Into the lair: ‘Dragon’s Den’ returns with two new ‘Dragons’. Photograph: Ruth Medjber

Is Ireland out of would-be entrepreneurs with, ahem, unique business propositions to delight peak-time television audiences? Hardly. Dragon’s Den ret(...)

 The Irish flag is lowered outside the GPO by army personnel. RTÉ has released  50 audio and visual recordings from its archives to coincide with the centenary of the Rising.  File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The RTÉ drama Rebellion is noteworthy for its portrayal of women as being front and centre of the fighting during the Easter Rising, but the real wome(...)

Ulster’s Ian Humphreys: “You have to fight that bit harder for recognition and respect, not in a bad way, but you know you are on your own.” Photograph: Darren Griffiths/Presseye/Inpho

The last decade has shown that club loyalty in rugby is only as strong as the contract. The business of sport has ensured that. Leaving, as Johnny Se(...)

(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

A controversial campaign group funded by drinks giant Diageo which aims to tackle binge drinking has opted not to support a ban on alcohol sponsorship(...)

Ireland coach Joe Schmidt faces a number of difficult decisions when it comes to selecting his squad for the World Cup.

Some celebrated outside backs are likely to miss out on the Ireland 31-man squad when it is submitted to the World Cup organisers by 5pm on Monday. No(...)

Connacht’s Michael Swift will play just his second match of the season against Ospreys after returning from injury. The 37-year-old says Connacht is in his blood after 15 years in Galway. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Michael Swift describes Connacht’s game at home to the Ospreys on Saturday as a bit surreal, which in his case is putting it mildly. It is only his se(...)

Cycling back to front

The sideways bike invented by Dubliner Michael Killian a decade ago is still causing international headlines whenever it appears in public (Shangha(...)

Gavin Duffy seen above ahead of last summer’s Connacht championship match in Dr Hyde Park has been dropped from Mayo’s  panel. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Gavin Duffy has been dropped from the Mayo senior football panel despite not having played a second of competitive action since his much trumpeted (...)

Robbie Henshaw says it was a great feeling to get the win, even sitting in the stands, in last year’s Six Nations, but “it’s a new challenge this year”.  Photograph: Morgan Treacy/INPHO

The first thing that strikes you about Robbie Henshaw is how grounded and level-headed he is. Aside from a striking physicality which is unusual for a(...)

Gavin Duffy: became a legal Mayo panellist on January 12th. Photograph: INPHO/Ryan Byrne

Mayo’s misinterpretation of the eligibility rules for intercounty transfers has left former Connacht rugby player Gavin Duffy in an eight-month sta(...)