Chris Henry. Photo: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Ulster officials remain optimistic that Chris Henry will make a full recovery after undergoing heart surgery on Monday although, understandably, the(...)

Brian O’Driscoll walks off with his teammates after beating Toulouse away from home in the 2006 Heineken Cup quarter-final. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

With Toulon currently the Everest of European rugby, Leinster’s evolution in France sees them attempt to scale the highest peak tomorrow. It’s also(...)

Luke Fitzgerald at the launch of the Guinness Plus App yesterday in the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Not unlike Luke Fitzgerald’s career to date, a large chunk of yesterday’s sitting was taken up cataloguing war wounds. “They don’t get me to do talks (...)

Munster outhalf Ian Keatley in action against Gloucester in the Heineken Cup. “I feel I have to use this year as the year to break through.”

It’s been a circuitous route to being a first-choice provincial outhalf for the Heineken Cup, but Ian Keatley has a fair body of work to his name by n(...)

Connacht’s Robbie Henshaw made his Ireland debut on the summer tour earlier this year

It is very simple. The IRFU, as their director of rugby Eddie Wigglesworth explains, live and breathe off the national team. Everything else is backgr(...)

Senators are in a position to focus on the task of being national legislators unlike TDs competing in multi-seat constituencies who spend inordinate a(...)

Fergus McFadden: swims in the sea as a way of relaxing. Photograph:  ©INPHO/Dan Sheridan

Do you think you have a healthy lifestyle?As a professional athlete, I need to take care of my diet and do a lot of physical exercise. Thankfully beca(...)

 Lote Tuqiri in action for Australia against Ireland in 2008.  Photograph: Cameron Spencer/Getty Images

Leinster are set to sign Fijian-born former Australian international wing Lote Tuqiri on a three month contract. He is due to arrive as cover for Spri(...)

Chief executive of the Labour Relations Commission Kieran Mulvey. Photograph: Eric Luke.

Chief of the Labour Relations Commission Kieran Mulvey has defended his move to chair an anti-Seanad group in the referendum campaign, saying his invo(...)

Chief executive of the Labour Relations Commission Kieran Mulvey. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

A new group which will campaign to scrap the Seanad has dismissed as “trickery” the notion that the Upper House will be reformed if the referendum is (...)