Donegal’s Colm McFadden tries to evade Niall Holly and Oisin Duffy at Clones. Photograph: Andrew Paton/Inpho/Presseye

Neil Gallagher’s face is probably as good a synopsis as any. He has a scrape on his cheek, a trickle of claret from the bridge of his nose but still (...)

Limerick’s Gearóid Hegarty moves in to challenge Tyrone goalscorer Peter Harte during the qualifier clash at Healy Park, Omagh. Photograph: Andrew Paton/Inpho/Presseye

Tyrone 1-14 Limerick 0-8 Ring-rusty Tyrone are back on the road, having seen off Limerick with the minimum of fuss and an economy of style at Healy P(...)

Derry 0-11 Donegal 0-10 A top class display from the Aussie-bound Conor Glass was the main reason Derry advanced to the Ulster final. Donegal had the (...)

Ian Keatley has been left out of Ireland’s 45-man training squad for this year’s Rugby World Cup. Photograph: Inpho

Ireland coach Joe Schmidt has named his 45-man training squad for this year’s Rugby World Cup. Notable absentees from Schmidt’s squad include Ian Kea(...)

New government-backed scheme, backed by £2.2 million, is to be rolled out in Northern Ireland to help 160 people who have been out of work in one of the worst areas for unemployment in the UK.

A new scheme, backed by £2.2 million of public money, is to be rolled out in Northern Ireland to help 160 people who have been out of work in one of t(...)

The Mourne Wall is solidly built, its architects taking time and care to marry aesthetics with durability

Mourne Wall, Co Down Map: Sheet 29, Discoverer Series OSNI. Start: car park 1km southeast of Tras(...)

Looking across a bridge towards the rocky ridge of the Cuillin mountains from Sligachan, the Isle of Skye. Photograph: Paul Tomkins/Visit Scotland
On a high in the Isle of Skye

Island envy is a likely side effect of visiting the Isle of Skye, the largest and most northerly of the Inner Hebrides. Our own islands of Aran, To(...)

Toulon’s Bryan Habana scores a try against Leinster in the Champions Cup semi-final last season. The clubs will meet in the group stage this time out. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

All roads lead to Lyon. The 60,000-capacity Grand Stade de Lyon has been announced as the venue for both the European Challenge Cup final on May 13th (...)

Leinster will face Toulon in Pool 5 of the 2015/16 Champions Cup. Photograph: Getty

Leinster’s worst nightmare was realised in Neuchatel this afternoon after they were assigned to pool five where they will face three-time and defendin(...)

A number of Ulster Bank customers in Northern Ireland may find their payments delayed today, Wednesday, after the bank’s parent, Royal Bank of Scotland, reported that 600,000 payments went missing after a technical glitch. (Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times)

A number of Ulster Bank customers in Northern Ireland may find their payments delayed today, Wednesday, after the bank’s parent, Royal Bank of Scotla(...)