Denis O’Brien: ‘The craic (in soccer) is just great. The people you meet. The slagging is lightning. The same kind of fun as rugby but different.’ Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Wouldn’t we all do it, if we could? Is there a sports fan alive who heard that Denis O’Brien is chipping in to bring Johnny Sexton back from France(...)

Irish outhalf Jonathan Sexton in action for Racing Metro 92. It is also believed Toulon and Racing Metro 92 were offering in the region of €900,000 to keep Sexton in France. Photograph: Getty Images

Jonathan Sexton’s commercial agreement with Denis O’Brien, which played a significant role in bringing the Ireland outhalf back to Leinster next seas(...)

Frank Dunlop (65) agreed with Michael O’Higgins, SC, defending James Kennedy, that he had told “big lies about important matters” at the Flood tribunal in April 2000 but insisted he was now telling the truth to the jury. Photograph:  Collins Courts

Former political lobbyist Frank Dunlop agreed he told “big lies about important matters” when he gave evidence to a tribunal 13 years ago - but told t(...)