Nina Murray: she says the cost of her high-grade compression bandaging is €3,340 per year, and the total cost of her yearly treatment is €6,390.  Photograph: Alan Betson

Lymphoedema is a long-term swelling caused by a build-up of fluid in the body’s tissues, when the lymphatic system is unable to drain the fluid awa(...)

Munster’s Donncha O’Callaghan banned for two weeks.  Photograph: Ryan Byrne / Inpho

Munster lock Donncha O’Callaghan will miss both European Champions Cup games against Clermont Auvergne after he was banned for two weeks for kicking S(...)

 Donncha O’Callaghan will captain Munster against Cardiff Blues. Photograph; Cathal Noonan / Inpho

Donncha O’Callaghan will lead a Munster side that shows 11 changes from the win over Saracens out against Cardiff Blues at the Arms Park on Saturday ((...)

 Andrew Smith makes his Munster debut tomorrow. Photograph: Stefan Postles/Getty Images

Munster have been unable to select short-term signing Eusebio Guinazu for tomorrow’s opening Pro 12 fixture against Edinburgh at Thomond Park.The Arg(...)

 Darren Sweetnam will make his Munster senior debut.  James Crombie/Inpho

Munster coach Anthony Foley has named a team with an extended list of replacements for his first game in charge of the province, the pre-season friend(...)

CJ Stander, man-of-the-match against Toulouse after coming on for Peter O’Mahony last weekend, will start tomorrow evening. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Munster have made a total of seven changes to the side that put Toulouse to the sword in the Heineken Cup last weekend as they switch their foc(...)

Peter O’Mahony: returns after injury to captain Munster. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Toulouse v Munster Thomond Park, 1.30, Live Sky Sports 2 Munster and Toulouse share a lavish history in the Heineken Cup; four homilies to s(...)

Peter O’Mahony has recovered from injury to start against Toulouse.

Peter O’Mahony has been passed fit to lead out Munster when they meet the four-time champions Toulouse in the quarter-finals of the Heineken Cu(...)

Gerhard van den Heever will make his home debut for Munster on the right wing against the Scarlets at Musgrave Park. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Pro 12 team news: South African winger Gerhard van den Heever will make his home debut and hooker Duncan Casey will start his first competitive Munste(...)

Casey Laulala: one of only three Munster players to retain his place for game against Scarlets.

A lot may have gone in Munster’s favour in recent weeks but coach Rob Penney won’t have to look far for motivation this evening’s clash with Scarlets (...)