Rob Kearney has yet to play three matches in a row due to injuries this season. Photograph: Gary Carr/Inpho.

Rob Kearney would reject the notion that the third time’s a charm when applied specifically to injury woes this season. Since the Rugby World Cup he(...)

Rob Kearney will be back for Leinster’s Pro 12 clash with Glasgow on Friday. Photograph: Inpho

Leinster’s injury issues appearing to be clearing up appreciably with the confirmation that Rob Kearney will be back for Friday night’s Guinness Pro12(...)

 Former Ulster centre Ian Whitten has a big role to play if Exeter Chiefs are to upset odds.  Photograph:  Steve Bardens/Getty Images.

Wasps v Exeter Chiefs Ricoh Arena, Saturday, 3.15, live on BT Sport Wasps were hugely impressive in negotiating their way to what was described bef(...)

Grenoble’s James Hart during a pre-season clash with Connacht. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

James Hart is unlikely to forget the events of the weekend in the Top 14 match between Oyonnax and Grenoble in which he observed at close-hand an opp(...)

Shane Lowry looks like missing out on the cut in Texas. Photograph: David Cannon/Getty Images

It was a morning of frustration and disappointment in Humble, Texas, as Ireland’s Shane Lowry and Padraig Harrington looked certain to miss the cut an(...)

 Josh van der Flier and Richardt Strauss tackle Connacht’s Bundee Aki during the Guinness Pro 12 game in Galway. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Josh van der Flier took missing out on Ireland’s final Six Nations Championship match against Scotland about as well as you’d expect, trying to dilute(...)

Leinster’s Garry Ringrose gets away from Glasgow Warriors Ryan Wilson  in the Guinness Pro12. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Garry Ringrose refuses to be distracted by the avalanche of words, written and spoken and hugely complimentary in tone, that has engulfed his fledglin(...)

Developers require financing up front if they are to embark on projects, affordable finance. Photograph: Bloomberg

The new government must adopt a new approach, new ideas and new structures if the housing crisis is to be addressed. Multifaceted and complex problem(...)

  David Nucifora: “The process that we are moving to by moving away from a less generic form of development, is that we understand that not all of these players are going to move through and become professional rugby players. So for us we are investing more in individuals than we are in teams.”

Over the next couple of weekends, some of Ireland’s top Under-18 players will compete in a Five Nations tournament in Bristol and Caerphilly and a Tr(...)

 Tommy O’Donnell returns to the backrow for Munster. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Munster v Zebre Thomond Park, Friday, 7.0 Live on TG4 It doesn’t matter whether Munster are smarting from the nature of their defeat against the (...)