Ireland’s Tommy O’Donnell is available to play for Munster against Scarlets in Wales today. Photograph: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

With some international and fringe players coming back from Joe Schmidt’s Irish squad and others returning from injury and illness, Anthony Foley tra(...)

 Charles Spence, head of the Crossmodal Research Laboratory in the Department of Experimental Psychology at Oxford University – “We’re also working with apps that match music to what you’re eating – your ice cream, your wine, your tea.”

A succulent piece of monkfish in a tasty sauce rests on the plate. You cut into the thick and moist flesh, place it in your mouth, and savour the dist(...)

Ulster’s Ian Humphreys charges through the Scarlets defence during the province’s victory at Kingspan stadium. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)

Ulster fulfilled the pre-match remit of winning with a bonus point, but the victory extracted a high tariff as five players went off injured. Stuart O(...)

Wales’ Jamie Roberts  could be on his way back to the Principality. Photograph: Joe Giddens/PA Wire.

It seems that Jonathan Sexton is not the only one who’ll be leaving Racing Metro 92, but the Irishman’s departure could be preceded by Welsh triumvira(...)

 Munster captain Peter O’Mahony. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Munster coach Anthony Foley has made eight changes from the side that beat Leinster at the Aviva stadium for romorrow night’s (7.35) Guinness Pro12 cl(...)

Oscar and Arthur Kenevey, of Clarehall, Dublin, at the bandstand in St Stephens Green, Dublin for the People’s Climate Picnic today as world leaders including Taoiseach Enda Kenny prepare to meet in New York next week for a UN crisis summit on climate change. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

More than 600 people attended the People’s Climate Picnic in St Stephen’s Green today. It was the main event held in Ireland to mark a global protest (...)

The author Simon Phillips is a mentor and trainer who specialises in coaching for business networking. As such he does a good job of providing some go(...)

Wayne Byrne and Eoin Casey of OxyMem, overall winners in The Irish Times InterTradeIreland Innovation Awards. Photograph: Conor McCabe Photography

The historic baroque architecture of Royal Hospital Kilmainham in Dublin played host to 3D presentations and a host of high-tech new innovation(...)

 Michael Fassbender. Photograph: Gabriel Olsen/Getty Images

As expected, three films dominated when Chris Hemsworth read out the Oscar nominations in Los Angeles at lunchtime. Steve McQueen’s 12 Years a (...)

Joe Rey, a grower at 3D Cannabis Center in Denver, Colorado, waters marijuana plants at the company facility last night. Proprietors of the first marijuana retailers licensed to sell pot for recreational use in Colorado were busy rolling joints and stocking shelves with their leafy merchandise  ahead of the New Year’s Day grand opening that marks a new chapter in America’s drug culture. Photograph: Rick Wilking/Reuters

The world’s first state-licensed marijuana retailers legally permitted to sell pot for recreational use to the general public opened for business in (...)