Luke Fitzgerald will start on  the wing for Leinster against Scarlets. Photograph: James Crosbie/Inpho.

  Scarlets v Leinster Parc y Scarlets, 5.15, Sky Sports 1 Leinster present a more formidable selection from the one that eked out a(...)

Cian Healy makes his first start for Leinster since round one of the Pro12 this weekend. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Cian Healy will make his first start for Leinster in six months against the Scarlets in Parc y Scarlets on Saturday afternoon. The prop hasn’t started(...)

Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams speaking to supporters  on March 17th 2005 in Washington, DC, US. Photograph: Alex Wong/Getty Images

Leading Irish-American business figures, including donors to Sinn Féin, raised concerns about what they see as anti-business policies with senior part(...)

Kildare’s Niall Kelly: senior star showed his class and scored five points against Offaly at O’Moore Park. Photo: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Kildare 3-12 Offaly 0-9 Kildare easily avenged last year’s defeat to neighbours Offaly in O’MoorePark last night as a devastating first half performa(...)

Ulster’s Luke Marshall has been given a five week ban for an alleged kick. Photograph: Russell Pritchard/Inpho

Ulster centre Luke Marshall has been suspended for five weeks for an alleged kick to the head of an opponent during the second half of the Guinness P(...)

Wayne Barnes will referee Ireland versus Wales. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

English referee Wayne Barnes has been appointed to take charge of the key RBS Six Nations clash between Wales and Ireland in Cardiff on March 14th.Bar(...)

Iain Henderson: returned to the Ireland squad as a replacement against England following his recuperation from a hip injury. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

The good word of Joe spreads to Belfast today as a reduced 17-man Ireland squad conduct an open training session, ably assisted by the Ulster Academy,(...)

Newbride’s Jake Howlett is tackled by Tim Foley of Cistercian College Roscrea during the Leinster Schools Senior Cup semi-final at Donnybrook. Photograph:    Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Cistercians College, Roscrea 8 Newbridge College 8Roscrea’s relentless lineout drive already removed Blackrock from the Leinster Schools Senior Cup. I(...)

PTSB Group chief executive Jeremy Masding: it appears that investors are warming to the idea of taking a punt on the company, helped   by the recent renaissance of the Irish economy. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

AIB and Permanent TSB will publish their full-year results over the course of the next seven days and they should make for interesting reading. Both i(...)

Andrew Trimble has signed a two year contract extension with Ulster. Photograph: Darren Kidd/Inpho

Ulster and Ireland winger Andrew Trimble has signed a two year contract extension which will keep him at the province until June 2017. The 30-year-old(...)