Ireland’s Garry Ringrose seen here in action against France produced another brilliant display in the Under-20 Junior World Championship pool match against Fiji today. Photograph: Anthony Au-Yeung/Getty Images

Ireland U-20 38 Fiji U-20 0: There is a Latin phrase ‘omne trium perfectum,’ which translates as everything that comes in threes is perfect or complet(...)

 Ireland’s Jack O’Donoghue will be hoping to lead the team into the semi-finals. Photograph: Andrew Cornaga/Inpho

Ireland coach Mike Ruddock has made four changes to the Ireland team for their World Under-20 Championship Pool defining game against Fiji at the QBE (...)

Ireland under-20 coach Mike Ruddockhas given Jack O’Donoghue the captaincy. Photograph: Dan Sheridan / Inpho

IRB Junior World Championship Ireland v France, QBE Stadium, Auckland (KO: Monday 6.35am Irish Time)Ireland face into their first match of the Under 2(...)

IRB Junior World Championship Ireland v France, QBE Stadium, Auckland (KO: Monday 6.35am Irish Time)Ireland face into their first match of the Under 2(...)

 UK Independence Party leader Nigel Farage speaks arrives at the Liberty Stadium, Swansea, Wales yesterday. Photograph: Getty Images

UK Independence Party leader Nigel Farage has been taunted over his decision not to run for Parliament in a byelection triggered by the resignation of(...)

 Ryan Tandy pictured in  2009. Photograph: Robert Prezioso/Getty Images

Tributes have poured in for former Hull KR and Ireland Rugby League forward Ryan Tandy, who has died in Australia at the age of 32, reportedly (...)

An Aer Corps helicopter lands to extract an injured soldier during an excercise in which 129 Defence Forces soldiers from the 44 Infantry Group entered the final phase of intense training in preparation for their forthcoming deployment to the United Nations Disengagement Observation Force, (UNDOF) based in the Golan Heights region of Syria. Photograph:  Colin Keegan/Collins

The situation in Syria facing a new deployment of Irish troops travelling there in coming weeks is volatile and can worsen at any time and wit(...)

A judge in Fiji yesterday kicked to touch an application by Digicel aimed at preventing the loss of its sponsorship of the Pacific nation’s rugby team(...)

 Aer Lingus has added Pula to its destinations, bringing the Istrian peninsula and pretty towns such as Porec within easy reach for short breaks and holidays
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We have travelled to Dubrovnik and surrounding Islands for the last seven years. We love it but find it getting increasingly more expensive. I see Aer(...)

 Lord Laird of Artigarvan: told undercover reporters he was willing to “bribe” peers to ask questions

Northern Irish member of the House of Lords Lord Laird faces a four-month ban for offering to accept a £2,000-a-month fee to provide firms and foreign(...)