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With emotions still running high, Wexford manager Davy Fitzgerald cut a lonely figure as he tried to reflect on the end of his side’s championship run, having lost by three points to his native Clare after a classic of qualification. Walking away from the action that had taken place on the green lawn of Semple …

Irish police are investigating several Sinn Féin activists who ignored instructions from a tour guide to deploy a political banner at a national monument in County Donegal. Gardaí is investigating a Public Works Bureau complaint after members of Sinn Féin unfurled a large banner inside Grianán d’Aileach’s iconic former ringfort in County Donegal. The banner …

It was only in the final minutes that the destination of this brilliant Ulster semi-final was really known. Eventually, Tyrone burned away with the brave effort of Donegal, who was down to just 14 men for more than half of the match, which is no longer enough to keep Tyrone in sight. It goes down …

Warren Gatland on Alun Wyn Jones’ possible return to Lions Follow the reaction live after the British and Irish Lions beat the Stormers in the Tourists’ final warm-up ahead of the Test Series. Scrum-half Ali Price impressed as the visitors scored seven tries in a comfortable 49-3 win on Saturday. It was another slow start …

By now, most people over 40 have now received their Digital Covid Cert. But the government sent it mostly on paper (by post) or as a PDF attached to an email, which is like a scan of a piece of paper. Is there a way to use it digitally from your smartphone? Yes, there are …

Daniel O’Connell, the liberator, had the footwork to avoid the dodge and dive of the Duke of Wellington and Sir Robert Peel to deliver Catholic emancipation in 1829. Even though O’Connell held that Catholicism and nationalism were two sides of the same coin, it was tolerant of all religions and none. In 1847, with failing …

FOOTBALL fans started to gather from this morning ahead of the Euro 2020 final in London. ngland faces Italy tonight and their fans are hoping for their very first victory in the competition. The two teams will meet at Wembley Stadium in London, with kick-off at 8 p.m. England are trying to win their first …

Only Sundridge has won the Group One Darley July Cup Stakes three times (1902-1904), but a handful of horses made it double, and Oxted will look to join that list this afternoon with Cieren Fallon on board again, after winning this past year. Ranked 112 claiming the 2020 victory, Oxted has had varying fortunes since …

Harry Kane’s goal against Denmark on Wednesday saw him become England’s top scorer in major tournaments. ane saw his penalty saved by Kasper Schmeichel but followed it up to score his 10th goal at a World Cup or European Championship, tying Gary Lineker’s national record and creating the opportunity to innovate during Sunday’s final. Here, …

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 …

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 …

A teenager killed a dog by kicking it so hard the animal was thrown over its owner’s head, a court has heard. osh Henney (19) kicked the dog, a cross between a Jack Russell Terrier and a Yorkshire Terrier, twice in the stomach while the pet owner spoke with his mother. The Dublin Circuit Criminal …

It will cost the state a minimum of 50 million euros to forcibly acquire the land at St Vincent’s Hospital for the new national maternity hospital, the Irish Independent has learned. this would push the final expected bill for the high-tech building to at least 850 million euros and probably much closer to the 1 …

Ireland will head to the bright lights of Las Vegas in October to take on the United States at Allegiant Stadium. The match, which will be played before the Irish Tests in November at the Aviva Stadium, will take place on 30 October. Ireland, which is due to host the United States Eagles in Dublin …

The Department of Health is investigating a suspected outbreak of the Delta variant of Covid-19 in Athlone, County Westmeath. The Delta variant, which was first identified in India, has yet to be officially confirmed in the city of the Midlands. The HSE is advising people who were socializing in Athlone on June 11 and who …

Xherdan Shaqiri said Switzerland could not do more while waiting to see if their 3-1 win over Turkey secured them a place in the round of 16 of Euro 2020. haqiri struck twice in Baku as Switzerland put in an impressive performance to keep their hopes of making the round of 16 as one of …

Hundreds of people participated in a “rally against hate” in response to the increase in cases of racism. he Rally Against Hate was organized by the group Le Cheile, which means together in Irish, an alliance of public figures working to “counter the rise of fascism and far-right politics in Ireland”. The crowd heard from …

Bernard Flynn has resigned as manager of Meath U-20 football just weeks before their Leinster campaign began. Lynn made the decision “with a heavy heart and a lot of regrets” after what he said was a verbal and written agreement that his team would have full access to members of the senior team in the …