Boyd Rankin has been named in Ireland’s squad for next month’s T20 World Cup in India. Photograph: Getty

Ireland have named an experienced 15-man squad for the next month’s ICC World Twenty20 in India, with captain William Porterfield one of five players (...)

Niall O’Brien has 50 dismissals so far in the Intercontinental Cup. Photograph: Inpho

Ireland’s quest for Test status moved a step closer after they completed a 145 run win on the final day of their ICC InterContinental Cup clash agains(...)

Kevin O’Brien helped Ireland to declare for 244 in their InterContinental Cup clash with Papua New Guinea. Photo: Inpho

Kevin O’Brien and Andy McBrine helped Ireland set up a good chance of victory against Papua New Guinea in the InterContinental Cup. The pair put on 1(...)

Opening bowler Boyd Rankin will return to play international cricket for Ireland from January. Photograph:  Inpho/ICC

Irish cricket has been handed an early Christmas present with the news that Boyd Rankin has confirmed his return to international cricket. Rankin met(...)

Conor Dempsey, chef patron at Amuse on Dublin’s Dawson Street, is offering a new range of set menus

Amuse your tastebuds Tasting menus can be a wonderful way to experience the mastery of a good chef, but they can also be overwhelming, with wave (...)

Andrew Balbirnie and the Ireland squad enjoy a game of rugby during a squad training session at Drummoyne Oval, Sydney, Australia.  Photograph: Barry Chambers/INPHO

Cricket is wont to putting things in boxes; categorising and breaking down specialist skills and disciplines to the nth degree. And when it comes t(...)

Brett Lee has taken up a short-term deal with Cricket Ireland to act as bowling coach during Ireland’s World Cup warm-up period in Sydney. The 38-year-old Australian retired from all cricket last month. Photograph:  Brendon Thorne/Getty Images

Australian fast-bowling legend Brett Lee will help with Ireland’s World Cup preparations after agreeing a short-term deal with Cricket Ireland to act (...)

 Eoin Morgan scored just 90 runs in seven innings against Sri Lanka, but the Dubliner has been backed to thrive   in his new role as England one-day captain. Photograph:  Gareth Copley/Getty Images

Alastair Cook admitted he was “gutted” to be omitted from England’s World Cup squad after being replaced as one-day international captain by former Ir(...)

Jason Gillespie: ‘Ireland are ticking all the boxes: they’ve done well, they’ve punched well above their weight in limited-overs tournaments.’ Photograph:  Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

Former Australia fast bowler Jason Gillespie believes Ireland should be fast-tracked to full Test status and that the country has the playing and adm(...)

 Ed Joyce has been in outstanding form for  Sussex ahead of Ireland’s games against Sri Lanka in Clontarf this week. Photograph:  Mike Hewitt/Getty Images

Ireland v Sri Lanka, Castle Avenue, Clontarf, Tuesday, 10.45am With less than 10 months to Ireland’s third appearance at a 50-overs World Cup a(...)