Clontarf’s Matt Darcy runs in a try at the Belfield Bowl. The player could play an important role for the Ireland Club international team in the coming weeks. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

Clontarf 38 UCD 17 Matt D’Arcy heated up a bitterly cold Belfield Bowl with a terrific hat-trick of tries as Clontarf claimed a 38-17 bonus point win(...)

Fergal Walsh of Terenure is tackled by the UCD duo of Emmet McMahon and Ross Byrne during the Ulster Bank League Division 1A match at Lakelands Park. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Ulster Bank League Division 1A round-up: Terenure College’s mid-season slump continued at Lakelands Park on Saturday as they were outgunned 33-24 by U(...)

RTÉ has announced that its deputy foreign editor Fiona Mitchell is to take up the role of London correspondent in January.  Photograph: RTÉ.

RTÉ has announced that its deputy foreign editor Fiona Mitchell is to take up the role of London correspondent in January. The appointment comes about(...)

Managing Director of RTÉ News and Current Affairs Kevin Bakhurst says the new correspondent appointment was possible thanks to “significant savings” since the closure of the London bureau two years ago. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

RTÉ News has announced plans to appoint a new London correspondent, two years after the broadcaster shut its office in the city. The RTÉ London bureau(...)

Ross Munnelly of Laois wins the ball ahead of Wicklow’s  Rory Finn at Aughrim. Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Laois 0-21 Wicklow 1-11Strange how so pretty a setting can serve up something so mundane. Aughrim seems such a natural playground for football, even i(...)

Wicklow’s Paul McLoughlin shows his disappointment at the end of the game. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Laois 0-21 Wicklow 1-11Laois have set themselves up with a glamour clash against All-Ireland champions Dublin after easing past Wicklow in the drizzli(...)

John Condon, nephew of Private John Condon,  who is recorded as the youngest battle casualty of the First World War and was known as the Boy Soldier, at the unveiling of a monument to his uncle in Waterford today. Photograph:  Patrick Browne

Waterford today honoured its war dead when it unveiled a specially commissioned memorial to the youngest recorded casualty on the Allied side in the f(...)

In the questionable decision to dispense with end-of-season play-offs (which belatedly return next season), fortunately for the Ulster Bank League,(...)

Cian Healy is fully behind his old club Clontarf as they prepare to face the world famous Barbarians at Castle Avenue next Wednesday. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Although only a small segment of the battle actually was fought close to the seafront in Clontarf, you can never let the facts get in(...)

A  woman views flowers placed on a burnt out vehicle near Independence Square. The information emerging online from Ukraine over the past week is simply astonishing. Photograph: Getty Images

Social media is now a Situation Room. The information emerging online from Ukraine over the past week is simply astonishing. While the digital (...)