Charles Piutau scores in the dying minutes against Leinster in the European Champions Cup match at the RDS.Photograph:  Brian Lawless/PA Wire.

The stakes are high for Leinster today. Following on from their alarmingly limp defeat at home to Wasps last Sunday, another loss today in Bath would (...)

At an Anglo-Irish Agreement 25th anniversary reception at the Irish embassy London were Michael Lillis, Sean Donlon, Noel Dorr, Tony Brennan(seated), Lord Robert Armstrong, Robert Andrews and David Goodall

Among the most pivotal conversations in the recent history of Anglo-Irish relations came between two relatively obscure officials during a walk along (...)

US senator Edward Kennedy: He played a key role in Northern Ireland, voicing concerns about the violence from the early 1970s through to the early 1990s. Photograph: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Throughout the difficult negotiations leading to the 1998 Belfast Agreement, then taoiseach Bertie Ahern kept in regular contact with US senator Edwar(...)

The 33-year-old Mark Chisholm has 58 caps for Australia. Photograph:  David Rogers/Getty Images

With Paul O’Connell joining Toulon in November, Munster have announced the arrival of former Wallaby lock Mark Chisholm on a two-year contract. (...)

Mark Chisholm runs with the ball during the Wallabies Captain’s Run at ANZ Stadium in 2010 - he will join Munster subject to medical clearance and a work permit. Photograph: Mark Nolan/Getty Images

Munster Rugby have signed Australian second-row Mark Chisholm on a two-year contract, as they look to fill the void left by Paul O’Connell’s depart(...)

Former Leinster forwards coach Jono Gibbes has signed  a three-year extension to his deal with Clermont Auverne. Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

The list of contenders for the position of Leinster head coach is diminishing by the day following the confirmation that Clermont Auvergne assistant c(...)

Munster have confirmed that Paul O’Connell will be released from his contract after the World Cup. Photo: Billy Stickland/Inpho

The IRFU and Munster Rugby have confirmed that Paul O’Connell will be released from his provincial contract pending the conclusion of the World Cup, a(...)

Bill O’Herlihy: his courtesy generated a co-operative equanimity, even in the face of turbo-charged egos and sharp disagreements. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/ Collins

Bill O’Herlihy, who has died aged 76, was a journalist whose career, stretching over print and broadcast media for more than half a century, was as le(...)

Freshways Food Co: Garrett Fitzgerald (left) and Diarmuid Shanahan

The Freshways brand has been going since 1990. Back then it was part of the Kerry Group – a high-quality facility in Finglas in north Dublin making sa(...)

Former editor of The Irish Times Geraldine Kennedy arriving at Government Buildings  for a hearing of the banking inquiry. Photograph: Bryan Meade

Six current and former executives from The Irish Times, Independent News & Media and RTÉ went before the Oireachtas Banking Inquiry yesterday. The(...)