Ulster’s Tommy Bowe is tackled by Ospreys’ Josh Matavesi at Liberty Stadium. Photograph: Ian Cook / Inpho

Ospreys 31 Ulster 20 Wales scrumhalf Rhys Webb crossed twice as Ulster missed the chance to go top and Ospreys moved into pole position in the (...)

Thomas Forrest Kelly: ‘Like writing, which in a way is a recording of sound, musical notation is a means of making marks today to allow one, tomorrow, to reproduce what cannot be seen and really can exist only in the moment.’

Capturing Music: The story of Notation, originated in a challenge from my wife, Peggy. She pointed out that I had written books for general audiences (...)

Bank of Ireland climbed 2.21 per cent to 32.4 cents. Volumes were decent, with 292 million shares changing hands

Markets bounced back from an earlier slide as hydrocarbon and mining stocks regained some momentum following increases in oil and metals prices.Hopes(...)

Lima was never going to save the world. What the UN’s 20th climate change conference (Cop20) was meant to do, however, was to lay firm foundations for(...)

Pat Donlon,  with her daughter Sinéad Kelly, granddaughter Emma Kelly and Frank Young at  Phelim Donlon’s funeral,  at the Church of St John the Baptist, Blackrock, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Phelim Donlon loved this time of year, his wife, Pat, recalled at the end of his funeral Mass in the Church of St John the Baptist, Blackrock, Dubl(...)

France’s Sebastien Vahaamahina on the charge. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

March 15th 2014 – Stade de France, Paris.The wonder is when not if it will happen. Ireland lead 22-20 as the seconds tick away. Not again. France refu(...)

Some key elements of the tax structures used by tech companies based here are in the sights of the OECD. In an update on its project to combat aggress(...)

Leinster’s Devin Toner in action against Harlequins: the lock admits the forwards didn’t show their ability in the game. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

The collective frustration continues. A win against Harlequins has maintained festive spirit but long faces around the training pitches in UCD tell a (...)

Late-night wrangling between UN members in Lima secured agreement between developing and rich nations on a framework  to cut pollution. Photograph: John Giles/PA Wire

After a marathon round of negotiations in Lima, sleepless delegates from all over the world have produced a road map that should lead to a historic in(...)

President of COP20, Peruvian minister of environment Manuel Pulgar-Vidal (right) and executive secretary of UN Framework Convention on Climate Change Christiana Figueres applaud after the approval of  document dubbed The Lima Call for Climate Action. Photograph: EPA

The UN’s 20th climate-change conference in Lima – Cop20 – could easily have fallen apart, and it looked as if it would on Saturday. But the irreconcil(...)