Connacht scrumhalf Caolin Blade scores his second try of the match in Connacht’s European Challenge Cup game against Bayonne at Stade Jean-Dauger. Photograph: James Crombie

Connacht coach Pat Lam hailed his emerging players after his second string pulled off a dramatic late 29-27 victory in Bayonne to keep their Challenge(...)

Danny Qualter, here in action with Connacht Eagles, will make his debut for the senior side against Bayonne. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

European Challenge Cup, Pool Two Bayonne v Connacht, Stade Jean-Dauger, Saturday, 7.45pm The extent to how the decision of the new Europea(...)

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A video published last night to mark the centenary of the 1916 Easter Rising has been criticised for not including any mention of the uprising or o(...)

A commemorative plaque at 16 Moore Street where leaders of the 1916 Rising made the decision to surrender. Photograph: Frank Miller.

The Government is expected to publish its plans for the 1916 centenary celebrations in the coming weeks, with a public consultation process to follow(...)

Irish Parliamentary Party  leader John Redmond.

Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams has suggested that John Redmond was a “man of violence” who sent thousands of his fellow Irishmen to their deaths in t(...)

Leaflets oppose support for the Voluteers and enlistment in the British Army - "Without the Irish the English would have been beaten by Napoleon a hundred years ago..."
The war against the War

Two of the most serious political casualties of the outbreak of war in August 1914 were the infant internationalist labour and women’s movements. I(...)

The current German government is pursuing economic policies that allowed the Nazis come to power in the 1930s, Siptu president Jack O’Connor said. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

The present German government is pursuing economic policies which allowed the Nazis to come to power in the 1930s, Siptu president Jack O’Connor has s(...)

 Connacht’s Jake Heenan clutches his shoulder in the Dragons match. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Two games and two wins into the season, and Connacht are once again struggling with injuries ahead of Friday’s first interprovincial against Leinster(...)

Father Joseph Mallin SJ. Fianna Fáil senator Mark Daly said the families of those who participated in the events of 1916 should be central to the upcoming commemorations.

A member of the all-party Decade of Commemorations Working Group has called on the public to convey birthday wishes to the last surviving child of (...)

Rare footage of Pádraig Pearse has been obtained from British Pathé. Photograph: National Archives of Ireland 0:44

Footage of Padraig Pearse’s famous oration at the graveside of O’Donovan Rossa will be shown in a new film about the revolutionary period to be launch(...)