Fairytale of New York, a ballad made even more poignant by the tragic death of Kirsty MacColl, draws on the nostalgia and melancholic heartbeat of generations of Irish exiles
Prominent Northern nationalists appeal to Varadkar not to abandon them as they were abandoned in the past by the South
The prospect of political upheaval in Dublin threatens the integrity and national solidarity of any veto we might attempt at the talks in Brussels next month
Given the long years spent trying to establish democracy, it is ironic that now Zimbabwe's main supporter is a totalitarian state: China
Like it or not, Donald Trump is creating a kind of anti-politics, relentlessly attacking the US’s political and media establishments
South Africa is now the front-runner to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup. Yet its sport is in disarray because of missed deadlines and financial chaos
The huge size of rugby players and the physicality of on-field contact is leading to serious injuries and, perhaps ultimately, to the death of the game itself
Britain’s difficulty is anything but Ireland’s opportunity as we face the long, dark night of a hard Brexit
A tide of southern hemisphere players is moving north to European clubs awash with cash, but where does that leave us and the game itself?
Fear of enemies, real or imagined, fills many in the US with a compulsive desire to arm themselves
Is the success of the right-wing German party and its supporters a warning from history, or a premonition of the future?
Jimmy Magee had a gift for encapsulating the moment in a phrase, and a phenomenal memory for all things related to sport
With Britain out of the picture, Juncker will move quickly to realise his federalist ambitions. This is not what we signed up for. And who knows where it will lead
When Kim Jong-Un rattles his sabre, he is well aware of the appalling havoc wreaked by the United States in his native land
Sinn Féin is leaving the North’s Remain voters at mercy of the DUP