Scotland’s openside Blair Cowan:  a massive penalty offender. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho 3:12

Charles R Swindol is convinced that life is 10 per cent what happens to him and 90 per cent how he reacts to it. The loss of a lineout can at times ha(...)

Dylan Hartley: will be looking to banish memories of the defeat to Ireland when England entertain Scotland at Twickenham. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

This has not been a great week for English sporting self-esteem. At least Bangladesh are not going to beat them at rugby union but a first Scotland w(...)

Finn Russell returns to Scotland team to face England. Photograph: Stu Forster/Getty Images

David Denton, Jim Hamilton, Matt Scott and Dougie Fife will all start for Scotland against England on Saturday after Vern Cotter made five changes to (...)

Wales’ Jonathan Davies runs through to score a try against Scotland during the  Six Nations match at  Murrayfield. Photograph:  Owen Humphreys/PA

Scotland 23 Wales 26Wales claimed an eighth successive victory over Scotland as they revived their Six Nations title hopes following a thrilling win a(...)

 Munster head coach Anthony Foley after the 33-10 Champions Cup defeat to Saracens at Allianz Park.  Photograph: Dan Sheridan / Inpho

A downbeat Anthony Foley could scarcely conceal his acute disappointment over Munster’s emphatic exit from the Champions Cup, thanks to a 33-10 defea(...)

 Munster’s Paul O’Connell is hit hard by Saracens number eight  Billy Vunipola at Allianz Park.  Photograph: James Crombie / Inpho

Saracens 33 Munster 10It was hard to describe this as the day the light went out because in truth Munster barely flickered. Saracens dominated for lon(...)

Billy Vunipola of Saracens. Vunipola will be one of Munster’s main challenges when they face Saracens at Allianz Park. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

“They are demanding . . . not necessarily demanding of the finest rugby skills but they are demanding of passion . . . They want to see you wear your (...)

 BJ Bothain Munster line-up to face Saracens on Friday.  Photograph: Cathal Noonan / Inpho

Munster coach Anthony Foley has made just two changes to the side the narrowly beat Sale Sharks last weekend, ahead of Friday’s meeting with Saracens (...)

 Airton Road Retail Park

Receivers are selling an office building in Tallaght, a nearby vacant retail park and an adjoining site for €4.8 million.Agent Ganly Walters, on the i(...)

The Central Bank has confirmed compensation payments totalling ¤10 million have been paid to more than 3,100 depositors of Berehaven Credit Union.

Compensation payments totalling €10 million have been paid to more than 3,100 depositors of Berehaven Credit Union, the Central Bank has said.The cred(...)