He goes, “I’ve decided I want to be a solicitodder. To one of the big criminoddle famidies.”

I call out to see Ronan on Monday morning. He’s smoking one of his world famous rollies and filling in a form. I’m like, “Alright, Ro? Is that the ce(...)

The first players to tell their personal stories are Ireland and Leinster front-row Jack McGrath who speaks emotively about how he coped with the death of his brother by suicide in 2010 and Irish women’s player, Hannah Tyrrell, who talks about how she overcame her struggles with self-harm and bulimia. Photo: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Player welfare in rugby is continuing to evolve in a positive and proactive manner for the most part, an important consideration when examining a spor(...)

 Simon Keogh, operations manager and head of legal affairs in Irupa. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Since rugby became professional agents have been around, growing at first but now at a steady 12 in Ireland. Initially the parents of players helped t(...)

All Black Sonny Bill Williams, who will play for New Zealand at the Rio Olympics. Photograph: Jeremy Lee/Reuters

Being in from the start when something morphs from curio to cultural mainstream is a financial fantasy for moneybags everywhere. Sport is no different(...)

Catherine Costigan started practising MMA in the 1990s. Others told her she was “mental”. Photographh: Brian Gavin/Press 22

By her own admission, MMA fighter Catherine Costigan, is not a normal person. In fact, challenging convention is the theme of her life. She comes from(...)

Leinster’s Garry Ringrose gets away from Glasgow Warriors Ryan Wilson  in the Guinness Pro12. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Garry Ringrose refuses to be distracted by the avalanche of words, written and spoken and hugely complimentary in tone, that has engulfed his fledglin(...)

Jared Payne is set to link up with Robbie Henshaw for Ireland’s game against Italy at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday.

Simon Zebo and Jared Payne are set to be restored to a more familiar looking Irish line-up around lunchtime on Thursday, when Joe Schmidt unveils Ire(...)

Suffragist Margaret Sandhurst was the first woman to be given the Freedom of the City, in 1889, three years before her death.

In 140 years, 80 people have been awarded the Freedom of the City of Dublin. Nominated by the Lord Mayor, and approved by Dublin City Council, the awa(...)

Brian Hurley celebrates a score against Dublin in Croke Park. Photograph: Inpho

Dublin 2-14 Cork 2-10 Jim Gavin has confirmed that current footballer of the year Jack McCaffrey will be unavailable to Dublin for this year’s champ(...)

Mike Brown of England celebrates scoring a try against Ireland. Photograph: Andrew Fosker/Inpho

Irish rugby fans have been able to look past Mike Brown’s on-pitch antics in Twickenham last weekend - with over one in 10 of them admitting they wou(...)