The then taoiseach Brian Cowen tours the Grand Canal Theatre with Harry Crosbie ahead of its opening in March 2010. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

The Bord Gáis Energy Theatrein the Dublin docklands, is to be offered for sale on the international market at over €20 million – a long way short of t(...)

 Ireland captain  Jack O’Donoghue. Photograph: Andrew Cornaga/Inpho/Photosport

England U-20 42 Ireland U-20 15: There is no quibbling about the meritocracy of England’s victory as they eased to a comprehensive victory in the Unde(...)

Ross Molony and Jack O’Donoghue will be key men for Ireland Under-20s against England in their Junior World Cup semi-final in North Harbour, New Zealand. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The Ringrose clan, St Michael’s College and UCD can take the most satisfaction from this odyssey. That’s what any journey to the penultimate stages o(...)

While Carlow coach Anthony Rainbow knows they have a tough Leinster SFC quarter-final against Meath, he notes: “a lot of people are writing us off already but we’ll put up a fight.” Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Fact: the most destructive sportsman living on this island is a Junior B Carlow footballer. Only problem is Anthony Rainbow can’t pick him for Sunday’(...)

 Garry Ringrose looks to avoid traffic Ireland’s 37-21 win over in Wales. Photograph: Simon Watts/Getty Images

Ireland’s 35-21 victory over Wales this morning coupled with New Zealand losing to South Africa leaves Mike Ruddock’s side on the cusp of qualifying f(...)

Jordi Murphy: “I had two games off the bench for Ireland but I’ve been looking for that start and I’m going out to make the most of it and leave a mark.”

It’s been something of a rollercoaster season for Irish back-row forwards this season, thus testing Ireland’s depth there more than usually, and for n(...)

Ireland’s Chris Henry described the enforced retirement of Ulster and Ireland colleague and friend Stephen Ferris as a terrible loss for both  club and country. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

It’s been a while coming, some four years since his debut in June 2010 against Australia. For sure, Seán O’Brien’s absence has been a major factor but(...)

Ireland under-20 coach Mike Ruddockhas given Jack O’Donoghue the captaincy. Photograph: Dan Sheridan / Inpho

IRB Junior World Championship Ireland v France, QBE Stadium, Auckland (KO: Monday 6.35am Irish Time)Ireland face into their first match of the Under 2(...)

Leinster players celebrate winning the RaboDirect PRO12 Final at the RDS. Photograph:  Niall Carson/PA Wire 1:50

Leinster 34 Glasgow 12People leave but Leinster stay the same. Jimmy Gopperth and Zane Kirchner, signed with the unenviable tasks of replacing club ic(...)

IRB Junior World Championship Ireland v France, QBE Stadium, Auckland (KO: Monday 6.35am Irish Time)Ireland face into their first match of the Under 2(...)