Leinster replacement Garry Ringrose offloads in the tackle against Wasps at the RDS. Photograph: Ian Walton/Getty Images)

Slow, painful season coming. Not in Leo Cullen’s worst nightmare could he have foreseen a record home European defeat, especially considering the far(...)

Alex Gorsky, CEO of Johnson & Johnson. The company is expected to announce profits on Tuesday. Photograph: Reuters.

Johnson and Johnson, the world’s biggest maker of health-care products, said its board approved a plan to buy back as much as $10 billion in shares. (...)

 Barnsley’s Dan Crowley  in action during the Capital One Cup clash against Everton at Oakwell Stadium. Photo: Michael Regan/Getty Images

The never-ending search for tomorrow leads to a car park in Doncaster. Outside the Keepmoat Stadium, home of Doncaster Rovers, a tracksuited teenager (...)

 South Africa’s Duane Vermeulen: “If we don’t win we are out. We have to give our all. I’m ready to do that.” Photo:  Steve Haag/Gallo Images

A history of violence. Recent cuddlings of these gargantuan men is drenched in bloody yet wincingly enjoyable rugby. There have been 50-pointer(...)

 Christian Taylor suffered gunshot wounds to his neck, chest and abdomen. Photograph: EPA/Angelo State University

A rookie police officer who shot and killed a Texas college football player inside a car dealership in suburban Dallas has been fired. Chief Wi(...)

Mary Lockhart, Jacinta Deane and Jo Cooney at Greystones Golf Clubwatch their clubmate amateur Paul Dunne competing in the British Open Golf Championship at St Andrews in Scotland. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

The meaning of the words “electric atmosphere” were aptly demonstrated this afternoon as a roar of pure joy ripped through the normally sedate surroun(...)

 Mitchell Johnson took the wickets of Gary Ballance and Joe Root as Australia dominated the second day of the second Ashes Test at Lord’s. Photograph: PA

Australia have the second Test by the throat. After Steve Smith had consolidated his first day efforts by making 215 before he was lbw reverse sweepin(...)

A man has received a suspended sentence for attacking a shopkeeper and his son with part of a wooden sword after the shopkeeper broke the sword over his car

A man has received a suspended sentence for attacking a shopkeeper and his son with part of a wooden sword after the shopkeeper broke the sword over h(...)

People line up to take selfies to break the Guinness World Record.

The Guinness World Record for the most amount of selfies taken in three minutes was broken on Saturday afternoon at the TEDx Meeting of the Minds even(...)

Judge Sean Ó Donnabhain said Martin Doyle had shown “mindless reckless disregard” for the wellbeing of his 84-year-old  neighbour when he broke into his house on Blarney Street in Cork and set it alight on October 15th, 2014.  File photograph: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

Drug addiction does not excuse setting fire to an 84-year-old man’s house and destroying it, a judge said as he jailed a man aged 24 for a total of ei(...)