Flanker Seán O’Brien is expected to return to the Ireland team against France having recovered from a hamstring injury. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

The consequences of last Sunday’s Celtic Demolition Derby has left Joe Schmidt’s team selection in a state of flux. Ireland were obliged to make 17(...)

Wexford native Tadhg Furlong has won all his four Ireland caps from the replacements bench. Photograph: AFP.

The likelihood is that Tadhg Furlong will win his fifth cap on Saturday in Paris and, like his previous four, it will be off the bench. His fourth, l(...)

November 13th, 2015: Eagles of Death Metal on stage at the Bataclan in Paris, moments prior to an assault by Islamic State extremists that resulted in the deaths of 89 people. File photograph: Marion Ruszniewski/AFP/Getty Images

The owners of the Bataclan concert hall in Paris where 89 people were massacred by Islamic State (Isis) extremists last November have said they are ai(...)

Steam rises from the stakes of the coal-fired Jim Bridger Power Plant outside Point of the Rocks, Wyoming. The US supreme court on Tuesday delivered a major blow to President Barack Obama by blocking federal regulations to curb carbon dioxide emissions from power plants. Photograph: Jim Urquhart/Reuters

The US supreme court has delivered a major blow to President Barack Obama by putting on hold federal regulations to curb carbon dioxide emissions main(...)

Amazon Theatre  in Manaus, Brazil is among the buildings that will go green on St Patrick’s Day this year.

An opera house in the heart of the Amazon rain forest and the home of the Boston Red Sox are among the buildings that will ‘go green’ this year to mar(...)

Keith Earls sat out Ireland’s training session at carton House on Tuesday. Photograph:  Billy Stickland/Inpho

The Ireland squad limited themselves to a run-out of medium intensity for about 45 minutes amid the snow flurries at their Carton House base yesterday(...)

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‘Neither a borrower nor a lender be” is one of many Shakespearean quotes that have long since become cliches. But do you know which of the great play(...)

Darroze (48), is the reigning “World’s Best Woman Chef”, having picked up her trophy from British magazine Restaurant at its “World’s 50 Best Restaurants” ceremony

The world’s best female chef receives me in the tiny, cupboard-like office from which she surveys the kitchen of “Hélène Darroze,” the Paris restaura(...)

The 1957 Ferrari 335 Sport Scaglietti, one of the most iconic racing cars in the history of the sport, is to go on sale at a Paris Artcurial auction on Friday evening and could reach a record price of up to €32 million. REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer

A 1957 Ferrari 355 Scaglietti of impressive provenance is expected to set a new record €32million auction price on Friday evening in Paris. That’s rou(...)

Muntadher Tareef (centre) and Hosham Hassen (right), who want to return to Iraq after about five months in Finland, at a travel agent in Helsinki. Many Iraqis who migrated for economic reasons, or out of curiosity about Europe, are now returning to their homeland. Photograph: Ilvy Njiokiktjien/The New York Times

Night after night, Mohammed al-Jabiry tossed and turned in his bed at a refugee centre in Finland, comparing life in Europe with life in Baghdad. Aft(...)