Paul O’Connell celebrates scoring a try against Wales in 2002. Photograph: Inpho

(...) interviewee. His timing was pretty good too, arriving on the international scene in 2002, just as the(...)

Number eight Josh Beaumont has been added to the England sqaud for the game against Italy in Rome on Sunday. Photograph:    David Rogers/Getty Images

Maro Itoje and Josh Beaumont have been included in a 25-strong England squad for Sunday’s Six Nations clash with Italy in Rome. Head coach Eddie Jone(...)

Syrians fleeing the battle for control of Aleppo walk towards the Turkish border at the Bab al-Salam border gate, on February 5th. The districts held by anti-governmetn forces  in Aleppo are a prize they dare not lose. Photograph: Depo Photos via AP

(...) regarded as “terrorist” by the UN and the international community and declared legitimate targets by UN(...)

 Garda Commissioner Noirin O Sullivan arriving at the Department of Justice for a meeting Tuesday with Minister Frances Fitzgerald. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES

(...) international drugs trafficker Christy Kinahan, who is based in Marbella in southern Spain. Last Friday, a six(...)

 Syrian refugees   at the closed  border gate   in Kilis, Turkey:  Local councils in Aleppo  estimate that  100,000-150,000 civilians could flee the city if Russian air strikes continue. Photograph:  Chris McGrath/Getty

(...). International powers are due to meet on Thursday in Munich in a bid to resurrect the talks, but diplomats hold(...)

Seán O’Brien took a full part in Ireland’s training session at Carton House on Tuesday. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Andrew Trimble (shoulder), Simon Zebo (knee) and Johnny Sexton (shoulder) all sat out training at Carton House on Tuesday but are expected to train on(...)

Iraqi  forces   on the eastern outskirts of Ramadi: The recapture of the area from Islamic State secures a link between the city  and  an  army base operated by US-led coalition forces. Photograph:  Stringer/Reuters

(...) the Anbar provincial capital to a major army base nearby. Officials appealed for international(...)

Two international tennis umpires have been secretly banned, while four others face being thrown out(...)

Jonathan Danty made his France debut in the 23-12 Six Nations win over Italy. Photograph: AFP

(...) corner. “That warned me though, just how high the standard is at international level. “I’ve prepared(...)

Dan Biggar may be available for Wales’ game against Scotland despite spraining his ankle against Ireland. Photograph:  James Crombie/Inpho

Wales will decide whether outhalf Dan Biggar is fit enough to play against Scotland later this week. Biggar was forced off in the first half of Sunda(...)