AP McCoy will talk to Paddy Power at the One-Zero 2017 conference on Tuesday. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/INPHO

Monday, October 16th Results: Kuehne and Nagel, Netflix. Indicators: Irish goods exports and imports (Aug); Euro zone balance of trade (Aug). Tuesd(...)

Dick Spring, Ireland 2023 bid chairman, Philip Browne, chief executive, IRFU, Philip Orr, IRFU president,  bid ambassador Brian O’Driscoll and the Ireland delegation arriving  in south Kensington, London. Photograph:  Billy Stickland/Inpho

Now to the waiting game. The Irish bidding team for the 2023 Rugby World Cup emerged from Monday’s presentations to the World Rugby Council content th(...)

Leo Varadkar with Dick Spring after Ireland’s Rugby World Cup bid presentation. Photograph: Glyn Kirk/AFP/Getty Images

The Irish delegation had made their pitch for the 2023 Rugby World Cup and by all accounts, it had gone very well. So as they sat on the podium in a L(...)

 A view of Ireland’s proposal. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

If their press conferences at the Royal Garden Hotel in Kensington were any yardstick whatsoever, the Irish bid to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup was c(...)

 Ireland’s Rugby World Cup    bid ambassador Brian O’Driscoll; Taoiseach Leo Varadkar; and Ireland 2023 oversight board chairman   Dick Spring. Photograph:  Billy Stickland/Inpho

Monday marks another significant landmark in the three-way battle between Ireland, South Africa and France for the right to host the 2023 World Cup. T(...)

Paul Howard with the Ross O’Carroll-Kelly statue in Dublin city centre. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

1. Where Ross Doesn’t Drink Heineken (1998) It all started in the autumn of 1997. I was in the Sunday Tribune newsroom one Friday evening talking to (...)

IRFU CEO Philip Browne:  “We have put a really, really forceful proposal on the table to Rugby World Cup.” Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

The Ireland team behind the bid to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup has declared that, compared to previous World Cups, the financial offer will be the l(...)

Bob Geldof: lending his voice to support Ireland’s bid to host 2023 Rugby World Cup. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Irish Rugby World Cup bid will bring Rock ‘n’ Roll and Hollywood glamour to London later this month as Bono, Bob Geldof and Liam Neeson try to imp(...)

 Brian O’Driscoll  promoting the BT Sport line-up on the eir Sport Pack  at eir group headquarters. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

The Ireland captaincy has become an early season conversation topic for two reasons: Rory Best was reinstated as Ulster captain and Peter O’Mahony led(...)

A group of festival-goers reflected in a woman’s sunglasses as crowds arrive for the Electric Picnic festival in Stradbally, Co Laois on Friday. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Ireland’s biggest music festival, Electric Picnic, kicked off smoothly on Friday in Stradbally, Co Laois despite the 55,000 people in attendance facin(...)