The All Blacks enjoy a singsong in their dressingroom after winning the Rugby World Cup final 34-17 against Australia at Twickenham on Saturday. Photograph: Phil Walter/Getty Images

World Rugby has promised to do more to further close the gap between tier-one and tier-two nations before the next Rugby World Cup (RWC) in Japan, af(...)

England’s head coach Stuart Lancaster leaves the   team hotel on Sunday. Photo: Getty Images

World Rugby chief executive, Brett Gosper has back tracked on disapproving views he held about England’s humiliating departure from the Rugby World Cu(...)

Judge Mary Ellen Ring who said violent  attacks can cause upset to people or pets who witness them.

Two men took part in an unprovoked assault on a dog owner who asked them not to feed a hamburger to his pet, a court has heard. Stephen Brown (20) and(...)

Mark Fields, chief operating officer  at  Ford Motors. It has been reported that  Ford  will  soon name  Mr Fields as successor to chief executive Alan Mulally.  Photograph: Steve Marcus/Reuters

Ford Motors has posted a lower-than-expected first-quarter profit as the US car maker saw $400 million in higher warranty costs in North Ameri(...)

The Sea

In recent years, John Banville has turned to writing crime fiction of a noirish hue. Somewhat surprisingly, this efficient, elegant adaptation (...)

Run & Jump, which took the prize for best Irish feature

After several years of biblical torrents, the weather decided to put on a decent show for the 25th edition of the Galway Film Fleadh. Mind you, was th(...)