The shooting was condemned by the North’s Minister for Justice David Ford. Photograph: Mark Pearce/Pacemaker.

Dissident republican Tommy Crossan was shot dead in Belfast yesterday, police have confirmed, saying he was shot several times while he sat in (...)

GLASGOW WARRIORS 27 ULSTER 9 Glasgow made it two from tw(...)

 Paul O’Connell returns to the Munster starting line-up for tonight’s Pro12 encounter with Connacht at the Sportsground. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Plenty of eyes will be on this one, not just the anticipated near full house for Connacht’s first home game since March 1st as all the other te(...)

In the questionable decision to dispense with end-of-season play-offs (which belatedly return next season), fortunately for the Ulster Bank League,(...)

Easter weekend weather: A man walks his dog past a bench along the promenadein Aberystwyth, Wales today. Photograph: Rebecca Naden/PA

Met Eireann is predicting dry and sunny weather for most of the Easter weekend with top temperatures reaching 16 degrees but rain is set to arr(...)

Rory Gallagher photographed with the guitar. Peter Drayne from Lisburn  bought the JS Berlin Legend at auction. The guitar was custom built for Gallagher who first made first headlines with his band, Taste.

An Irish entrepreneur and music fan has spoken of his delight at being able to bring a limited edition electric guitar specially crafted for Ir(...)

Solicitor and property player Noel Smyth controls Fitzwilliam Real Estate Capital. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Noel Smyth’s Fitzwilliam is taking on Ires Reit and a syndicate comprising Kennedy Wilson, Deutsche Bank and Oak Tree Capital in the final leg of a(...)

Stephen Ferris injured his left ankle in training but is expected to back for Leinster game in a fortnight’s time.

The inclusion of the words ankle injury in a sentence that contains the name Stephen Ferris induces a sharp intake of breath and not (...)

Ulster’s Stephen Ferris has sustained another ankle injury. Photograph:  Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Ulster’s Stephen Ferris will sit out Friday’s game over Glasgow Warriors at Scotstoun after he “sustained an ankle injury in training this wee(...)

GAA director general Paraic Duffy: “It is simply not possible for the GAA to ensure free-to-air coverage at home while at the same time making its games accessible to Irish people abroad.” Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Sky Sports was the only British broadcaster interested in screening Gaelic games, GAA director general Páraic(...)

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