Hristo Stoitchkov: regarded as Bulgaria’s greatest ever player, the striker’s six goles won him the  Golden Boot at the 1994 World Cup and he also became the only Bulgarian to be named  European Footballer of the Year.

At first glance the Nations League clash between Ireland and Bulgaria seems like the footballing equivalent of two bald men fighting over a comb. Tw(...)

Six Nations matches such as Ireland’s Grand Slam win in 2018 may not be available on free to air TV in the coming years. Photograph: Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

The American poet Gil Scott Heron famously promised that the revolution would not be televised. Recent events suggest that Irish rugby might soon be a(...)

A bird flies over the pitch during the AIB  Munster SFC semi-final between  Nemo Rangers and Austin Stacks   at  Páirc Uí Rinn. Photograph: Oisín Keniry/Inpho

Nemo Rangers 2-17 Austin Stacks 0-5 Nemo Rangers reached their 19th Munster club football final following a comfortable win over Austin Stacks in fro(...)

New Zealand manager Danny Hay: he travels to Dublin with a number of impressive young players, including Ryan Thomas, Liberato Cacace and the excellent Sarprett Singh.  Photograph: Getty Images

Last November when New Zealand visited Lansdowne Road to play an autumn rugby international the sold-out signs were up months in advance despite price(...)

Fulham’s Ryan Sessegnon celebrates scoring against Derby County in the Championship playoff semi-final second leg at Craven Cottage, London, on May14th. Photograph: Reuters/Tony O’Brien

The most valuable single game in world football is this weekend’s Championship playoff final in which Fulham battle Aston Villa for promotion to the P(...)

Did Grace Marks get away with murder? Image: Netflix

The Netflix adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s 1996 novel Alias Grace has been praised for its suspenseful script and hard-hitting social commentary - bu(...)

Salvaged: one of the telegraph machines from the sunken ship   ‘Lusitania’.  Photograph: Eoin McGarry

One of the telegraph machines from the sunken ship the Lusitania has been recovered from the ocean floor off the coast of Co Cork, Minister for Herita(...)

Prof Michael O’Neill: ‘Big data and data science are just the latest buzz words for what is really analytics . . . or statistics.’

What do the World Cup winning German football team, the hugely successful Irish international boxing team, US government measures to deal with epidemi(...)