Pakistan hockey coach blames poor infrastructure for debacle
Pakistan hockey coach blames poor infrastructure for debacle

The Pakistan men's hockey team's chief coach Shahnaz Sheikh on Saturday said he would not solely accept the blame for his side's poor performance at the Hockey World League (HWL) Semi-Final, blaming lack of facilities for their failure to qualify for the 2016 Rio Olympics.

Pakistan lose to Ireland, out of Rio Olympic race

Once a powerhouse of the sport, Pakistan men's hockey team slumped to a new low today as it failed to qualify for next year's Rio Olympics after suffering a shocking 0-1 defeat to Ireland in a play-off match of the World League Semifinals, here today.

Thousands celebrate Dublin Pride after marriage vote

Tens of thousands of revellers created a carnival atmosphere on the streets of Dublin on Saturday in the first gay Pride parade since Ireland became the first country in the world to vote for same-sex marriage.

Northern Irish court backs UK PM Cameron over 1989 murder inquiry

A Northern Ireland court on Friday backed Prime Minister David Cameron`s refusal to hold a public inquiry into the 1989 murder of a human rights lawyer, whose death remains a lightning rod for anger over state collusion with pro-British paramilitaries.

Two bodies found in Ireland in search for 1972 IRA victim

Investigators searching remote farmland in Ireland on Thursday for a former Cistercian monk murdered and secretly buried by the IRA 43 years ago have found two bodies.  

Irish students killed in US balcony collapse flown home
Irish students killed in US balcony collapse flown home

The bodies of five Irish students killed in a balcony collapse in California were set to return home Saturday, and a sixth Irish-American victim was buried in the state, as parents appealed for privacy to mourn the deaths.

Balcony collapse kills six, most of them Irish students, in California

An apartment balcony crowded with birthday revelers collapsed early on Tuesday near the University of California at Berkeley, hurling five Irish college students and an American friend to their deaths and injuring seven others, authorities said.

Five Irish killed in California balcony collapse

 Five Irish nationals died and eight other people were injured in the early hours of Tuesday when an apartment balcony collapsed in the California university town of Berkeley, authorities said.

Five killed in California balcony collapse: Reports
Five killed in California balcony collapse: Reports

Five people died, including several Irish citizens, and eight more people were injured early Tuesday when an apartment balcony collapsed in the college town of Berkeley, California, local media reported.

Scotland`s Maloney frustrates Ireland again
Scotland`s Maloney frustrates Ireland again

Shaun Maloney was the Republic of Ireland`s nemesis once more as Scotland delivered a massive blow to their hosts` Euro 2016 qualification hopes with a 1-1 draw at Lansdowne Road on Saturday.

O`Neill to wait on Keane after double family tragedy

Republic of Ireland manager Martin O`Neill will leave Robbie Keane to decide if he is mentally ready to play in Saturday`s Euro 2016 qualifier against Scotland after suffering a double family tragedy.

Irish police arrest 60 people in drug dealing probe

Irish police said on Wednesday they had arrested 60 people in Dublin, Cork and Wexford cities as part of a probe into drug dealing.

Ireland should change restrictive abortion law: Amnesty

Restrictive abortion laws in Ireland are risking the lives of pregnant women, Amnesty International said Tuesday, as it launched a global campaign to encourage Dublin to change the legislation.

Nearly 3,500 migrants rescued in Mediterranean

 The 3,480 migrants rescued in the Mediterranean Sea on Sunday by ships from Italy, Germany and Ireland are arriving in Italy, where they will receive medical assistance before being transferred to detention centres, officials said.

FIFA says paid Ireland 5 million euros, not dollars
FIFA says paid Ireland 5 million euros, not dollars

FIFA paid Ireland`s FA (FAI) 5 million euros to avoid a legal case over a controversial World Cup playoff defeat, 50 percent more than the $5 million it reported on Thursday at 2009 exchange rates, world soccer`s governing body said. 

Robbie Keane called up to play for Ireland
Robbie Keane called up to play for Ireland

Forward Robbie Keane will miss the LA Galaxy`s next road game against the Columbus Crew so he can play internationally for the Republic of Ireland`s national team.

Paying for sex becomes illegal in Northern Ireland

Paying for sex became illegal in Northern Ireland today, making it the only part of Britain to adopt more stringent legislation aimed at punishing clients of prostitutes instead of sex workers.

North Ireland terror attack gun found in London museum

 An assault rifle displayed at London's Imperial War Museum has been removed after it emerged that it was linked to a terror attack in Northern Ireland in 1992, the police ombudsman said today.

Tide turning in Italy over gay marriage

Italian public opinion has moved decisively in favour of legally recognising same sex couples after Ireland`s "Yes" to gay marriage, the first poll issued since the landmark referendum revealed Wednesday.

Ireland`s gay marriage vote was "a defeat": Vatican daily

The Irish vote in favour of gay marriage constitutes "a defeat" that highlights a gap between the Church and modern society, the Vatican newspaper said Monday.