Ulster’s Stuart McCloskey scores a try against Benetton Treviso during the Pro12 game at Kingspan Stadium in February. Photograph: Darren kidd/Inpho.

Robert Frost’s poem The Road Not Taken has a resonance for many sports people. It is commonplace among the athletic fraternity to face a choice as a t(...)

 Jules Thomas and Ian Bailey pictured leaving the Four Courts earlier this month. Photograph: Collins.

1991: English journalist, Ian Bailey moves to Ireland and settles in West Cork where he meets Welsh artist, Jules Thomas and sets up home with her and(...)

Jules Thomas and Ian Bailey arriving at the Four Courts  for his High Court action for damages. Photograph: Courts Collins

Here’s an overview of the key evidence from the High Court this week, where Ian Bailey is suing the Garda Commissioner and State over the conduct of (...)

Jules Thomas and Ian Bailey leaving the Four Courts. Photograph: Collins

A total of 54 suspects or persons of interest were identified by gardaí investigating the murder of French film producer Sophie Toscan du Plantier in (...)

Chief Superintendent Tom Hayes leaving the Four Courts after giving evidence in Ian Bailey’s High Court action for damages. Photograph: Courts Collins

Journalist Ian Bailey was among 54 people initially categorised as suspects or persons of interest for the murder of Sophie Toscan du Plantier in west(...)

Grenoble’s scrumhalf James Hart in action  during the French Top 14 clash against  Toulouse at the Stade Ernest Wallon. Photo: Raymond Roig/Geggy

Grenoble produced arguably the performance of the weekend when they travelled to the Stade Ernest Wallon and beat their hosts Toulouse 25-22 in a pul(...)

Chris Farrell scores a try for Grenoble  during the French Top 14 match against Racing Metro at the Stade des Alpes in Grenoble. Photograph:   Jean-Pierre Clatot/AFP/Getty Images

Chris Farrell’s initial sporting passion was soccer. Growing up in Fivemiletown, a village in south Tyrone and a short distance from the border with F(...)

Peter Stringer of Bath dives over for a try during the Aviva Premiership match between Bath and Leicester Tigers on Saturday. Photograph:  David Rogers/Getty Images

John O’SullivanThere’s no doubting the performance of the day in the Aviva English Premiership belonged to Bath as they thumped the Leicester Tigers b(...)

Ulster’s  Nick Williams returns to the backrow.

Injuries are rarely opportune but Ulster’s Stuart Olding will be especially miffed to miss out after suffering a concussion in last week’s victory. An(...)

Felix Jones returns at fullback for Munster’s top of the table clash with Ospreys at Thomond Park on Saturday night. Photograph:  Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Munster coach Rob Penney has made eight changes to the side that beat Glasgow last week for Saturday night’s top of the table Pro 12 clash meeting aga(...)