Brian O’Driscoll: former Ireland captain   would be a compromise candidate to fill new position of president in the newly-formed EPCR (European Professional Club rugby). Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Such are the heightened tensions between the warring factions in European club rugby including now, it seems, the one-time Anglo-French axis, that lea(...)

 Toulon’s Jonny Wilkinson lifts the 2013 Heineken Cup trophy at the Aviva Stadium. The competition is now set to be replaced by a new European Cup.

The onset of a new European Cup, run by a combination of Premiership Rugby, the ligue nationale de rugby and the (...)

This is the most significant and pivotal few months in the professional era, for the long-term future of the European game.

There is so much political jostling in the current climate of uncertainty within European rugby, with both a pan-European Cup and now the Pro12 being (...)

BT Young Scientists of the Year 2013 winners Emer Hickey, Sophie Healy-Thow and Ciara Judge at the official opening of the Eureka Centre. Photograph: John Sheehan
Eureka moment
  • Science
  • September 19, 2013, 01:00

Forensics, physics and strawberry DNA are among the scientific delights engaging primary- and secondary-school students at a new centre for inquiry-ba(...)

Britain’s chancellor George Osborne and Lloyds Banking Group chief executive Antonio Horta-Osorio address staff at a Lloyds Contact Centre in Birmingham, after discussing the sale of a 6 per cent stake in the banking group. Photograph: Joe Giddens/Reuters

A profit of £61 million on £3.2 billion worth of shares may not seem much to shout about, but the UK government’s sale of the first tranche of its sta(...)

The High Court has agreed with the decision of a Revenue Appeals Commissioner that Denis O’Brien’s permanent home in 2000/2001 in  Portugal.  Photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

Billionaire businessman Denis O’Brien today won a battle with Revenue that saves him paying nearly €57 million in Capital Gains Tax.Ms Justice Mary La(...)

Bain Capital, an asset management group co-founded by former US presidential candidate Mitt Romney, is reportedly considering buying the debts of a number of Irish companies with loans at IBRC. Photograph: Reuters/Jessica Rinaldi

The Sunday Independent reported that Bain Capital, an asset management group co-founded by (...)