Aug 26, 2016

Ticket-scalping probe widens in Rio

Rio de Janeiro police began questioning two of Ireland’s top Olympic executives on Thursday in a Summer Games ticket-scalping probe that has already ensnared the highest official. Olympic Council of Ireland’s team leader Kevin Kilty and chief executive Stephen Martin arrived at police headquarters ...

Aug 25, 2016

Robbie Keane to close out Ireland career against Oman

Robbie Keane will retire from international play for Ireland after a match with Oman next week in Dublin. The LA Galaxy captain made the announcement Wednesday through his MLS club. The 36-year-old Keane is Ireland’s longtime captain and career leader in goals (67) and ...

IOC executive Hickey arrested in Rio in ticketing probe

Aug 17, 2016

IOC executive Hickey arrested in Rio in ticketing probe

Brazilian police on Wednesday arrested International Olympic Committee executive member Patrick Hickey over alleged illegal sales of Rio Olympics tickets. Police said in a statement that Hickey, the 71-year-old head of the European Olympic Committees as well as the Irish national committee, was detained ...

Jul 29, 2016

Ireland plans for 'soft border' with U.K. after Brexit

Ireland is planning a system of electronic border surveillance that it hopes will prevent it having to erect physical barriers with Northern Ireland when Britain leaves the European Union, its customs service said on Thursday. The unexpected result of the June 23 referendum in ...

Ronaldo misses penalty in Portugal's draw with Austria

Jun 19, 2016

Ronaldo misses penalty in Portugal's draw with Austria

Cristiano Ronaldo missed a late penalty as Portugal stumbled to a 0-0 draw with Austria, while Belgium swept to a 3-0 win over Ireland on a day of contrasts at the European Championship on Saturday. There were mixed fortunes too for Iceland, which looked ...

Ireland marks centenary of revolt that led to independence

Mar 27, 2016

Ireland marks centenary of revolt that led to independence

Ireland on Sunday marked the 100th anniversary of the Easter Rising, a rebellion against British rule that paved the way for independence, with the largest commemorative events in the country’s history. The rebels who seized buildings across Dublin and proclaimed an Irish republic on ...