Ireland rugby coach Joe Schmidt is helping out his hockey counterpart Craig Fulton as the latter prepares his team for Olympics. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho.

Craig Fulton, coach of the men’s Irish hockey team, has had discussions with Ireland rugby coach Joe Schmidt about how he can use rugby techniques an(...)

A Kenya Wildlife Services (KWS) ranger stands guard in front illegal stockpiles of burning elephant tusks at the Nairobi National Park. Photograph: Carl De Souza/AFP/Getty Images

Kenya’s president set fire to thousands of elephant tusks and rhino horns on Saturday, destroying a stockpile that would have been worth a fortune to (...)

Winners Jane Clarke, Ríona Judge McCormack and Chris Connolly  at the 45th annual Hennessy Literary Awards, in the RHA Gallery on Thursday,  April 28th, 2016. Photograph: Anthony Woods

Ríona Judge McCormack has been named the Hennessy New Irish Writer 2016 at the 45th annual Hennessy Literary Awards in Dublin. Judge McCormack’s shor(...)

South Africa’s main opposition party Democratic Alliance leader Mmusi Maimane celebrates  the Pretoria high court ruling that corruption charges against President Jacob Zuma could be reinstated. Photograph: Mujahid Safodien/AFP/Getty Images

South Africa’s beleaguered president, Jacob Zuma, has come under renewed pressure to stand down following a high court ruling on Friday that opens the(...)

Anthony Foley will no longer be in charge of picking the team at Munster. Photograph: Inpho

The Munster CEO Garrett Fitzgerald yesterday confirmed that the province’s newly appointed director of rugby, Johan ‘Rassie’ Erasmus, will supersede e(...)

Democratic Alliance leader Mmusi Maimane addresses up to 25,000 supporters at the launch of the party’s election manifesto: he told them South Africa under Jacob Zuma was moving backwards, and that change was needed to ensure the delivery of basic services. Photograph: EPA/Kevin Sutherland

South Africa’s two leading opposition parties got their local election campaigns off the ground in recent days, with both targeting the ruling party’s(...)

At the Madikwe Game Reserve. Photograph: Getty

‘Welcome home”; a South African man in a neighbourhood market takes my hands and, beaming, welcomes me back to the place where all of humankind began(...)

Chief executive Kevin Lane, chairman Aaron Forde and group finance director Donal Buggy at the announcement of Ornua’s results. Photograph: Patrick Bolger

News that Ornua’s nine top executives shared more than €9 million in pay, bonuses and pension contributions over the last two years “couldn’t have co(...)

 The Bank of Ireland Leinster Rugby Camps were launched by Leinster players  Jamie Heaslip, Jack McGrath and Hayden Triggs at a pop up training session in St Mary’s National School, Ranelagh. Photo: Matt Browne/Sportsfile

Andy Farrell’s tenure as Ireland defence coach began on Monday morning in Enfield during a 24-hour get together for the squad and management when he c(...)

Bernard Kudakwashe Matanire. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Bernard Kudakwashe Matanire slept through his alarm on the morning of his visit to Áras an Uachtaráin. He was so late for the bus to Dublin he didn’t(...)