After the referendum defeat, Alex Salmond said it was time for a new leader who could now take the devolution process forward. Photograph: PA 1:47

For Scottish leader Alex Salmond, the journey started with tales from his granddad about repelling the English invaders in the 14th century. It ended (...)

Heineken Cup: Isa Nacewa, the former Leinster utility back is tackled by ASM Clermont Auvergne’s Julien Bonnaire as Nathan Hines looks on. The new version of the tournament, The Champions Cup, has yet to put sponsors in place. Photograph: ©INPHO/James Crombie

The inaugural Champions Cup, which replaced the Heineken Cup, will kick off next month without all its major sponsors in place, one of the new Europea(...)

Paul O’Connell makes his first start of the Pro12 campaign against Zebre. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho.

Munster v Zebre, Thomond Park, 7.30pm: Dave Kilcoyne spoke this week about the team delivering for the fans and “turning up” on the day to win their (...)

 Paul O’Connell plays against Zebre tomorrow night. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Ireland captain Paul O’Connell will play his first competitive game for Munster this season in their Guinness Pro12 clash with Zebre at Thomond Park t(...)

A pro-Yes motorcyclist trails the saltire flag and the lion rampant flag of Scotland while riding through the town of Kilmarnock in Scotland yesterday. Photograph: EPA/Robert Perry

The referendum on Scottish independence has deep implications not only for the future of the British union, but also for the union of 28 countries tha(...)

 Jamie Heaslip: proud to be captaining Leinster. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Exactly a year tomorrow Ireland will face Canada in the opening match of their World Cup campaign. A long time in days and weeks but not so long when (...)

Ireland, Waterford: €200,000, Michael A O’Brien and Sons
What will €200,000 buy
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  • September 18, 2014, 00:30

Michael A O’Brien and Sons is seeking €200,000 for this four-bedroom house in Tallow, Waterford. We seek similarly-priced properties in Turkey, Franc(...)

With an eye to Scotland – Barcelona, September 11th : Demonstrators march during a pro-independence demonstration as part of the celebrations of the National Day of Catalonia behind a banner rthat says in Catalan “Now is the Hour”. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

It’s natural that most of us should be focused on the significance of the outcome as the polling day for Scotland’s referendum on independence approac(...)

The Bulgari store by the Spanish Steps in Rome. Last year, the company’s Irish unit was investigated by Italian authorities. Photograph: Giuseppe Cacace/AFP/Getty Images

Apple and Google are names regularly cited when it comes to using Ireland for aggressive tax planning, but the practice is open to a much wider range (...)

Eden Hazard (centre) with Loic Remy (left) and Lewis Baker (right) during a training session yesterday in Surrey. Photograph: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

Jose Mourinho has claimed that Eden Hazard can establish himself as “one of the greats of his generation” and Chelsea are confident they will agree(...)