Eddie O’Sullivan: Foreign coaches tend not to flourish in French club rugby.  Photograph: Alan Betson

News of Eddie O’Sullivan’s apparent dismissal as head coach of Biarritz Olympique will have understandably disappointed the many pundits, coaches a(...)

The recruitment embargo introduced by the HSE in 2009 meant there were  no staff jobs in the health service for the 1,500 nurses and 727 doctors graduating each year. File photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

The recruitment embargo introduced by the HSE in 2009 meant there were absolutely no staff jobs in the health service for the 1,500 nurses and 727 (...)

Mel Gibson arriving at Fox Studios in Sydney for a press conference in July 2015. Photograph: Peter Parks/AFP/Getty Images

Mel Gibson did not push a female photographer outside a Sydney cinema on Sunday night, his US publicist has said, calling the story “a complete fabric(...)

A shark has seriously injured a surfer in the latest attack to hit Australia’s central east coast. The 38-year-old man suffered life-threatening injur(...)

‘Decriminalisation of both the purchasers of sex and the sex workers ensures an environment with better supports and protections for everyone.’ Photograph: Getty Images

Sex workers globally celebrated when Amnesty International recently passed a resolution to develop a policy on the decriminalisation of sex work. M(...)

Australian surfer Mick Fanning  hugging US Kelly Slater after being attacked by a shark in Jeffreys Bay last weekend. Photograph: AFP

Three-times world champion Mick Fanning has returned to the water for his first surf since surviving a shark attack off the coast of South Africa l(...)

A man tries to help a horse stranded in barbed wire in flood waters on Wednesday near Dungog, Australia. Three people have died and more than 200,000 are still without power as cyclonic winds and rains continue to lash the Sydney, Hunter Valley and Central Coast regions of New South Wales. Photograph: Daniel Munoz/Getty Images 1:43

A cyclonic storm lashing Australia’s east coast for a third day was declared a catastrophe on Wednesday after destroying houses, cutting power to more(...)

25-year-old Nicholas Tooth died from a head injury after making a tackle during a NSW grade match. Photograph: Facebook

A rugby union player has died after suffering a head injury during a Central North first grade match in New South Wales on Saturday. Nicholas Tooth wa(...)

French referee  Jerome Garces:  Given Ireland’s penchant for competing in the air, the recent decisions by Garces may haunt them in Edinburgh.  Photograph: Inpho

A final day at the Six Nations where all three matches are intertwined, the possible king makers are Kiwi, French and Welsh. A penalty when the scr(...)

Barry Lyttle (33) is charged with recklessly inflicting grievous bodily harm on Patrick Lyttle (31), who fell and hit his head after he was allegedly punched by his brother during a minor dispute

A Sydney court heard on Thursday that Irish man Barry Lyttle is seeking a lesser charge over the alleged assault of his brother, Patrick.Mr Lyttle’s l(...)