Ireland’s captain Paul O’Connell  will return to the camp over the weekend. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Paul O’Connell will return to the Irish camp ahead of Sunday’s World Cup quarter-final against Argentina. The Ireland captain will offer his vast expe(...)

Waterford’s Maurice Shanahan tussles with Matthew O’Hanlon of Wexford during Waterford’s Allianz League Division 1A win. Photograph: Inpho

WEXFORD 0-16WATERFORD 0-22Everything was in place in Innovate Wexford Park yesterday. The spring sun beamed down the venue, as a crowd of 8,500 turned(...)

The four-storey building opposite the Mont Clare Hotel on Merrion Square and Clare Street in Dublin 2

A landmark Georgian building at the corner of Merrion Square and Clare Street in Dublin 2, sold at the depths of the property crash three years ago at(...)

Clare’s Tony Kelly celebrates a score agains Wexford last Saturday. The reigning Hurler of the Year is included  in a strong home U-21  team  against Tipperary in Ennis. Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

It may or may not be ideal timing but Clare get the chance to move on from the surrendering of their All-Ireland senior title this evening when their (...)

Leinster’s Mike McCarthy will captain the Emerging Ireland squad at the IRB  Nations Cup in June. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Five full internationals have been named in a 26-strong Emerging Ireland squad for the three game IRB Nations Cup in Romania in mid-June.Connacht’s Da(...)

Andrew Trimble scores Ireland’s second try against France in Paris. “To win this award just means the world to me.” Photo: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

There would have been long odds on him being the chosen one as recently as last November, never mind the start of the season, but there will be few qu(...)

Lydia Branley, Largydonnell, Kinlough, Co Leitrim, leaving court yesterday after she settled her High Court action for €10  million. Photograph: Collins

A young woman has secured €10 million in settlement of her action over catastrophic injuries suffered when the car in which she was a front-sea(...)

Tommy Bowe

Tommy Bowe’s troublesome groin injury will sideline him for a tad longer than anticipated as he will miss Ulster’s RaboDirect (...)

Ireland forwards coach John Plumtree.

Paul O’Connell’s “fussy” leadership commands worldwide respect, according to Ireland forwards coach John Plumtree. O’Connell has made “rapid improveme(...)

Cardiff number eight Robin Copeland could be in line for a place on the Irish bench against Scotland. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Conor Murray insists there is still a fierce battle for Ireland’s Six Nations scrumhalf berth despite Eoin Reddan’s calf strain.Leinster halfback Red(...)