It is not often that the Church of Ireland has a bestseller but such was the demand for Bishop Harold Miller’s guide to the Book of Common Prayer, The(...)

Connacht’s coach Pat Lam celebrates with skills coach Dave Ellis after the province’s Pro12 victory over Munster at  The Sportsground, Galway. Photograph: Inpho

GERRY THORNLEY This truly felt momentous, seismic even. In front of a record, near 8,000 sell-out, Saturday night at the Sportsground witnessed not (...)

Zaha Hadid: October 31st, 1950-March 31st, 2016. Above, at the Riverside Museum in Glasgow, her first major public commission in the Britain. Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

Zaha Hadid, the Iraqi-British architect whose soaring structures left a mark on skylines and imaginations around the world, and in the process reshape(...)

James McClean celebrates after slotting home a penalty  in the friendly international against Slovakia at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/EPA

Republic of Ireland 2 Slovakia 2 If Slovakia really left thinking that this is typical of what they can expect from England and Wales in June then th(...)

Such has been winger Matt Healy’s improvement over the last couple of seasons with Connacht that he was recently invited to train with the Ireland squad. Photograph: Billy stickland/Inpho

The Guinness Pro12’s leading try scorer would not where he is today were it not for Lansdowne. And Matt Healy probably wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t f(...)

Northern Ireland’s Gareth McAuley (centre) concedes a penalty by fowling Wales’ Simon Church in the area. Photo: Nick Potts/PA Wire.

In many respects it was one of those international friendlies that confirmed what most people already suspected. While Michael O’Neill’s Northern Ire(...)

Irish naval service personnel with cocaine seized from the Makayabella’. Photograph: PA

A ninth person has been jailed for his part in a plot to smuggle almost €300 million worth of cocaine into the United Kingdom only to be foiled by the(...)

Damien Delaney has been omitted from Martin O’Neill’s squad for the upcoming friendlies against Switzerland and Slovakia. Photo: Tony Marshall/Getty Images

Martin O’Neill appears to have drawn a line under the exclusion of Damien Delaney from his international squad, killing off any chance of a return by (...)

Jared Payne taking part in Ireland’s squad training session at Celtic Manor Resort, Newport, Wales. Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Jared Payne and Rob Kearney will almost certainly start for Ireland in their World Cup pool decider against France in Cardiff on Sunday. The squad ar(...)

Cardiff City owner Vincent Tan. Photograph:  Steve Bardens/Getty Images

Cardiff have sacked one member of staff and are set to discipline another amid claims their team to play Crystal Palace last weekend was leaked(...)