Sean O’Brien has been cited for ‘foul play’ against France last weekend. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Ireland flanker Sean O’Brien and Argentina centre Marcelo Bosch have been cited for foul play ahead of their World Cup quarter-final meeting, tourname(...)

Over 4,000 people from 47 countries submitted jokes in a competition ahead of Pope Francis’ US visit last month. Photograph: Screengrab/

A US rabbi has been appointed comedic advisor to the Pope. Rabbi Bob Alper was one of 4,000 people from 47 countries who submitted jokes in a compe(...)

 Minister for Health Leo Varadkar who said the HSE would be abolished over the term of the next government. Photograph: Collins

The Health Service Executive (HSE) is to be dismantled in the term of the next government, Minister for Health Leo Varadkar said on Saturday. He also(...)

Surgeons work inside a Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) hospital after an air strike in the city of Kunduz, Afghanistan. Photograph: Reuters/Medecins Sans Frontieres 0:51

International medical organisation Medecins Sans Frontieres has condemned the “horrific aerial bombing” by US forces of its hospital in Kunduz, Afghan(...)

Craig Gilroy scored twice as Ulster routed Treviso on Friday night. Photograph: Inpho

Ulster 48 Treviso 7 Ulster really needed this one after their debacle at the Scarlets and on the night when Andrew Trimble made his 190th appearance t(...)

Researchers in Cork have been using bursts of electricity to treat primarily skin-based tumours, such as malignant melanoma. Photograph: Getty

Researchers in Cork, who cured aggressive cancers in mice by hitting tumours with bursts of electricity, are to begin testing the radical treatment o(...)

Members of the media listen to the witnesses following the execution of Kelly Gissendaner at the Georgia Diagnostic and Classification Prison in Jackson, Georgia. Photograph: Tami Chappell/Reuters 1:15

Georgia executed the only woman on its death row on Wednesday, hours after the State Board of Pardons and Paroles rejected her final plea for clemency(...)

Drew Mitchell scored two of Australia’s 11 tries in their 63-3 rout of Uruguay at Villa Park. Photograph: Reuters

Australia 65 Uruguay 3 As warm-ups for the main event go, this was more pointless than the scoreline suggests. Not many, if any, of Australia’s line-u(...)

Footage from CCTV  shows the fire starting  at the petrol station in Michigan after the man’s attempt to scare away a spider.

A US motorist scared of spiders gave himself a shock when he accidentally set a petrol station on fire while trying to get rid of an arachnid using a (...)

The official overseeing the US bankruptcy of former Anglo Irish Bank chief executive David Drumm wants to abandon claims that he is owed $3.7 million (€3.3 million) in unpaid salary, bonuses and other benefits by the bank

The official overseeing the US bankruptcy of former Anglo Irish Bank chief executive David Drumm wants to abandon claims that he is owed $3.7 milli(...)