The family of the late Brian Lenihan has strongly criticised Jean Claude Trichet for comments he made about the former Minister for Finance. Mary O’Rourke (above) said she believed Mr Lenihan’s version of events over that of the former European Central Bank President.

The family of the late Brian Lenihan has strongly criticised Jean Claude Trichet for comments he made about the former Minister for Finance.Mary O’Rou(...)

A teenage Gordon D’Arcy at Ireland squad training in 1998. Photograph: Keith Heneghan/Inpho

First sight of Gordon D’Arcy was on his knees in the background. The snapshot from March 1995 is of Geordan Murphy, his predecessor in the art of evas(...)

Gordon D’Arcy’s announcement does not rule out the possibility of  a World Cup farewell. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

It’s been one of the stellar Irish rugby careers, for sure, and when the end of October comes and Gordon D’Arcy heads into the sunset he can do so (...)

Church of Ireland Archbishop of Dublin Michael Jackson (second from right) with Catholic Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin blessing the unveiling of a Homeless Jesus statue at Christ Church Catherdral, Dublin. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

A new Homeless Jesus sculpture, the first of its kind outside North America, has been unveiled in the grounds of Christ Church Cathedral in Dublin. Th(...)

Gordon D’Arcy has announced he will retire after this year’s World Cup. Photograph: Inpho

Gordon D’Arcy’s is the last professional rugby career in Ireland that can be sourced back to the 20th century.That makes today’s confirmation that he (...)

 Isa Nacewa in action for Leinster in the Challenge Cup semi-final against Biarritz in 2013. The utility back has not played professional rugby since retiring at the end of that season. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Somebody once said that making a comeback is one of the most difficult things to do with dignity. Isa Nacewa will soon find out after a two-year abse(...)

CJ Stander: “I just go out to do my best in the red jersey. It is all about the team but it is great to be selected for awards like this.” Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Ulster fans will outnumber Munster supporters by a factor of 15 to one on Saturday week when the sides meet in their pivotal Pro12 match in Kingspan S(...)

A judge has ruled that dark tinted windows on Cian Healy’s all-terrain Land Rover were unsafe. Photograph: Inpho

A judge has ruled that dark tinted windows on Cian Healy’s all-terrain Land Rover were unsafe.The Ireland and Leinster prop had to come to Dublin Dist(...)

The number of homeless adults in emergency accommodation increased by more than 300, up from 1,526 in November to 1,872 this month.

The number of people sleeping rough in Dublin has fallen by almost 40 per cent since the winter. However the number of adults in emergency accommodati(...)

Seán Cronin, in action here for Leinster in their Champions Cup semi-final defeat to Toulon, has underwent   surgery to repair tendon damage in a shoulder and will be out for 12 weeks. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

Ireland and Leinster hooker Seán Cronin underwent surgery on Wednesday afternoon to repair tendon damage to a shoulder and is ruled out for the re(...)