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(...)

Simon Zebo moves to fullback for Munster’s Guinness Pro 12 trip to play Edinburgh on Saturday. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Munster coach Anthony Foley is able to call upon a number of Ireland internationals as they make their first appearance of the season for the provi(...)

Barrister Mary Fay said  Enable Ireland Disability Services Ltd had become aware that information co-ordinator Caroline Sheehan had allegedly posted pictures of children  on her Twitter account. File photograph:  Kimihiro Hoshino/AFP/Getty Images

An employee in an Enable Ireland disability centre has allegedly posted photographs of children on social media without permission, the Circuit Civil (...)

 Wesley Fofana  runs with a ball next to captain Thierry Dusautoir during a France training session at Stadium MK in Milton Keynes. Photograph: Getty

POOL D: France v Canada, Milton Keynes, 8.0 (Live on TV3, ITV) French coach Philippe Saint-André has put out the nucleus of the team that will (...)

Ian Madigan: “It was very satisfying to see the stuff we have been working on over the last three of four weeks come to fruition.” Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Ian Madigan watched from the bench as Johnny Sexton’s effervescence allowed Ireland’s backs to sparkle and fizz during the 50-7 victory over Canada a(...)

Lansdowne head coach Mike Ruddock: doesn’t believe the loss of Leigh Halfpenny and Rhys Webb to injury will have a massive impact on Wales’ chances at the World Cup. Photograph: Inpho

Mike Ruddock knows a thing or two about winning trophies whether it’s with the Mumbles club and their Welsh Division Three South West title triumph t(...)