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Wednesday 27 September 2023 Dublin: 11°C

# out the gap

This year
Dáil breaks for summer hols but political temperature set to be 'a little higher' on its return
The Dáil recess kicked in on Thursday, with politicians not due back until mid-September.
Last year
Thousands of students stage walk-out from lectures in cost of living protest
The protest aims “to remind college authorities and politicians that students aren’t an endless money pit”.
The Dáil has broken for the summer - but recent years have shown 'the little things trip you up'
The Dáil recess kicked in on Thursday, with politicians not due back until 14 September.
Gareth Bale thanks Real Madrid for ‘dream’ nine years in Spain
The Wales captain became the first British player to win the Champions League five times.
All time
High street retail giant Gap to close all Ireland and UK stores
The company said it intends to take business online ‘in a phased manner’.
Allianz scrap sponsorship with Saracens
The German insurance group has been Saracens’ main sponsor since 2012 but have pulled the plug on their arrangement with the troubled club.
Julian Smith sacked as Northern Ireland Secretary
Simon Coveney said he didn’t believe there would be a government in Northern Ireland today without Smith’s leadership.
Cavani keen for exit but Atletico bid rejected, confirms PSG chief
Atletico have failed in an initial bid for the Uruguayan, but PSG sporting director Leonardo is anticipating further talks.
Jo Swinson hints woman should replace her as Lib Dem leader after losing seat in general election
Swinson lost her seat to the SNP in East Dunbartonshire overnight.
World-Cup winning boss Lippi resigns from China job once again after loss to Syria
Veteran coach Marcello Lippi’s second stint in charge of China lasted just six months.
England duo Trippier and Rose set to depart Tottenham
The right-back is closing in on a move to Atletico Madrid.
Injury-plagued Carroll and Samir Nasri among those released by West Ham
Having struggled for fitness in recent seasons, Andy Carroll’s seven-year stay at West Ham is to come to an end.
Lakers part company with head coach Luke Walton after tumultuous week
Tyronn Lue has been touted as a potential replacement after steering LeBron and the Cavs to a championship in 2016.
'I went my own way' - Queiroz ends eight-year spell with Iran after Asian Cup exit
After seeing his side beaten 3-0 by Japan in the semi-final, the former United number two announced his departure.
Busy day as Liverpool and England duo move to Bournemouth
Nathaniel Clyne joins on loan while Dominic Solanke has sealed a permanent move.
Former Italy international Cassano announces retirement... again
Antonio Cassano says he no longer has the ‘mentality to train consistently.’
McStay steps down as Roscommon boss and retires from inter-county management
The 56-year-old was in charge of the Rossies for three years.
'I'm sad to say my time here is up' - Dundalk striker departs after short stint
Nigerian-born Marco Tagbajumi is on the move from Oriel Park.
Another one bites the dust as Lambert leaves relegated Stoke
The Potters fell through the Premier League trap door after a difficult season.
UFC cuts one of its top featherweights for rejecting fights with two ranked opponents
“He can go somewhere else. We have no use for him,” Dana White said of Yair Rodriguez.
Big blow for Connacht as the province announce the departure of Jake Heenan
The former New Zealand U20 captain has made over 50 appearances since joining Connacht in 2013.
Mahrez reveals desire to leave Leicester City
The Algeria international has been linked with a move to the likes of Arsenal and Monaco.
Athlone Town are looking for their third manager of the season as Ricardo Monsanto steps down
The Portuguese coach was only officially named as first team manager last month.
No birthday cake and no new contract offer, Yaya Toure set to quit Manchester City
The Ivorian’s agent claims he will now discuss a transfer with other clubs.
Creedon calls it a day after Tipperary bow out against Tyrone
Creedon steps down after more than three years in charge.
Michael Ryan steps down as Waterford manager
The Fourmilewater man will not seek to be reappointed next season.
Top Newcastle official Derek Llambias resigns from Newcastle post in wake of Kinnear's return
Another twist in the St James’ soap opera.
David Platt leaves Man City after Mancini sacking
The former England midfielder ‘declined an invitation’ to remain at Eastlands, the club said tonight.