Tammany Hall:  “Never write if you can speak; never speak if you can nod; never nod if you can wink.” Photo:  R. Gates/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

The first account of the Irish revolutionary period by a professional historian was published while the fires of the civil war were still burning. In (...)

A man signs the book of condolences on Tuesday for Garda Tony Golden, who was shot dead in Omeath last Sunday evening. Photograph:  Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin

The family of Siobhán Phillips, who was being assisted by Tony Golden at the time of the incident in which he was killed, has praised the garda for “(...)

Former Leinster forwards coach Jono Gibbes has signed  a three-year extension to his deal with Clermont Auverne. Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

The list of contenders for the position of Leinster head coach is diminishing by the day following the confirmation that Clermont Auvergne assistant c(...)

CBC captain Eoin Monahan lifts the trophy. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Though the scoreline is flattering CBC were worthy winners of the Munster Schools junior cup when they inflicted a third final defeat in a row on Cres(...)

 Police investigating the disappearance of teenager Becky Watts say they have found body parts at a house in Bristol. Four men and one woman have been arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender and Becky’s stepbrother and his girlfriend have been kept in custody. Photo: Matt Cardy/Getty Images

The stepbrother of 16-year-old Becky Watts has been charged with her murder, while his girlfriend has been charged with intending to pervert the cours(...)

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(...)