Mayor of Waterford 
John Cummins from 
of Fine Gael 
who
 has secured a seat in 


Waterford.

After two intense days filled with a mixture of jubilant displays and defeated demeanors, 32 councillors have been elected to the newly amalgamated Wa(...)

Full list of candidates The local elections in Wicklow won’t lack for talking points on Friday. Charlie Keddy is continuing his practice of(...)

Robbie Henshaw: “Robbie makes his own decisions and if his playing services are contracted somewhere, that’s where they’re contracted,” said Ireland coach Joe Schmidt. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Joe Schmidt has ruled out the possibility of forcing Connacht’s Robbie Henshaw into moving provinces mid-contract for the benefit of the Irelan(...)

IRFU chief executive Philip Browne: “Of course that [TV deal] was a discussion point and a consideration, but at the end of the day we had to find a solution.” photograph: cathal noonan/inpho

IRFU chief executive Philip Browne has declared he and the IRFU are “absolutely happy” with the new European Rugby Champions Cup format and organis(...)

Leinster team manger Guy Easterby at yesterday’s press conference at Rosemount, UCD. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

The question has become dog-eared, so too the answer. Discussing Luke Fitzgerald’s fitness is akin to drinking soup using a fo(...)

The IRFU president has said that Connacht’s only current international Robbie Henshaw will have to move to another province if Irish (...)

Arklow’s Main Street (centre) has been in decline for several years following the loss of more than 3,000 jobs due to the collapse of its industrial base. Photograph: Google Maps

One-way traffic was introduced to Arklow’s Main Street on a three-month trial basis yesterday in the hope of rejuvenating the Co Wicklow town’s shoppi(...)

Alain Rolland. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Alain Rolland has announced that he will retire from refereeing at the conclusion of the current season.The former international scrumhalf who went o(...)

Clare’s Darach Honan will pose a serious threat to Galway’s defence on Sunday in Thurles. Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Distraught, a barefoot Anthony Daly was met outside the Clare dressing-room by reporters. Davy Fitzgerald was away doing television so he missed the s(...)

Ireland and Wales line up before the Six Nations game at the Aviva Stadium in 2012. Sales of premium level tickets for Ireland rugby games at the stadium have disappointed. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

The IRFU last night revealed a €26 million loss in projected earnings from the sale of five- and 10-year tickets. Less than half the 3,700 tickets tha(...)