Ulster head coach Neil Doak wants his team to believe they can go all the way in the Pro12. Photo: Rob Hardie/Inpho

Glasgow 32 Ulster 10 The ebullience to be found around Scotstoun over Glasgow securing their home semi-final didn’t stick around for long. After all,(...)

Richard E Grant: “There are 1,100 perfumes released every year. It’s like a 57-year-old man saying, ‘Right. I’m now going to release a pop record.’ You don’t stand a chance in hell. But here I am”

Richard E Grant has appeared in everything from Gosford Park to Doctor Who, from Bram Stoker’s Dracula to Downton Abbey. He has even made a wildli(...)

Water charges: Some people will be billed for undrinkable water. Photograph: Getty Images

Irish Water is back in the news? It never went away. But you can expect it to make a lot of headlines this week because, after all the talk and all (...)

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Paul O’Connell makes a flying tackle on Scotland’s Stuart Hogg. It almost goes without saying that the captain was immense leading from the front in his inimitable. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho 9:27

The mind, and specifically the mindset of a team, is a curious thing indeed. It is extremely hard to imagine Ireland would have played with such posit(...)

People take part in the anti-water charges rally crossing the Talbot Memorial Bridge in Dublin at the weekend. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times 2:27

Irish Water has reported a surge of people registering with the utility since Friday and said that close to one million of the 1.5 million homes which(...)

When is a deadline not a deadline and other Irish Water questions answered

Another Irish Water deadline? What is this one about?Well, people have until midnight on Monday February 2nd to sign up to Irish Water or else. Or els(...)

Workers install water meters outside houses in Fortlawn Estate near Blanchardstown, west Dublin, earlier this year. Picture Colin Keegan/ Collins Dublin. Workers install water meters outside houses in Fortlawn Estate near Blanchardstown, west Dublin, earlier this year. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin 2:27

There will be no penalties imposed on those who fail to meet this week’s “deadline” for registration with Irish Water although some who fail to sign u(...)

Minister for Skills, Research and Innovation Damien English and Professor Mark Ferguson, director general of Science Foundation Ireland, at the launch of SFI’s review of important milestones and achievements for 2014 and  its plans for 2015

Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) has published its annual plan for 2015 as well as a review of key milestones and achievements during 2014. The coming(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny said he was confident Irish Water would pass the so-called market test when the European Commission examined the new structure unveiled by the Government this week. Photograph: Cyril Byrne /The Irish Times

The Department of Social Protection is considering hiring more staff to administer the new €100 water conservation grant announced as part of the rev(...)