Ulster’s Alan O’Connor has received a three-week ban for a high tackle in the Pro12 game against Glasgow last weekend. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Secondrow Alan O’Connor will miss Ulster’s first two games of the European Champions Cup and their next Pro 12 encounter after receiving a three-match(...)

Brad Barritt and Charlie Hodgson of Saracens square up with Connacht’s Kieran Marmion (number nine) during the Heineken Cup round six match at Allianz Park. Photograph: Charlie Crowhurst/Getty Images

Connacht’s Nathan White has been suspended for three matches after being found to have stamped on Brad Barritt of Saracens during the Heineken Cup Poo(...)

It could be a decade before the research leads to a pill that could be taken by people with Alzheimer’s disease.

A new British study has raised the prospect of a pill that can treat brain diseases such as Alzheimer’s by halting the death of neurons.The research,(...)