Leinster’s Jamie Heaslip in action against Harlequins’ Matt Hopper at the Aviva Stadium in December. Heaslip has recovered from a shoulder injury and is fit to face Castres. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

It drew a self-conscious grin from Jamie Heaslip. The Leinster player, who rarely gets injured, sat beside his coach Mat O’Connor and had the good gra(...)

Apoel’s  Cillian Sheridan after scoring against  Aalborg BK  in a Champions League play-off game.

It’s almost six years since Cillian Sheridan made his Champions League debut for Celtic at Old Trafford and while he left a year or so later and th(...)

Nicos Anastasiades (left), president of the internationally recognised Cypriot government, shakes hands with Turkish Cypriot leader Dervis Eroglu as they announce the launch of peace negotiations in Nicosia. Photograph: Andreas Manolis/Reuters

The leaders of the Greek and Turkish territories on the disputed Mediterranean island(...)

Minister for Finance Michael  Noonan says it is crucial for consumers to know their rights before they took out credit. Photograph:   Julien Behal/PA Wire

From Dingle to Nicosia via Madrid and Valletta, young adults will be targeted in a major information campaign about their rights in consumer cr(...)

A man walks past a branch of Bank of Cyprus in Nicosia. REUTERS/Yorgos Karahalis

Cyprus will receive €1 billion from the International Monetary Fund as part of the €10 billion rescue package it agreed late in March with euro(...)

Cypriot president Nicos Anastasiades addresses the nation with a televised speech from the presidential palace in Nicosia in the wake of the bailout earlier this week. Photograph: Petros Karadjias/Reuters

Big depositors in Cyprus's largest bank stand to lose far more than initially feared under a European Union rescue package to save the island f(...)

Cyprus has no intention of leaving the European single currency, the island's president said a day after banks reopened. Photograph: Milos Bicanski/Getty Images

Cyprus has no intention of leaving the European single currency, the island's president saidtoday, assuring Cypriots the situation was "contain(...)

A crowd waits for a branch of Cyprus Bank to open in Nicosia. Photogaph: Angelos Tzortzinis/The New York Times

Angry Cypriots queued to withdraw money yesterday as banks reopened for the first time in nearly two weeks under a regime of strict capital con(...)

A crowd waits for a branch of Cyprus Bank to open in Nicosia, Cyprus, yesterday, after almost two weeks of closure. Photograph: Angelos Tzortzinis/The New York Times

Patience and perseverance rather than panic marked the sorrowful opening of Cypriot banks at noon yesterday after a 10-day holiday. President N(...)

France’s finance minister Pierre Moscovici (left), IMF managing director Christine Lagarde, and Germany’s finance minister Wolfgang Schäuble  at  a Eurogroup meeting  in Brussels.  Photograph: Sebastien Pirlet/Reuters

Chancellor Angela Merkel has welcomed yesterday’s agreement with Cyprus for sparing taxpayers with (...)