Stephen Kelly

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Luxembourg striker Gerson Rodrigues celebrates scoring the winning goal during the World Cup qualifier against the Republic of Ireland at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/AFP via Getty Images

Unseemly as it might be, it’s fairly inevitable after a sporting calamity that a scapegoat will be sought, someone at whom we can vent our fury and bl(...)

While there is no doubt about empty shelves in some stores, others have downplayed the extent of the problem. Photograph: Alan Betson

The British government is likely to resist increasing pressure from the DUP for it to override the Northern Ireland protocol because of trade disrupti(...)

World Cup, Stadio Sant’Elia, Cagliari, Italy,  1990. Ireland’s  Kevin Sheedy scores a vital goal. File photograph: Inpho

1. June 11th, 1990 World Cup (Cagliari) Republic of Ireland 1 (Kevin Sheedy, 73) England 1 (Gary Lineker, 9). You might remember this one. Of all pe(...)

Shamrock Rovers celebrate with the trophy after winning last year’s final. File photograph: Inpho

Shamrock Rovers and Dundalk can still meet in the final of this year’s FAI Cup after Friday’s semi-final draw kept them apart. The league winners of t(...)

Slovakia goalkeeper Marek Rodák challenges Ireland captain Shane Duffy during the Uefa Euro 2020 playoff semi-final at the Tehelné Pole Stadium in Bratislava. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Tony O’Donoghue gave us Stephen Kenny’s starting XI on the six o’clock news, but instead of standing pitchside in Bratislava he was sitting in his hou(...)

Ireland players celebrate after qualifying for the 2002 World Cup after their playoff against Iran in Tehran. Photograph:  Atta Kenare/AFP via Getty Images

1966 World Cup Irish goalkeeper Pat Dunne can only watch as Jose Antonio Ufarte scores the only goal of the playoff for the 1966 World Cup (...)

Belfast city center and docklands. Photograph: iStock

Senior Stormont officials have raised concerns over whether in the aftermath of Brexit, British legislation could affect how Northern Ireland firms do(...)

Despite Boris Johnson’s claim there would be ‘no forms, no checks, no barriers of any kind’ under his Brexit deal, companies are bracing themselves for having to fill out complex forms. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Northern Irish businesses have expressed concern at the heavy administrative burden of having to fill out complex forms for moving goods between North(...)

DUP MP Sir Jeffrey Donaldson  said the UK government must now live up to UK prime minister Boris Johnson’s statement. File photograph:  James Forde for The Irish Times

The head of the body which represents the manufacturing sector in Northern Ireland has said he “remains to be convinced” that British prime minister B(...)

Sinn Féin said that ‘Westminster has never acted in Ireland’s interests and never will’.

An attempt by Northern Ireland MPs to change British government legislation so that Northern businesses would have guarantees of unfettered access to (...)

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