Munster’s Alby Mathewson in action. A third of men – and 43 per cent of men aged 25-34 – are subscribers to sports channels, research has found. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

One in four Irish people have subscribed to a paid TV sports channel package in the last 12 months, while 10 per cent have purchased pay-per-view acce(...)

Spurs fans, some with one eye on their phones, celebrate during their away  Premier League match against  Southampton. Photograph: Julian Finney/Getty Images

As if the action on the pitch wasn’t somehow exciting enough, three-quarters of 25-34-year-old sports fans in Ireland dual-screen while watching sport(...)

Barry Kindregan (36), a clerical officer who was paid €12,500 to process five passports for foreign nationals who were not entitled to them, has been jailed for two years. Photograph: Collins Courts.

A clerical officer who was paid €12,500 to process five passports for foreign nationals who were not entitled to them has been jailed for two years. (...)

Robbie Brady celebrates scoring against Bosnia-Herzegovina: people watching on television were also enjoying jokes about the fog on social media. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Ever missed a goal because you were checking Twitter for withering assessments of your team’s performance? You’re probably not alone. More than half(...)