The former Ireland rugby captain Keith Wood is to be appointed chairman of the first Healthy Ireland Council at a function in Dublin Castle tomorrow. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times.

The former Ireland rugby captain Keith Wood is to be appointed chairman of the first Healthy Ireland Council at a function in Dublin Castle today. Oth(...)

Eastern Region athletes LJ Ryan (17) from Blanchardstown in Co Dublin  and Adam Lalor (19) from Clonee Co Dublin after competing in the Mini Javelin heats at the Special Olympics Ireland Games at the University of Limerick. Photograph: Diarmuid Greene/Sportsfile

There are almost 70 years between them but the excitement felt by the oldest and youngest athletes competing at Special Olympics Ireland is perfectly (...)

There are a couple of well worn rugby balls lurking behind mature plants in the secluded gardens of Ardvarna on Stillorgan Park Avenue. And it (...)

The Ireland team celebrate after collecting the Six  Nations Championship title at  Stade de France, Paris. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

It was kind of our “that’s one small step for man” moment: “Forward pass mate? I’ve got it.” Only Saturday’s words were way more conseque(...)

 Brian O’Driscoll shows his emotions as he walks from the field after his final home international.

You know, when the crowd was chanting “one more year” while Brian O’Driscoll chatted with Clare McNamara on the pitch after he beat Italy on Sa(...)

Anglo kept three lists of politically exposed persons  or high-profile persons  to ensure it did not offer nor could be perceived to have offered special treatment. Photograph : Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

The list of “sensitive” borrowers who were clients of Anglo Irish Bank or Irish Nationwide range from billionaires to bankrupts, demonstrating just ho(...)

 Attending the launch of the Stuart Mangan Scholarship in UL  were  his brother  Keith Mangan, who is acting as a mentor, father  Brian Mangan and  former international  Keith Wood, also a mentor. Photograph: Alan Place

A university scholarship to support a paralysed student has been set up in memory of a Cork man who suffered a devastating spinal injury while play(...)

Richardt Strauss: ‘The doctor came in and said ‘Just relax, but it looks like there is a hole in your heart and you might have had a stroke at some stage’. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Perspectives don’t change, they shift. Sometimes they narrow to a point where all that exists is an oval ball and a number on a shirt. There it is, th(...)

All Blacks number eight Kieran Read has been named player of the year for 2013. Photogrpah: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

After conquering all before them in 2013, New Zealand have swept the boards at the IRB awards once more, taking away all three major end-of-season pr(...)

Jonah Lomu of New Zealand is tackled by Shane Horgan and Brian O’Driscoll of Ireland at Lansdowne Road in 2001. Photograph: Patrick Bolger/Inpho

“Ireland is a pretty significant place for me having played my first Test here . . . ” – Richie McCaw, New Zealand captainOne hundred and twenty two T(...)