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 Ronnie O’Sullivan after winning the final match of the 2019 Players Championship against Neil Robertson. Photograph: Tai Chengzhe/VCG via Getty Images

Ronnie O’Sullivan recorded a snooker landmark on Sunday when he became the first player to compile 1,000 career century breaks en route to winning the(...)

Dómhnall Slattery with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar at the opening of Avolon’s headquarters building in Dublin  last year.

Irish aircraft lessor Avolon grew 30 per cent to $717 million (€633m) last year, the latest figures show. The company’s chief commercial officer, Jo(...)

Judd Trump has said Ronnie O’Sullivan is “living on a different planet.” Photograph:  Danny Lawson/PA

Ronnie O’Sullivan is “living on a different planet” as he talks of launching a breakaway snooker tour, according to Judd Trump. Trump, the world numb(...)

Stephen Hendry celebrates his fourth World Championship victory in 1994. Photograph: Mike Cooper/Allsport

“It was a mixture of embarrassment, anger, frustration, sadness, everything,” Stephen Hendry says as he remembers how his dominance of snooker unravel(...)

The Health Innovation Hub Ireland team at work.

There is a widespread public perception that the Irish health service doesn’t serve people well. Consider the queues in Accident and Emergency depart(...)

Mark Williams conducts his post match interview without any clothes after winning the 2018 Betfred World Championship at The Crucible, Sheffield. Photo: Richard Sellers/PA Wire

Mark Williams vowed to perform naked cartwheels if he repeats his stunning Betfred World Championship triumph next year — after stripping off in celeb(...)

Mark Williams with the World Championship trophy after his win over Mark Higgins. Photograph: Paul Ellis/AFP

Mark Williams won his third title at the World Snooker Championship and completed one of the best comeback stories in the sport as he defeated John Hi(...)

Alex ‘’Hurricane’’ Higgins of Northern Ireland smokes between shots during the 1983 Embassy World Snooker Championships at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield, England. Photo: Adrian Murrell/Allsport

Snooker loopy nuts are we Me and him and them and me We’ll show you what we can do With a load of balls and a snooker cue So went the chorus of Chas (...)

Kyren Wilson on his way to winning his quarter-final match against Mark Allen at the  World Championship at The Crucible in  Sheffield. Photograph:  Martin Rickett/PA Wire

Barry Hawkins and Kyren Wilson booked their places in the last four of the World Championship with ruthless demolitions of their quarter-final opponen(...)

Robert Milkins celebrates after winning his first-round match against Neil Robertson during day five of the World Snooker Championship at Crucible Theatre in Sheffield. Photograph: Naomi Baker/Getty Images

Australia’s Neil Robertson became the fifth former champion to crash out in the opening round of the Betfred World Championship as he lost to Robert M(...)

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