Clean Break: Aidan McArdle, Kelly Thornton and Adam Fergus

It’s not quite as rare as that orange moon, but a new Irish-made drama on RTÉ is a long-awaited sight. In Clean Break (RTÉ One, Sunday), a new crime s(...)

Missy (Michelle Gomez) is surrounded by Daleks in ‘Doctor Who’. Photograph: BBC/Simon Ridgway

The omens are good so far for audience numbers for the Rugby World Cup, with Ireland’s first two pool games in the tournament raking in viewers for TV(...)

Rachel and Michael O’Donovan, from Bandon, using a touchscreen  to order at the Musgrave Park McDonald’s in Cork. Photograph: Domnick Walsh

McDonald’s has opened a new drive-through restaurant at Musgrave Park in Cork. The €3 million investment and will create 70 new jobs, bringing the Mc(...)

The 2011 Rugby World Cup semi-final defeat to Wales was Ronan O’gara’s last appearance for Ireland. Photograph: Getty

“It was an episode which has burned so deep into the heart and mind of Ireland that it is not yet possible for the historian to approach it with th(...)

Munster have accepted a request from Donncha O’Callaghan to leave his contract early and join English Premier League side Worcester. Photo: Billy Stickland/INPHO

Munster have accepted a request by their most capped player Donncha O’Callaghan for an early release from his contract in order to play with English P(...)

Anhtony Foley believes last year’s pro 12 final defeat will make Munster stronger this time out. Photograph: Inpho

The disappointment of losing last season’s Guinness Pro12 final will be a galvanising force for Munster ahead of the new campaign that begins in a for(...)

Munster’s Shane Monahan is tackled by  Bundee Aki of Connacht during their pre-season friendly at Thomond Park, Limerick. Photograph: I npho

Connacht 28 Munster 12 Kieran Marmion caught the eye with a dominant 40 minutes as two first-half tries must have him back in Joe Schmidt’s Wor(...)

Donnacha Ryan in action during the Ireland squad’s training session at Carton House, Kildare yesterday. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Iinpho 2:37

Donnacha Ryan, the nutcracker, what do we really know of him? A man from Nenagh hurling stock. A man who broke the concrete exterior of the Munster(...)

Simon Zebo took his try total for season to eight in first half of Saturday’s Pro12 rugby match against Treviso. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Munster 30 Treviso 19 This will not be the first time Munster head into a key game at the business end of the season on the back of a stutteri(...)

Donnacha Ryan making his first Munster start since March 2014. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

As significant as this match is in Munster’s quest for a home semi-final, and indeed Treviso’s battle with Zebre for a place in next season’s Champio(...)