Steve Smith grateful for Ireland `work-out` ahead of England series
Steve Smith grateful for Ireland `work-out` ahead of England series

Australia captain Steven Smith described his side`s rain-affected victory over Ireland as a "good work-out" ahead of the five-match one-day international series against England which starts next week.

Aussie pacemen star as Steve Smith era begins with Ireland win
Aussie pacemen star as Steve Smith era begins with Ireland win

World champions Australia beat Ireland by 23 runs under the Duckworth/Lewis method for rain-affected matches in their lone one-day international in Belfast on Thursday.

New look Australia face Ireland in one-off ODI game
New look Australia face Ireland in one-off ODI game

Australia play their first one-day international as world champions in Belfast on Thursday with a new captain and three uncapped players in the 14-man squad which meets Ireland in a one-off game at Stormont.

Australia announce ODI, T20 squad for England, Ireland
Australia announce ODI, T20 squad for England, Ireland

Cricket Australia Wednesday named a refreshed squad for one-day internationals against England, with all-rounder Marcus Stoinis, spinner Ashton Agar and batsman Joe Burns set to make debuts.

Doyle doing well in Denver, hopes for Ireland call
Doyle doing well in Denver, hopes for Ireland call

Kevin Doyle plans to get one over on compatriot Robbie Keane when the Irish strikers line up against each other in Major League Soccer on Saturday and hopes his move to the United States will boost his chances of an Ireland call-up.

Drinking alcohol while pregnant 'common': Study

Drinking alcohol while pregnant is quite common among women in Britain, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand, says new research.

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.