Minister for Health Leo Varadkar was the most frequently lobbied Minister on the alcohol issue. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Government Ministers and their officials were lobbied on alcohol-related issues more than 40 times in a three-month period, an analysis of the new re(...)

The judge told the Byrne family that while the settlement was a very good one, which he was happy to approve, “nothing can replace what you have lost”. Photograph: The Irish Times

The widow of a steel fabricator who was killed while working on a new gym at the Galway Sportsgrounds has settled her High Court damages action agains(...)

Ian McKinley in action for Pro12 side Zebre. Photograph: Inpho

Ian McKinley’s hopes of returning to play in Ireland have received a boost after the Irish Rugby Football Union announced it has applied to take part (...)

Ball control: the TV3 deal covers the Six Nations tournaments from 2018 to 2021.  Photograph: Reuters/Toby Melville

There’s been no disguising RTÉ’s wounds following its loss of Six Nations rugby rights to TV3. To borrow an analogy from another sport – one it still(...)

 Ireland’s Johnny Sexton during the Captain’s Run at the Millennium Stadium, Cardiff on Friday. Photograph: David Davies/PA Wire

Disaster. Johnny Sexton’s injury timeline, according to the Ireland management, is that the 30 year old felt tightness in his groin on Friday after tr(...)

Donnybrook Stadium will host the home fixtures of the Irish Women’s team and the Irish Under-20s. Photograph: Inpho

The Irish Rugby Football Union has announced that Donnybrook Stadium will host the home fixtures of the Irish Women’s team for the 2016 RBS Six Nation(...)

Kevin Potts, who said one of the IRFU requirements was that all advisers had to have been involved previously in winning a bid for a global sporting event

The Irish Rugby Football Union has appointed the advisers it hopes will deliver a successful Irish bid to host the Rugby World Cup in 2023. As Engla(...)

Younger age groups are gulping down their protein shakes – even though sporting governing bodies, such as the GAA and the Irish Rugby Football Union (IRFU), do not recommend them for players under 18 years of age.  Photograph: Thinkstock

I used to see these oversized, slightly sinister-looking plastic tubs with mysterious labels piled high in shops that I passed by but never went in(...)

Google regains top spot from Volkswagen in this year’s rankings. Photograph: Chris Radburn/PA Wire

Google has been named as the most reputable and trustworthy organisation in Ireland by the latest RepTrak study of corporate reputations.The report, c(...)

Don’t jeopardise success

Irish rugby, though a minority sport, has achieved high status internationally: Ireland are now ranked third in the world. That a country with far few(...)