Simon Zebo scores one of Munster’s four tries against Edinburgh in front of a packed Musgrave Park last weekend. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

In their hour of need last Friday, there’s no doubting that Munster’s Cork-based support in Musgrave Park delivered, and in spades. Whisper it quietly(...)

Intel has about 4,500 employees and about 700 long-term contract workers in Ireland, mainly in the chipmaker’s largest site in Europe, outside Leixlip, Co. Kildare. Photograph: Dave Meehan

(...) with their bosses on Wednesday. Intel said last month that it was planning to shed 12,000 jobs globally(...)

Munster coach Anhony Foley: “We need to make sure we win the game this week, otherwise we’re reliant on other people not getting results.” Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Guinness Pro12, the Scarlets, with their participation in next season’s European Champions Cup going down(...)

Cian Kelleher scores a try for Leinster against Zebre: “An unbelievable try from 50m, and I thought great, but I haven’t seen him again.” Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Saturday’s Pro 12 shoot-out with Glasgow for the chance of a home semi-final. Also available is Bundee(...)

 Aleppo, Syria: About 280 civilians have died in the city in the last 12 days, according to the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a monitoring group of local activists. Photograph: Reuters

Syria deeper into chaos for a 12th straight day. The latest bloodshed came as the diplomatic focus(...)

Cian Kelleher scores for Leinster against Zebre last February. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Leinster Academy and has seven PRO12 appearances under his belt scoring an impressive 60-metre try against(...)

Photograph: Pichi Chuang/Reuters

(...) that will see 12,000 employees shed from the company’s global workforce. Intel’s Ireland general(...)

Leicester City fans celebrate outside the King Power stadium after their team won the Premier League title. Photograph: Eddie Keogh/Reuters
The Morning Sports Briefing
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  • May 3, 2016, 08:57

Champions Cup it would be some feat, a positive Pro12 campaign for Irish rugby indeed - “Coming after the(...)

Rory Scannell: one of the young playes who has come to the fore with Munster during a tough campaign for the province. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Let’s hear it for the Guinness Pro12 then. Never before has there been so much at stake for the 22(...)

Woods still be pro-choice? – Yours, etc, M MACLEN Crumlin, Dublin 12.