Tiernan O’Halloran will make his first Connacht start of the season against Bennetton Treviso on Sunday. Photograph:INPHO

Anthony Foley has made seven changes for Munster’s Pro 12 fixture against Glasgow Warriors at Musgrave Park on Saturday night. Denis Hurley is set to (...)

Ulster outhalf Ian Humphreys says province are determined to win the block of four matches during the Six Nations. Photograph: Darren Griffiths/Presseye/Inpho

Ulster initially suffered the January blues. They lost a Guinness Pro12 match to Leinster and then, despite a defiant and gutsy four-try salvo against(...)

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The cats – Maine Coons and British Shorthairs – are real, but the fur is fake in this winter shoot by Anita Sadoswka, styled by Carmel Daly. Fashio(...)

 Paul O’Connell plays against Zebre tomorrow night. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Ireland captain Paul O’Connell will play his first competitive game for Munster this season in their Guinness Pro12 clash with Zebre at Thomond Park t(...)

 Ivan Dineen: will fill problem number 12 position for Munster against Treviso. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho.

Treviso v Munster, Stadio Monigo, 7.35pm: In theory Munster have created the ideal scenario in which to evolve. As the first province to construct an(...)

Relatives show pictures of garment workers believed to be trapped under the rubble of the collapsed Rana Plaza building last year. Clothes brands have been criticised for not doing enough to help families of victims. Photograph: Reuters

A call has been made for well known clothes brands to make “immediate and significant” payments to a fund set up to raise money for the victims(...)

Stephen Ferris injured his left ankle in training but is expected to back for Leinster game in a fortnight’s time.

The inclusion of the words ankle injury in a sentence that contains the name Stephen Ferris induces a sharp intake of breath and not (...)

Desmond Burke of Tourism Ireland with Emma Greene (left) and Rebecca Birka at the dress rehearsal in southern Sweden for the Battle of Clontarf re-enactment. Photograph: Tourism Ireland/Martin Lindeborg

Iarnród Éireann has warned there will be no north Dublin Dart services on Sunday, the second day of the Battle of Clontarf Festival in St Anne’s Pa(...)

Simon Zebo and Keith Earls. Earls, now recovered from injury, starts against Treviso while Zebo will be on the bench. Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Besides the giant red figure locking down beside Billy Holland tonight, a suitably aggrieved Munster should take (...)

Connacht’s Kieran Marmion (left) and  Eoghan Masterson are set to start against Dragons. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Connacht coach Pat Lam has decided against making any changes to his starting XV ahead of the PRO12 match against Newport-Gwent Dragons at Rod(...)