Taoiseach Enda Kenny said the Residential Tenancies (Amendment) (No 2) Bill would provide stability in the area of those who were homeless because of rent increases. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

There should be no rough sleepers on the streets of Dublin this Christmas, Taoiseach Enda Kenny has told the Dáil. Outlining a range of measures tak(...)

Ballyboden’s Michael Darragh Macauley: “Portlaoise are very experienced when it comes to Leinster. They are the Kiltschko, we’re like the Fury coming into this.” Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

An eventful, unpredictable year for Michael Darragh Macauley should finish next weekend when his club Ballyboden St Enda’s contest the last p(...)

 Jack Carty and Robbie Henshaw celebrate in Thomond Park after Connacht beat Munster. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Connacht have suffered a major blow with the news that Robbie Henshaw will be out of action for up to six weeks with a fractured hand. Ha(...)

Luke McGrath’s injury is not as bad as first feared and should be fit for the trip to Toulon. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Whereas Mike McCarthy returned to action last week and Richardt Strauss is expected to be declared fit and available this week, Seán O’Brien – the th(...)

Stephen Rochford: the Ballinrobe native won an All-Ireland club medal with Crossmolina in 2001 and managed Galway club Corofin to the same title last March. Photograph: Inpho

Mayo county committee on Monday night ratified Stephen Rochford as the county’s new football manager and handed him a three-year term subject to annu(...)

Leinster fitness coach Daniel Tobin and Sean O’Brien. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Leinster and Ireland flanker Sean O’Brien is being treated for an inner ear issue - vestibular impairment - which affects his balance. The pr(...)

Oulart-The Ballagh captain Barry Kehoe celebrates with his team-mates after beating Cuala. Photograph: Inpho

One of the GAA’s great crusades finally attained fulfilment at Netwatch Cullen Park in Carlow yesterday as Oulart-The Ballagh landed the AIB (...)

UCD came from behind against Garryowen in Limerick. Photograph: Inpho

UCD may have been in free-scoring form of late in Ulster Bank League Division 1A, but they showed their ability to win a tight contest when c(...)

Kevin McLaughlin playing for Ireland for the last time, against New Zealand in 2013. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

“I carried the ball into contact again, leading with my shoulder, and was out cold. There was no impact to my head.” Edinburgh against Le(...)

Luke McGrath of Leinster passes the ball during the European Rugby Champions Cup match between Bath and Leinster at the Recreation Ground. Photo: David Rogers/Getty Images

“Success is failure turned inside out; the silver tint in the clouds of doubt. And you never call tell how close you are; it might be near w(...)