Longford’s Colm P Smyth and Dermot Brady close in on Offaly’s Joseph O’Connor during the Leinster championship first round clash at Tullamore. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Longford captain Dermot Brady says his men are under no illusion about the task facing them against Dublin in Croke Park on Sunday but they are looki(...)

Former Crusaders back Tyler Bleyendaal has been going well in training for Munster. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Tommy O’Donnell looks set to miss Munster’s clash with Dragons on Saturday as Anthony Foley’s men bid to get the bonus-point win which could secure a(...)

FT.com subscriptions grew 21 per cent to almost 504,000, with digital now representing 70 per cent of the Financial Times’ total paying audience.

The Financial Times reported a sharp increase in profits in 2014, driven by growth in subscription and digital revenues and a record high circulation.(...)

Declan Burke and Catherine Donnelly at the launch of their books at the Sugar Club. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The late Catherine Donnelly could curse better than any woman, and some men, and would have made a great Lady Bracknell – but she was also kind, warm (...)

Ceann Comhairle Seán Barrett. Photograph: Frank Miller

A property firm co-owned by Ceann Comhairle Seán Barrett reported accumulated profits of more than €1.1 million last year.The Fine Gael TD for Dún Lao(...)

Munster coach Anthony Foley: “I don’t think there’s ever been a score between Munster and Saracens, they’ve always between tight encounters.” Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

The impact of Ian Keatley’s dramatic winner against Sale Sharks was felt immediately back home in Munster with almost ten times as many tickets bei(...)

A file image of the scene outside Longford Court House last October where a 30-year-old man  was charged with serious sexual assult on two young girls in Athlone. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The man who repeatedly raped two little girls in Athlone has started an appeal against his life sentence. The 30-year-old father of two (...)

Munster head coach Rob Penney (right) has admitted Munster have budgetary constraints to consider when sourcing a replacement for Casey Laulala..

Munster coach Rob Penney has conceded defeat to the French and English clubs in the transfer market, saying it is not possible for Munster to compete (...)

Casey Laulala: one of only three Munster players to retain his place for game against Scarlets.

A lot may have gone in Munster’s favour in recent weeks but coach Rob Penney won’t have to look far for motivation this evening’s clash with Scarlets (...)

Peter O’Mahony  is expected to be fine for the visit of Perpignan although he has been ruled out of the  match in Newport. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

It’s an ill wind and all that, but Kiwi Rob Penney believes Irish rugby teams, especially his own Munster side, can learn from the manner in which the(...)