Clontarf’s Matthew D’Arcy makes a break against Cork Constitution. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

The Ulster Bank League Division 1A final pits the defending champions Clontarf against their predecessors as title holders Lansdowne in what promises(...)

At Ennis Circuit Court, Judge Keys said: “It would be improper and unconscionable for a jury to convict Mr Galbraith in the circumstances presented by the State.” File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Two young boys saw their father repeatedly slashed in the face with a carpet knife in an unprovoked assault at a daylight “ambush” at a cemetery in En(...)

Lansdowne players celebrate scoring a try in the last seconds of extra-time in their Ulster Bank League Division 1A semi-final against Young Munster at the Aviva Stadium. Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Ulster Bank League Division 1A semi-finals: Table toppers Lansdowne and defending champions Clontarf were the winners of two closely-fought encounters(...)

Clontarf’s Sam Cronin gets his pass away at Temple Hill. Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Cork Constitution 24 Clontarf 9Cork Constitution’s enviable cup pedigree shone through once again as they won the Ulster Bank Bateman Cup for the thir(...)

Lansdowne’s Tyrone Moran scored two tries as his side secured a home play off. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Lansdowne and Terenure College have secured home advantage in the Ulster Bank League play-offs following an eventful day in Division 1A.Leinster ‘A’ s(...)

Clontarf’s Matt Darcy runs in a try at the Belfield Bowl. The player could play an important role for the Ireland Club international team in the coming weeks. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

Clontarf 38 UCD 17 Matt D’Arcy heated up a bitterly cold Belfield Bowl with a terrific hat-trick of tries as Clontarf claimed a 38-17 bonus point win(...)

Fergal Walsh of Terenure is tackled by the UCD duo of Emmet McMahon and Ross Byrne during the Ulster Bank League Division 1A match at Lakelands Park. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Ulster Bank League Division 1A round-up: Terenure College’s mid-season slump continued at Lakelands Park on Saturday as they were outgunned 33-24 by U(...)

St Mary’s David O’Connor  feels the impact of the tackle from UCD’s Tom Fletcher during the Ulster Bank League Division 1A, match at Templeville Road. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Ulster Bank League round-up: Terenure College were stunned into submission by Ballynahinch this afternoon as the Division 1A leaders were beaten 14-10(...)

Conor Owende of Old Belvedere takes a lineout catch during the Ulster Bank  Division 1A clash against  St Mary’s College at Anglesea Road. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Ulster Bank League Division 1A round-up: Conor McKeon was the hero for Lansdowne as his nerveless injury-time penalty decided today’s low-scoring top (...)

A general view of the stadium during fireworks in the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Final match between Germany and Argentina Photograph: Getty Images

The World Cup may be just over but the focus is already turning to Qatar 2022. The plight of workers preparing for the World Cup in Qatar is set to fe(...)