Nov 17, 2016

Judge releases Hickey on bail for medical reasons

A Brazilian judge has released former IOC member Patrick Hickey on bail of 1.5 million reals ($500,000) so he can seek medical treatment outside Brazil. The judicial order was published on Wednesday. Hickey, who is reported to have a heart condition, was arrested three ...

Nov 11, 2016

Leprosy bacteria found in British isles red squirrels

Some red squirrels in Britain and Ireland are infected with the bacteria that causes leprosy in humans, though the risk of transmission to people is low, researchers said Thursday. Still, scientists were surprised to uncover signs of the infectious disease that ravaged Europe in ...

Nov 6, 2016

Ireland checking if Irish IS supporter involved in Mosul suicide attack

Ireland’s foreign ministry is investigating reports that an Irish citizen died in a suicide attack near the Iraqi city of Mosul, a spokesman said on Saturday. The Islamic State’s (IS) al-Jazeerah province in northern Iraq on Friday said Abu Usama al-Irelandi detonated an explosive-laden ...

Ireland ends 111-year drought against New Zealand

Nov 6, 2016

Ireland ends 111-year drought against New Zealand

Ireland stunned New Zealand 40-29 on Saturday to claim a historic first-ever win over the All Blacks and end the world champions’ record 18-match winning streak. In a breathtaking upset, Ireland outscored New Zealand five tries to four to seal its first win over ...

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 ...