Gerry Barrett, a former maths teacher turned developer, is one of the largest remaining clients of Nama.

The National Asset Management Agency has appointed estate agent Cushman & Wakefield to sell a €778 million loan portfolio secured on property form(...)

 Callum McGregor has signed a new five-year contract with Celtic. Photograph: Jeff Holmes/PA Wire.

Tottenham will be looking to replicate local rivals Arsenal’s recent success against Besiktas after being paired with the Turkish side in Group C of(...)

 Neymar (shirtless) of Brazil and Fred celebnrate after the FIFA World Cup 2014 group A preliminary round match between Cameroon and Brazil. Photograph: Marcelo Sayao/EPA

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Rhy Priestland returns to the Scarlets side after his  Six Nations Championship campaign with Wales. Photograph: Inpho.

With their fourth successive win for the first time in a dozen years last weekend over Newport at Rodney Parade, (...)

Jonathan Davies of Scarlets is tackled by Ian Keatley of Munster in Saturday’s close-fought encounter. Photograph: Huw Evans/Inpho

Munster lost out on the chance of making history and then found out they had lost top spot in the RaboDirect Pro12 after suffering only their t(...)

Ulster’s Craig Gilroy at Ravenhill this week. “I’m fully fit now and I’m good to go again.” Photograph: Inpho

“He’s a fair coach. That’s all you can ask,” said Craig Gilroy this week. The Irish and Ulster winger was referring to (...)

Casey Laulala: one of only three Munster players to retain his place for game against Scarlets.

A lot may have gone in Munster’s favour in recent weeks but coach Rob Penney won’t have to look far for motivation this evening’s clash with Scarlets (...)

Brendan Macken scores leinster’s opening try during the RaboDirect Pro 12 against Scarlets at the RDS. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Leinster 36 Scarlets 19: It took Leinster an hour to get their bonus point at the RDS tonight in what was a relatively pedestrian game. Then again, th(...)

Leo Cullen, at a Leinster training session during the week, makes his first start of the campaign. Photograph: Inpho

There is far less margin for error facing Leinster coach Matt O’Connor over the coming fortnight than Joe Schmidt’s journey through November with Ire(...)

Connacht’s Matt Healy shows his disappointment after the narrow defeat by Scarlets at the Sportsgrund. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

Connacht 21 Scarlets 24Frustrations mount for Pat Lam’s Connacht after they suffered a seventh defeat on the trot in the Rabo Pro 12. The latest loss (...)