A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
More people are becoming homeless because of family breakdowns, than those being forced out by landlords.
Fri, 15 Dec, 2017
Key Munster players Keith Earls and James Cronin are unlikely to play any rugby for the remainder of 2017.
Wed, 22 Nov, 2017
Sat, 11 Nov, 2017
Real Madrid are a team in crisis and free fall following their Champions League “nightmare” against Tottenham, according to the Spanish press.
Fri, 03 Nov, 2017
AS rookies in the international men’s Test cricket league, Ireland’s XI might have hoped for understrength opponents for their debut five-day contest in Dublin next May; the West Indies, currently, just aren’t cutting it.
Sat, 14 Oct, 2017
Barcelona defender Gerard Pique says he is ready to stand down from Spain duty if he is deemed a "problem" by national team coach Julen Lopetegui or the Spanish Football Federation as a result of his support for Catalan independence.
Mon, 02 Oct, 2017
AS expected, the chief executive of the Football Association of Ireland, John Delaney, has been elected to the Uefa executive committee. That makes him only the second Irishman to hold a seat at the top of European football, after Dundalk’s Des Casey in 1994.
Thu, 06 Apr, 2017
AS we fret about Brexit and the darkened world that will bring; as we fret about the excitable US president, Donald Trump; as we fret (some of us anyway) about Fine Gael’s grand adventure in ineptitude and prevarication; and as we fret about really important things such as Johnny Sexton’s fitness and the size of the French pack, the people of Greece are, again, wondering what the future holds and how much more they might be asked to sacrifice and endure.
Wed, 22 Feb, 2017
The modern Champions League format has little space for romance or novelty — as seen by this week’s fixture list as Arsenal and Bayern Munich, and Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain, met again for the upteenth time in recent years.
Wed, 15 Feb, 2017
Wed, 14 Dec, 2016
Gareth Bale is likely to miss Wales’ crucial World Cup qualifier with Ireland at Aviva Stadium next March as his recovery from an ankle injury is now expected to take four months.
Fri, 02 Dec, 2016
As David Coffey, who spent the previous five minutes down injured, risked life and limb to fling himself across goal and deny Emanuele Spinozzi Roma’s second in the dying embers of yesterday’s game, he summed up Cork City Under 19s’ admirable European campaign.
Thu, 24 Nov, 2016
Edoardo Soleri’s 86th-minute strike spared AS Roma’s blushes, and stole a famous result from Cork City as the Leesiders almost trumped the odds, but not the clock, in a 3-1 defeat in front of a bumper crowd at Turner’s Cross.
Thu, 03 Nov, 2016
Mon, 19 Sep, 2016
Fri, 02 Sep, 2016
AS the Euro 2016 party gets into full swing it is easy to forget how corrupt the administration of international football has become and how many entirely inappropriate decisions, especially around selecting venues, have been made.
Tue, 14 Jun, 2016
David de Gea has the full support of Spain coach Vicente del Bosque after allegations about the Manchester United goalkeeper's private life appeared in the Spanish press.
Sat, 11 Jun, 2016
talks about the in-house game a week out from a championship match, commonly known as As versus Bs.
Tue, 17 May, 2016
If Louis Van Gaal’s days as Manchester United boss are numbered, then his fellow Dutchman Edgar Davids believes the club are dispensing with a coach they should feel blessed to have.
Tue, 26 Apr, 2016
Even before the final whistle had gone in last Wednesday’s Champions League quarter-final first leg at Wolfsburg, talk of another historic second leg comeback by Real Madrid had begun.
Mon, 11 Apr, 2016
AS a minor, Mark Sherry became the first Kildare captain to lift the Leinster Cup at that grade since 1991.
Thu, 31 Mar, 2016
Last week, many around Real Madrid were claiming that the selection of their youth talent was their best hope of getting something from this season.
Mon, 07 Mar, 2016
Atletico Madrid’s 1-0 win at Real Madrid on Saturday has reopened an internal Estadio Santiago Bernabeu debate which could end badly for Blancos superstar Cristiano Ronaldo, coach Zinedine Zidane and even president Florentino Perez.
Mon, 29 Feb, 2016
Mon, 18 Jan, 2016
Mon, 23 Nov, 2015
AS the Irish Government considers sending relief peacekeepers to free French soldiers to fight against the self-styled Islamic State, last night saw musicians from the four corners of Ireland offer support of a different kind in Dublin’s St Patrick’s Cathedral.
Sat, 21 Nov, 2015
Mon, 02 Nov, 2015
Mon, 19 Oct, 2015
La Liga went into the last international break on the back of something bizarre — both Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi had failed to score in both of the opening two games.
Mon, 14 Sep, 2015
Real Madrid’s 5-0 hammering of Real Betis on Saturday evening helped to ease the pressure on both Gareth Bale and Rafa Benitez — but may have troubled Los Blancos longtime talisman Cristiano Ronaldo.
Mon, 31 Aug, 2015
AS plans to mark the centenary of 1916 are developed, might it be worth considering something that might leave a lasting legacy and say something worthwhile about the Ireland that has evolved over the last century?
Mon, 17 Aug, 2015
Last Monday afternoon, Sergio Ramos was spotted getting into his gleaming white Mercedes AMG GT coupe on a Madrid street by reporters from local sports paper Marca.
Fri, 26 Jun, 2015
He is a very visible reminder of Kerry’s Golden Years’ glitz, so picking holes in the All-Ireland champions’ Sunday best sits as uncomfortably with Mikey Sheehy as anyone.
Fri, 12 Jun, 2015
Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea admits he must decide where his future lies as he continues to be linked with a move to Real Madrid.
Tue, 02 Jun, 2015
Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea admits he does not know what his future holds as he continues to be linked with a move to Real Madrid.
Mon, 01 Jun, 2015
Barcelona’s Copa Del Rey final win may have been Xavi’s last game at the Nou Camp but after the game it was Lionel Messi’s wonder goal which was at the forefront of the captain’s mind.
Mon, 01 Jun, 2015
Football managers are either wizards or muggles.
Tue, 19 May, 2015
Not for the first time in his almost two seasons at Real Madrid, Gareth Bale goes into tonight’s Champions League semi-final second leg with debate raging over his talents.
Wed, 13 May, 2015
Cristiano Ronaldo went into Saturday evening’s La Liga game at Sevilla under pressure. Real Madrid’s talisman had just one goal in five games, and his team’s title hopes were in danger.
Mon, 04 May, 2015
Barcelona seemed set to take a giant step towards sealing this season’s La Liga title when they were 2-0 up inside half an hour at Sevilla on Saturday night.
Mon, 13 Apr, 2015
Spain’s 1-0 Euro 2016 qualifier win at home to Ukraine did little to suggest the once all-conquering La Roja side have got over losing their unbeatable aura at last year’s World Cup.
Sun, 29 Mar, 2015
AS our correspondent Cathy Tobin reminds us today the wrench of emigration, the separation from a loved family never eases for some Irish people.
Wed, 04 Mar, 2015