Kyran McLaughlin, deputy chairman of Davy and head of capital markets, told staff that Mr Smith had made the decision himself as he “wants to pursue a number of other interests at this stage in his life”

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France have pulled David Smith (L) out of their squad for Friday’s Six Nations clash with Wales after discovering he was ineligible to play for Les Bleus. Photograph: Afo

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(From left) Fergus Finlay, Joanna Fortune, Kieran Mulvey and Aine Lynch of the Stop Out-of-Control Drinking campaign. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

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Dylan Walker, above, and Aaron Gray were rushed to hospital on Tuesday. Photograph: Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images

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Mr Loomes has been with Diageo for 16 years and led the Guinness 250th celebration in 2009 in Ireland and the inaugural Arthur’s Day campaign the following year

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David Smith: after four years in Ireland, he will head up Diageo’s Australia and New Zealand operations

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Barbarians’ Wynand Oliver and Gerhard Vosloo tackle Ireland’s Colm O’Shea during the friendly match at Thomond Park.

Joe Schmidt admitted any prospective citing against Jack McGrath for his 32nd minute knee into the back of the Barbarians’ Georgian lock Konstantin Mi(...)

Barbarians’ Zane Kirchner touches down to score a try in the game against an Ireland XVat Thomond park. Photo: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Barbarians 22 Ireland 21 The individual consequences will be more significant after Ireland slipped to a defeat at Thomond Park that will merely be a(...)