Conor McGregor in a fashion shoot for The Irish Times in 2014. Photograph: David Sleator

Jamie D’Alton’s introduction to Conor McGregor is probably the same as most people’s. It came via the Late Late Show. D’Alton had produced a film cal(...)

Shane Long’s wait for a goal goes on. Photograph: Getty Images

Shane Long was the only Republic of Ireland international to start a game in the Premier League on Saturday. The Tipperary native played all 90-plus(...)

A photograph of Jimmy Magee at his funeral in  Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Jimmy Magee would have been “so, honoured, so proud” about the attendance at his funeral, his son Mark Magee said. “He loved people, He loved his fri(...)

The family of Willie Duggan, including his son Willie, wife Ellen and daughter Monica, follow his coffin as his funeral cortege leaves St Mary’s Cathedral in Kilkenny after his funeral Mass on Thursday. Photograph: Laura Hutton/The Irish Times

A legend, a leader, a braveheart, a kind, loving and spiritual man - these were among the accolades used to describe Willie Duggan at his funeral Mass(...)

Jonny Hayes (L) is looking forward to Celtic’s Champions League campaign. Photograph: Gary Carr/Inpho

John O’Shea sat out team training in Abbotstown on Wednesday due to a right calf muscle but Jon Walters continues to make progress in his recovery fro(...)

Jonathan Walters during Ireland training at Abbotstown ahead of the 2018 World Cup qualifiers with Georgia and Serbia. Photo: Gary Carr/Inpho

Jonathan Walters handed Republic of Ireland boss Martin O’Neill a boost when he joined his team-mates on the training pitch on Wednesday morning. Wal(...)

Ireland will be without Jeff Hendrick for their upcoming qualifiers. Photograph: Inpho

Martin O’Neill has trimmed down his Republic of Ireland squad to 25 ahead of the World Cup qualifiers against Georgia and Serbia. Injuries have ruled(...)

Sunderland’s Darron Gibson  in action during the Carabao Cup first-round match against  Bury  at Gigg Lane. Photograph: Nathan Stirk/Getty Images

Sunderland manager Simon Grayson felt Darron Gibson responded to his recent criticism with a dominant performance in the 1-0 Carabao Cup win over Bury(...)

The remains of Robert (Pino) Harris leave The Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary following his funeral in Dalkey, Dublin.Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins

The funeral has taken place of Robert “Pino” Harris who died unexpectedly at the age of 75. Mourners at The Church of the Assumption of the Blessed (...)

Ciaran Clark: “Last season we knew as a squad that we had the quality to be up there.”  Photograph: Gary Carr/Inpho

It was perhaps symbolic that as John O’Shea and Sunderland tumbled into the Championship at the end of last season, Ciaran Clark and Shane Duffy passe(...)