Referee Felix Brych is surrounded by Paris Saint-Germain players during the Champions league semi-final, first leg against Manchester City at Parc des Princes. Photograph:  Alex Grimm/Getty Images

It may be that history comes to look back on the past few days as a turning point in the history of European football, as the Super League, a desperat(...)

Theresa May gives a statement at Downing Street. It is easier to keep pretending that, if only May had stuck it to the Europeans in the negotiations, the perfect have-cake/eat-cake Brexit would have been delivered. Photograph:  Ben Stansall/AFP/Getty

In Ambrose Bierce’s The Devil’s Dictionary, published in 1911, we find the following definition: “Road, n. A strip of land along which one may pass fr(...)

Erica Stoll and Rory McIlroy had an Irish wedding – with a disappointing lack of bridezialladom. Photograph: David Cannon/Getty Images

Who doesn’t love wedding season? It’s the best and happiest time of the year, when those getting married obsess over the merits of confetti bars and c(...)

   President of the European Central Bank Mario Draghi definitely doesn’t want to make a date with the now-running banking inquiry. Photograph: Thomas Lohnes/Getty Images

And still they talked about water. It’s been tough going. In a lazy Leinster House afternoon, a lovely little exchange took place between Labour’s Eri(...)