Britain’s prime minister David Cameron chatting with Royal Navy personnel in London on Monday. Britain will invest an extra £12 billion in defence equipment over the next 10 years. Photograph: Reuters/Justin Tallis/pool

This week you are invited to believe in the strategic prowess of government. Yesterday, prime minister David Cameron announced Britain’s most anticipa(...)

Boats depart Wicklow at the start of the 2014 Round Ireland race. The 2016 race will set sail on June 18th next year. Photograph: David O’Brien.

Dún Laoghaire’s Andrea Brewster and Saskia Tidey’s made the gold fleet cut at the 49erfx World Championships in Argentina on Wednesday, heightening e(...)

A Co Antrim schoolboy arrested over the TalkTalk cyber attack has begun a legal challenge over an alleged failure to implement legislation that would (...)

A 49-year-old Welsh woman who broke her left ankle and tibia after she missed a step at Dublin Airport has lost a €60,000 damages claim in the Circuit(...)

Wales head coach Warren Gatland has dismissed speculation linking him with the vacant England job Photograph: Billy Strickland/Inpho

Wales head coach Warren Gatland has dismissed reports claiming he might consider an approach to become Stuart Lancaster’s potential England successor.(...)

“A lot to welcome”.  Minister Alan Kelly, and Minister Micheal Noonan take tea  with  tenant Eoin Whelan after announcing rental reforms.Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES

Renting is becoming the norm for many in a nation that was once highly dominated by owner occupation. The proportion of households who rent privately (...)

Stuart Lancaster has stepped down as England head coach after the side’s disastrous Rugby World Cup campaign. Photo: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

Stuart Lancaster has paid the price for England’s dismal World Cup campaign by stepping down as head coach. Lancaster, whose side became the first hos(...)

Students from St Mary’s School, Dunmanway, Co Cork, with their winning prizes at the Something Fishy prize-giving ceremony at West Cork Education Centre

Students from St Mary’s Senior School, Dunmanway, Co Cork, are the 2015 national winners of the Something Fishy competition, sponsored by Inland Fi(...)

Julian Savea collects a high ball during an All Blacks training session: the player had to put in long hours to improve his aerial ability. Photograph: Phil Walter/Getty Images

The number 11s are hogging it today. Bryan Habana needs one more try to surpass Jonah Lomu’s record tally of 15 World Cup tries, while Julian Savea(...)

 David Pocock of Australia passes the ball during a training session at The Lensbury Hotel in London. Photograph: Dan Mullan/Getty Images

The state David Pocock and Israel Folau show up in may dictate this result. Their loss, along with Scott Sio’s busted-up elbow, would equate to Ire(...)