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Former Irish international Neil Francis has been sacked from his role as an expert with the Irish Independent following a comment he made about British and Irish opener Marcus Smith. Francis, working on the newspaper’s The Left Wing podcast, made an apparently racist remark about Smith, who is of British and Filipino descent and was …

Known as a “gentleman” whose business skills were matched only by his kindness and compassion, tributes were paid to former Independent Newspapers director Billy Allen. he former head of broadcast accounts died a week before his 99th birthday. Originally from Fairview in Dublin, Billy was only 16 when he took his first job in 1939 …

Google will receive the IDA Ireland Special Recognition Award 2021. The award “will recognize and celebrate the contribution Google has made to Ireland over the past 18 years,” according to a state agency statement. The award will be presented to Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google, by An Tánaiste and Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Employment, …

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 …