Postal workers form a guard of honour after the funeral Mass of Daniel McColgan, as his remains are carried from the church. Photograph: Dara MacDónaill/The Irish Times

A coroner has said he is “incredulous” after bullet casings evidence from a sectarian murder in Northern Ireland disappeared. Daniel McColgan (20), a(...)

Gordon D’Arcy celebrates with his  team-mates after scoring against France after his return from injury  in 2009. “The lads mobbed me because they understood what their team-mate had been through, where he had to climb from to wear a green jersey again.” Photograph: Peter Muhly/AFP 2:49

Being a recently retired player I know how everyone in the Ireland squad will be feeling. As Sunday comes closer public fears might be growing about F(...)

Sinn Féin’s Chris Hazzard: “lack of discernible unionist political reaction.” Photograph: Alan Betson

Sinn Féin has questioned unionists’ response to the declaration by the Ulster Defence Association (UDA) that it remains in existence and has no inten(...)

A masked member of the Ulster Defence Association (UDA) colour party at a Remembrance Day service  in  north Belfast, in  2004. Photograph: PA

The Ulster Defence Association (UDA) has asserted that it remains in existence and has no intention of disbanding while any republican paramilitary th(...)

Ireland’s Iain Henderson tackles Italy’s  Edoardo Gori during the Pool D match at the Olympic Stadium. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho.

Iain Henderson watch proved a fruitful expedition. Can Ireland afford not to have him on the field in those final moments against France now that it’s(...)

Craig Gilroy scored twice as Ulster routed Treviso on Friday night. Photograph: Inpho

Ulster 48 Treviso 7 Ulster really needed this one after their debacle at the Scarlets and on the night when Andrew Trimble made his 190th appearance t(...)

Andrew Trimble training with his Ulster team-mates at Kingspan Stadium, Belfast, on Thursday. Photograph: Darren Kidd/Inpho.

Ulster v Treviso Kingspan Stadium, 6.05 BBC2 NI At last there is something to market for Ulster’s return to action after their three-week World Cup en(...)

Anna O’Flanagan: Hermes player scored a hat-trick against UCD. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Hermes, having added four current senior internationals to their panel, will be looking to back up last week’s statement win over UCD with another bi(...)

Andrew Trimble is to become Ulster’s most capped ever player this Friday night. Photograph: Darren Kidd/Inpho

Andrew Trimble will become the most capped Ulster player of all time when he lines out against Benetton Treviso at Kingspan Stadium on Friday night. T(...)

Gardaí Éireannach: Irish Guards wearing shamrocks on their berets take part in a parade on St Patrick’s Day in Kuwait, March 17, 2003. REUTERS/Mark Richards

The meeting was held in camera and the vote was split. Early this month, it took the casting ballot of Noel O’Sullivan, the chairman of the Lon(...)