites had trailed to Cork native Alan(...)

Joan Ellison and Caroline Gardner, of We Make Good, at their shop on Fade Street, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Festive feelings come tinged with guilty unease. How can we spend so much money, when others have so little? How can we justify buying things when our(...)

West Brom’s Matt Phillips and Sheffield Wednesday’s Jacob Murphy  battle for the ball during the Sky Bet Championship match at The Hawthorns. Photograph:  Mike Egerton/PA Wire

West Brom and Leeds both left it late as they moved clear of the pack at the top of the Sky Bet Championship. The Baggies were 2-1 winners over Sheff(...)

Shane Duffy reacts after conceding the second goal against Switzerland. Photograph: EPA

Turns out Peter Schmeichel called it about right. “Switzerland will win against Ireland. I have seen Ireland play and they are so bad.” He was so with(...)

Ireland’s Darren Randolph makes a save against Switzerland. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Switzerland 2 Republic of Ireland 0 No famous victory in the end then, nor even the draw that would have left the Danes with a day off to look forwar(...)

  James McClean and Glenn Whelan after Ireland conceded the goal in the first half. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Darren Randolph Ireland’s best player. Got down for a smart save from Xhaka in the opening exchanges, followed later on by an even better one from a (...)

A view of the pitch ahead of the game between Switzerland and the Republic of Ireland. Photo: Simon Cooper/PA Wire.

Aaron Connolly gets his first start for the Irish senior team in Geneva where Mick McCarthy has made three changes for the potentially decisive Europe(...)

Republic of Ireland goalkeeper Darren Randolph in action during the  Euro 2020  Group D qualifier against Georgia at the  Boris Paichadze Arena in  Tbilisi. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Georgia 0 Republic of Ireland 0 When it was all over, Mick McCarthy described the suggestion that Ireland should be especially disappointed not to ha(...)

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