PSNI detectives from the Serious Crime Branch investigating the murder of Kevin McGuigan have arrested a 46-year-old man in Antrim on Thursday

PSNI detectives from the Serious Crime Branch investigating the murder of Kevin McGuigan have arrested a 46-year-old man in Antrim on Thursday. Detec(...)

Lesinter’s Isaac Boss returns from Ireland duty to line out for Leo Cullen’s side in their opening Pro12 match against Leinster tomorrow night. Photo: Cathal Noonan/INPHO

Leinster’s head coach Leo Cullen is able to call upon returning Ireland squad members Michael Bent, Jack Conan, Fergus McFadden, Noel Reid and Isaac B(...)

Peter Nelson starts at outhalf for Ulster against Ospreys at Ravenhill on Friday. Photograph: Inpho

Ulster v Ospreys, Kingspan stadium (Friday, 7.35, live on BBC 2) Peter Nelson has been handed the number 10 jersey in the absence of the injured Ian H(...)

Andrew Trimble:  can expect quite a welcome when he trots out at the Kingspan Stadium to make up one part of a pretty decent back three which should be completed by Craig Gilroy and Louis Ludik. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire.

With still much debate being aired over Andrew Trimble’s omission for Joe Schmidt’s final World Cup squad, Ulster’s Guinness PRO12 opener against the (...)

Romantics who love the sea could head north to beautiful Whitepark Bay, a crescent of sand just one bay over from the Unesco World Heritage site th(...)

Former US secretary of state Hillary Clinton: criticised for sending “classified” information on a private server. Photograph: Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images

Emails released in the political storm over Hillary Rodham Clinton’s use of a private email address for official business as US secretary of state sho(...)

First Minister Peter Robinson: has had a rough year, personally and politically. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire.

In Dublin and in London there is relief that Peter Robinson can still summon the energy on his return from holidays to make one last stab at trying to(...)

Darren Cave is set to provide midfield cover for Robbie Henshaw and Jared Payneat the World Cup. Photograph:  Dan Sheridan/Inpho

As has been the case with other World Cup squad selections, there was always going to be some risk-taking when Joe Schmidt and his coaches finalise(...)

Ireland coach Joe Schmidt faces a number of difficult decisions when it comes to selecting his squad for the World Cup. 2:54

Some celebrated outside backs are likely to miss out on the Ireland 31-man squad when it is submitted to the World Cup organisers by 5pm on Monday. No(...)

Ireland’s Michael Bent is tackled by Scotland’s Grant Gilchrist during the World Cup warm-up match at the Aviva Stadium, Dublin. Photo Niall Carson/PA

The Ireland management will be keeping a close eye on the performances of Michael Bent and Gordon D’Arcy in tonight’s pre-season friendly against Mose(...)