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Emerging Ireland will travel to Romania in June to take part in the 2014 IRB Nations Cup which will see a development squad play three matches(...)

Armed men, believed to be Russian servicemen, take cover behind an armoured vehicle as they attempt to take over a military airbase in the Crimean town of Belbek near Sevastopol yesterday. Photograph: Shamil Zhumatov/Reuters

Russian forces gathering on the border with eastern Ukraine may be poised to invade, the White House warned today, as the government in Kiev said t(...)

It was one of those Sundays in Foley’s pub when the craic was mighty and the gargle galloped along at a ferocious lick. For the crew of m(...)

The mayor of Georgia’s capital Tbilisi, Gigi Ugulava, has been suspended from office after he was charged with misspending public funds. Photograph: David Mdzinarishvili/Reuters.

The mayor of Georgia’s capital Tbilisi has been suspended from office after he was charged with misspending public funds in a case he and his opposit(...)

Protesters rest in Kiev’s City Hall, having occupied the building, on Thursday.  Photograph: Vasily Fedosenko/Reuters

As snow dusts the crowd on Kiev’s Independence Square, songs and jokes from the stage leaven demands for president Viktor Yanukovich and his governmen(...)

A woman walks past an election poster of presidential candidate Georgy Margvelashvili in Tbilisi. Mr Margvelashvili is expected to win this weekend’s election. Photograph: David Mdzinarishvili/Reuters

As Georgia prepares to hold a presidential election tomorrow, most of the chatter in Tbilisi is not about who will win, but whether Mikheil Saakashvi(...)

Richie Murphy with the Amlin Challenge trophy. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

The IRFU has announced that Leinster’s Richie Murphy will work with the national team goal kickers twice a week during the Guinness series in November(...)

Russian soldiers riding an armoured personnel carrier on August 22nd, 2008, near Igoeti, on the road from Tbilisi to Gori, Georgia. Photograph: Uriel Sinai/Getty Images

Mobile phones ping with a peculiar message in the Georgian village of Ergneti: “Welcome to Russia! ” Tbilisi’s official territory stretches on (...)

The waterfront in Sukhumi, Abkhazia. Photograph: Daniel McLaughlin

“We have to warn you about the situation over there,” the man in the little cabin said slowly, waving my passport towards the bend in the road. “It’s (...)

Emerging Ireland 42 Uruguay 33: Ian Keatley touched down twice and converted all six of Emerging Ireland’s tries as they claimed a 42-33 bonus-point w(...)

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