Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt will be seeking to fine-tune Ireland’s game plan in the weeks ahead. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Prior to the World Cup four years ago, Ireland would have traded four warm-up defeats for four wins in the pool stages, and that is exactly what trans(...)

Jason Platt  claims he suffered life-changing injuries after falling 27 feet from a window  as he tried to flick ash from a cigarette. Photograph:  Collins Courts

A man who claims he suffered life-changing injuries after allegedly falling 27 feet from a third floor bedroom window of an hotel in Kinsale as he tri(...)

Ivan Yates: ‘The psychological damage to yesteryear’s boarding-school pupils is worthy of thought.’ Photograph: Cyril Byrne

In all the scrutiny given to the historical institutionalisation of children in Ireland, no consideration has been given to the legacy of boarding (...)

Beef farmers at a protest outside the Department of Agriculture. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Beef farmers remain “deeply frustrated” over cattle prices despite some agreements being reached with producers at talks earlier this week. The execu(...)

 Farmers protesting outside Grennagh meat factory were joined by IFA President Eddie Downey, Henry Burns, of then Beef and Livestocks Board and Pat Smyth, IFA General Secretary on Monday. Photograph: Pat Moore.

The Irish Farmers’ Association has been warned that any further blockades of meat processing plants as part of the dispute with factories over beef pr(...)

IFA president Eddie Downey has said farmers need an urgent response from meat factories on beef prices. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

The Irish Farmers Association executive council has sanctioned further action against the beef factories as part of its campaign to secure beef price (...)

Farmers demonstrate outside the Meadow Meats plant in Rathdowney, Co Laois. Thousands of farmers assembled at 30 meat plants across the country in support of the IFA’s 24-hour beef-price protest. Photograph: Finbarr O’Rourke

Beef farmers and meat industry representatives will meet with Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney this afternoon amid an ongoing row over cattle pr(...)

The delegation  alleged that Irish meat factories were manipulating pricing and actively discriminating against livestock marts.

A delegation of marts representatives and farmers has complained to the European Directorate for Competition that meat factories are subverting(...)

Donal Lenihan is beaten in the lineout during Ireland’s 22-9 defeat to France in the Parc des Princes in 1982. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

There are more than enough examples of Paris being the graveyard of Ireland’s ambitions over the decades, but perhaps the most pertinent one is(...)

The positive trend in the profitability of farming has been clearly illustrated in a recent publication by the Central Statistics Office (CSO),(...)