Terenure’s Stephen O’Neill scores a try despite the efforts of James McInerney of Garryowen. Photograph: Gary Carr/Inpho

Galwegians 41 Lansdowne 20, Crowley Park Scorers: Galwegians: Tries: Brian Murphy, Josh Pimm, Ed O’Keeffe 2, Ciaran Gaffney; Con: Aidan Moyniha(...)

Leinster’s Cathal Marsh celebrates his try at the RDS. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Leinster 37 Newport Gwent Dragons 13 Youngsters Garry Ringrose and Cathal Marsh scored their first Guinness Pro12 tries as Leinster ran out 37-(...)

Michael Cheika still feels strong connection to Leinster, where he spent four years as coach. Photograph: Dan Mullan/Getty Images)

It’s been striking to behold the contrasting moods of the Australia and England head coaches in advance of tonight’s momentous collision. Stuart Lanca(...)

Fine Gael and Labour only need to gain a few points each to be in with a great chance of winning an historic second term.

Election fever has swept the corridors of Leinster House as the omens begin pointing more clearly to a November contest. While nobody knows for certai(...)

Jack McGrath and Cian Healy have traded places – largely due to the latter’s injury profile and McGrath starts against Italy. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

There is always some tinkering, and it always seems to make sense. Besides the evolution of the new centre partnership, ironically blocked at t(...)

Mike Ross is vital to Ireland’s World Cup hopes despite his international career blooming late. Photograph: Getty

“Whenever the Springboks are under pressure coach Heyneke has got this story about how charcoal under big, big pressure becomes a diamond.” – Victor M(...)

Ireland international forward Martin Moore returns for Leinster against Dragons. Photograph: Ian Cook/Inpho.

Guinness Pro 12 Leinster v Dragons RDS, Saturday, 2.30pm TG4 Martin Moore will take his first steps of the season at the RDS and Rhys Ruddock will do (...)

Rhys Ruddock is back in the Connacht squad for the game against Newport Gwent Dragons on Saturday. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Leinster Rugby Head Coach Leo Cullen has made two changes to the Leinster XV to take on the Newport Gwent Dragons in the Guinness Pro12 on Saturday. F(...)

 Michael Cheika: “My thoughts weren’t framed by their combination or this game in mind. It was just about what was best for us.” Photo:  Dan Mullan/Getty Images

Unlike, it seems, almost everyone else in this World Cup, the Wallabies are amid the hustle and bustle of central London. Their players have to nego(...)

The Longboat Quay apartment complex in Dublin’s docklands, built by Bernard McNamara. Residents  face a possible evacuation or a  bill of €4 million for fire safety works in the building. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

When the shiny new development went up on the banks of the Liffey a decade ago, its name seemed an appropriate nod to Dublin’s rich Viking past. But (...)