Connacht head coach Pat Lam has been setting his targets for the upcoming season. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

(...) so.” “There are two ways we can qualify this season. We must finish in the top 6 of the Pro12 or win(...)

Ardagh reported revenue of €1.3 billion for the second quarter, up 2 per cent on the €1.28 billion announced for the same quarter last year

(...) quarter, up 12 per cent compared with pro forma revenue for the same three-month period a year earlier(...)

Michael Hoey of Northern Ireland tees off on the par four 6th hole in his match against Gregory Havret of France during the third round of the Saltire Energy Paul Lawrie Matchplay at Murcar Links Golf Course. Photograph: Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images

(...)’s involvement in the inaugural in the Saltire Energy Paul Lawrie Matchplay in Aberdeen. Hoey had needed just 12(...)

Golfing twins, Leona and Lisa Maguire. “As sisters they will always be close,” says their mother, Breda. “But that doesn’t mean they will always be together.” Photograph: Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile

I can go to. A huge confidence boost for me to know the gap between the top amateur and pro isn(...)

Central Bank chief economist Gabriel Fagan, and Gillian Phelan, head of monetary policy, at the press conference on the Central Bank’s Quarterly Bulletin. Photograph: Eric Luke

Government prepares an expansionary package between €1.2 billion and €1.5 billion in the October Budget(...)

Cian Healy underwent disc surgery towards the end of last season. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

(...) revealed at a press conference following Leinster’s Pro12 victory over Treviso, when former head coach Matt(...)

Pro-choice protest in Dublin last week. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

I’m 14. I’m in religion class. We are having a “debate” about abortion, but there is no pro(...)

Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras listen to speakers during a session at the Greek parliament. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

(...) succumbed to the demands of foreign lenders earlier this month – accepting an ultimatum to find € 12bn of(...)

Joe Schmidt will continue as Ireland  coach until the summer of 2017. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

(...) saw Leinster win the Amlin Challenge Cup and the Pro 12 titles.

 Leo Cullen: preparing Leinster to play Edinburgh on September 4th. Photograph: Inpho/Cathal Noonan

(...) coach before November, open their Guinness Pro12 campaign away to Edinburgh on September 4th (live on TG(...)