Adam Jones has moved to the Cardiff Blues. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Wales prop Adam Jones has written an open letter to Ospreys supporters after signing for Cardiff Blues.The 33-year-old said he “couldn’t wait forever(...)

Scottish first minister Alex Salmond:  failed to secure ‘devolution max’ option on independence referendum ballot paper. Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

Some Scots want independence and nothing less. Before the referendum campaign started, however, the majority would have settled for running more of(...)

From left: Aislynn Bagnall, Eileen Muckian, Antone Bagnal, Michael Heary and Catherine Donnelly, who are all students at St Paul’s High School, Bessbrook, receive their A-level results. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

Northern Ireland’s school-leavers have again outperformed their counterparts in Britain when it comes to achieving top grades in their A-levels. Howe(...)

Rescue services in Killyleagh where a major incident was declared after a large number of boats capsized in stormy seas during the GP14 world championships. Photograph: Presseye

“It might have looked very dramatic from shore, with boats enveloped in squalls of wind and rain, thunder and lightning and even hailstones . . . but (...)

Allied Irish Banks lent €1 million to developer Michael O’Flynn to buy racehorses in January 2008. Photograph: Courtpix

€1m racehorses Allied Irish Banks lent €1 million to developer Michael O’Flynn to buy racehorses in January 2008, just months before the credit crunch(...)

The National Archives (the one at Kew in London) has a very irritating name. Which nation? It’s not Britain, since Scotland is excluded; it’s not the (...)

Juan Smith of Toulon dives over to score a try during the Heineken Cup Final between Toulon and Saracens at the Millennium Stadium thhis year in Cardiff. Photograph. David Rogers/Getty Images

Juan Smith, who last year retired from rugby due to an Achilles injury, has completed a remarkable comeback after being drafted into the South Africa(...)

Weslh captain Sam Warburton, who currently has no club to play for sits with head coach Warren Gatland and forwards coach Robyn McBride. Photograph:  ©INPHO/Colm O’Neill

Warren Gatland returned to Wales this week from his holiday in New Zealand one year out from the start of three World Cup warm-up matches but his prep(...)

Irish writer  Francis Ledwidge, pictured around 1915. An event will take place in Brussels today to commemorate both  Ledwidge and Welsh poet Hedd Wyn. The two poets never met, but they were both killed during the first World War on July 31st, 1917. Photograph: Hulton Archive/Getty Images

Heads of state from across the world, including President Michael D Higgins, gather in the Belgian town of Liège this Monday to mark the centenary (...)

England’s Moeen Ali wears wristbands supporting Gaza and Palestine during the third cricket test match against India at the Rose Bowl cricket ground in Southampton.   Photograph: Philip Brown/Reuters

Moeen Ali must stop wearing his ‘Save Gaza’ and ‘Free Palestine’ wristbands while playing for England, the International Cricket Council has decided.(...)