Michael Cheika’s Australia can secure top spot in the pool of death if they beat wales on Saturday. Photograph: Getty

The first press conference Michael Cheika conducted when the Australia squad arrived in London from Bath was at eight in the morning in an oppressivel(...)

Wales captain Sam Warburton

There is a temptation to portray Warren Gatland as the poker-faced gambler, a man who follows a hunch, from his days in charge of Ireland, through hi(...)

Property Partners is seeking €750,000 for this five-bedroom house in Straffan, Co Kildare. What will that get us in France, Australia, the US and the Caribbean ?

Property Partners (Maynooth) is seeking €750,000 for this five-bedroom house on an acre in Straffan, Co Kildare

Australian police officers carry equipment as they exit a house after making an arrest during early morning raids in western Sydney, Australia, October 7th, 2015. Photograph: David Gray/Reuters

Australian counter-terrorism police investigating the shooting death of a police accountant are questioning four people arrested on Wednesday in raids(...)

Bondi Beach, with Seamie Heffernan aboard, wins the Curragh Cup ahead of  Order Of St George and Ryan Moore in June. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho.

Order Of St George is set to bypass the Melbourne Cup, although Aidan O’Brien could still be well represented with both Kingfisher and Bondi Beach exp(...)

An Islamic State loyalist in the terror group’s de factor capital, Raqqa, in Syria, in June 2014. Photograph: Reuters

The US-led coalition fighting Islamic State has begun preparing to open a major front in northeastern Syria, aiming to put pressure on Raqqa, the terr(...)

The Australian scrum was dominant all night and a source of penalties and crucial momentum for the Wallabies. Photograph: Reuters  1:35

Of all the people who had a cruel hand in ejecting the hosts from their own party, a special mention should be made of Mario Ledesma, the former Argen(...)

Liam Healy presided over a group which assembled an international business with a turnover of £34 billion. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Liam Healy, who has died aged 86, was Tony O’Reilly’s righthand man at the helm of his newspaper empire during its great days. From 1991 to 2000, Hea(...)

US president Barack Obama leaves the podium after speaking on the shooting at Oregon’s Umpqua Community College, at the White House. Photograph: Kevin Dietsch/EPA

US president Barack Obama angrily said on Thursday America had made a “political choice” to allow mass shootings like the one in Oregon to occur and b(...)

Good outcome: Sinead Mulhall reading with Marie Byrne, (right) to children as part of Chatter Matters at the Larkin Childcare Facility, Ballybough Preschool, Ballybough, Dublin. May 2014. Photograph; Dara Mac Donaill.

The Government is considering how it might best invest in childcare provision in 2016 and beyond and a call for significant increased investment is be(...)