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England will try to reach the European Championship final for the first time when they face Denmark at Wembley on Wednesday. The Three Lions will try to reach their first big final since their 1966 World Cup victory, while the Danes hope to take another step to repeat their surprise success at the Euro in …

Last week, the Taoiseach pushed back the planned reopening of the hotel sector following stern advice from the National Public Health Emergency Team (Nphet). he reopening of the hotel business has been delayed again – and it is now based on the controversial introduction of a vaccine pass system by the government. InFocus Podcast: Vaccine …

Dessie Farrell has said Stephen Cluxton has not retired but has asked for time to consider his future as Dublin captain and goalkeeper. In the aftermath of their eight-point win over Wexford in the Leinster quarter-final, Farrell, back on the sidelines after a three-month suspension, said he was unsure whether Cluxton would be back for …

Last night two lucky Lotto winners in Dublin and Limerick took home € 500,000 each in two separate draws. he first winner in Dublin was an online player who took home the € 500,000 in the EuroMillions plus draw on Friday night. The unknown winner purchased the winning Quick Pick ticket online the same day. …

StoryToys, a Dublin-based developer and publisher of educational children’s entertainment applications, was sold to UK group Team17 for $ 26.5 million (€ 22.4 million). A maximum additional amount of $ 22.5 million (€ 19 million) will be payable in cash upon delivery of certain targets by StoryToys within three years of closing the deal, according …

TWO unselected players, including footballer Mayo Dayna Finn and DCU Mercy’s Rachel Huijsden, have been named to Ireland’s senior women’s squad for the European Championship next month. The other players have gained significant experience in minors, winning silver at the European Women’s U-18 Championship in 2017 and bronze at the European Women’s U-20 Championship in …

Rory McIlroy is hopeful that a forced change of plans “worked for the better” as he seeks to end his major drought with a second Open Championship win. cIlroy will take part in the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open in Mount Juliet this week and has been teamed up with Englishman Tommy Fleetwood and American …

Almost two-fifths of employees in Ireland say they are awaiting news from their employers on future working practices as the country reopens. aoiseach Leo Varadkar said workers could return to the office in August before students return to school in September. Despite this, a Independent Irish The survey found that employers are sticking to plans …

RTÉ and TG4 have joined forces with commercial operator Virgin Media in a plea to the chairman of the Future of the Media Commission regarding the importance of Irish channels on streaming and on-demand services. All three operators are deeply concerned about the loss of Irish stations on platforms in the digital age. Media Minister …

The two stood on the porch and rang the bell. Muffled music and voices came through the door and met them on the steps. It looks like an explosion, Liam said. “Not tonight, Liam,” Angie said. When the front door opened, the muffled noises came to life. A tall woman grabbed Angie by the arm …