The first players to tell their personal stories are Ireland and Leinster front-row Jack McGrath who speaks emotively about how he coped with the death of his brother by suicide in 2010 and Irish women’s player, Hannah Tyrrell, who talks about how she overcame her struggles with self-harm and bulimia. Photo: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Player welfare in rugby is continuing to evolve in a positive and proactive manner for the most part, an important consideration when examining a spor(...)

The four-star hotel is to be located in the Coombe area of the city, close to St Patrick’s Cathedral

The Athlone-based Hodson Bay Group has formally submitted planning application for a €40 million 263-bed hotel in Dublin city centre. The four-star h(...)

Developers require financing up front if they are to embark on projects, affordable finance. Photograph: Bloomberg

The new government must adopt a new approach, new ideas and new structures if the housing crisis is to be addressed. Multifaceted and complex problem(...)

Ireland are chasing their first win of this Six Nations campaign against a side they have lost to only once in Dublin. And when you examine the indi(...)

Outhalf Paddy Jackson will captain Ulster against the Scarlets. Photograph: Darren Kidd/Press Eye

Ulster v Scarlets, Kingspan Stadium, Sunday, 3pm (BBC) Stuart Olding continues to display his versatility by once again lining out at fullback in (...)

Adam Byrne will make his second appearance for Leinster three years after his first. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Number crunching highlights the magnitude of the task facing Leinster as they look to clamber to the top of the Guinness Pro12 in the inhospitable su(...)

 Eoin Reddan on Jimmy Gopperty: “He presents a massive running threat, a massive kicking threat. He’s a good passer, he’s a clever guy. He’ll prove to be a great signing for them (Wasps) yet.”

It wasn’t quite slapstick in the vein of Morecambe and Wise but Eoin Reddan and Jimmy Gopperth enjoyed winding up opposing halfbacks when playing toge(...)

A garda accused of theft of over €3,000 in overtime allowances, for duties it was claimed he did perform, has been found not guilty by direction of a (...)

The trial of a member of An Garda Síochána charged with five counts of theft has heard he allegedly made false claims for work allowances he was not e(...)

Flooded fields and roads near Athlone, Co Westmeath, as waters along the river Shannon rose to  severe flood levels during Storm Desmond. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

Storm Desmond has come and gone, but is anything but forgotten. Communities up and down the river Shannon continue to struggle; thousands of acres are(...)