Jamie Heaslip during training last month: the Leinster number 8 has been ruled out for the games against the Kings and Cheetahs. Photograph: Gary Carr/Inpho

Leinster are hoping that Jamie Heaslip will be fit to play when the team returns from two Pro14 games in South Africa against the Kings and Cheetahs. (...)

Munster scrum coach Jerry Flannery with head coach Rassie Erasmus during training at UL. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Munster’s director of rugby Rassie Erasmus believes the two South African teams who have joined the Pro14 must be given at least six weeks before a tr(...)

Tony Keady’s daughter Shannon with 1988 star Eanna Ryan. Photograph: Hany Marzouk

A crowd of more than 7,000 people turned out in Kenny Park in Athenry on Thursday evening to witness All-Ireland champions Galway take on a team made (...)

London’s highest running track. No pushing. Photograph: Victoria Jones / PA.

Image of the week: Running high People against high-rise construction in Irish cities have a new evil to cite following this week’s publicity for Lon(...)

 The Bank of Ireland headquarters on College Green in Dublin. Photograph: Frantzesco Kangaris/Bloomberg

Bank of Ireland is reassessing its UK public relations agency contract with Bell Pottinger, after the PR firm lost high-profile clients and was expell(...)

 Timothy Bell, Dr Liam Fox MP and guest attend a Bell Pottinger Summer Party Photograph: Getty

Many years ago, when he was at the height of his public relations prowess, it was said of Tim Bell that, “he was so charming dogs would cross the stre(...)

Eddie O’Connor has assumed the role of executive chairman at Mainstream.

Energy entrepreneur Eddie O’Connor has decided to step back from the day-to-day management of Mainstream Renewable Power, the international wind farm (...)

A South Korean official watches television news channels showing North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un yesterday. Photograph: Jung Yeon-Je/AFP/Getty Images

China expressed outrage over North Korea’s sixth nuclear test after a nuclear explosion caused a tremor in northern China and raised the prospect of t(...)

Martin Anayi, chief executive of  Guinness PRO14 Rugby. “You can continue making this tournament bigger, better, make it more relevant.” Photograph: INPHO/Gary Carr

It’s that time of year again. The hurling final is upon us. Electric Picnic brings the curtain down on summer revelry. Cork and Belfast turnstiles jus(...)

 South African president Jacob Zuma speaks during a question-and-answer session in parliament, Cape Town, South Africa,  August 31st, 2017. Photograph: Nic Bothma/EPA

Three legal cases taking place in South Africa in September look like ending the political respite President Jacob Zuma has enjoyed since a no-confide(...)