Hurricane winds collapsed a stand at Turners Cross, Cork city during Storm Ophelia. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

A storm red warning remains in operation countrywide as Hurricane Ophelia centres on the north of the country and begins to clear northeastwards. Eve(...)

Munster Director of Rugby Rassie Erasmus before their Champions Cup clash with Castres Olympique. Photo: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Rassie Erasmus refused to provide clarity on his return date to South Africa despite his lawyer Frikkie Erasmus stating that the 45-year-old is due to(...)

Simon Zebo looks to break during Munster’s Champions Cup draw with Castres. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Castres Olympique 17 Munster 17 Fitting end to a chaotic affair. The match officials, in their innate wisdom, decreed that Munster replacement Robin (...)

John Muldoon: will captain Connacht again in the Challenge Cup clah against Oyonnax. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Momentum is the key word in Connacht’s vocabulary this week as they change focus with a novel visit to Switzerland. French opponents Oyonnax will cr(...)

Leo Varadkar: “The M20 is a huge project with a massive price tag. But it is, however, worth it.”

The announcement that the long-awaited M20 motorway between Cork and Limerick has been given the go-ahead by the Government, has been welcomed by busi(...)

 Leinster’s Tadhg Furlong is  tackled during their victory over Munster on Saturday. Photograph:  Billy Stickland/Inpho

The cornerstones of not conceding points in rugby are discipline and defence. While the switch from the Guinness Pro14 to the Champions Cup and Chall(...)

 Munster’s Rassie Erasmus has an encyclopedic knowledge of Top 14 sides simply because  future role as South Africa’s coach  demands it. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Hearing Rassie Erasmus extol the might of Castres you are reminded he was once a Springbok flanker. The quotes could read like an intimidated coach en(...)

South African Johann van Graan has been appointed as the new Munster head coach. Photo: Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

New Munster coach Johann van Graan comes highly recommended on a contract up to June 2020. The honest Rassie Erasmus recently stated he wanted van Gra(...)

Ireland’s Fiona Coghlan will play for the Barbarians against Munster next month. Photograph: Inpho

The Barbarians are to field a women’s team for the first time in a fixture against Munster at Thomond Park on November 10th. It is the first of sever(...)

Eoin Gill and Sheila Donegan from Maths Week with Jadine Rock of Rutland National School, Dublin,  at the launch of Maths Week Ireland 2017. Photograph Shane O’Neill

Maths will take to the streets this year in a week-long series of events that make up Maths Week Ireland, an all-Ireland festival starting next Saturd(...)