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Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt acknowledges the crowd as he walks down from the coaching box after the Rugby World Cup quarter-final against New Zealand in Tokyo. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Nobody bar the ultimate winners, or in the case of Irish rugby, Brian O’Driscoll, gets to pen their own exit, and it’s particularly ironic that in ext(...)

The State’s new Land Development Agency risks engaging in speculative development and the privatisation of public assets, an Oireachtas committee will be told today. Photograph: iStock.

The State’s new Land Development Agency risks engaging in “speculative development” and the “privatisation of public assets”, an Oireachtas committee (...)

Robbie Henshaw with physio Keith Fox at Ireland Rugby squad training in  Fukuoka. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Maybe Donald Tusk was referring to all things Irish when tweeting “quo vadis?” this week. Hardly a reference to Ireland’s journey in RWC 2019, but I d(...)

It’s fantastic to make breakthroughs in the lab, but the focus has to be completely on the patient.’ Photograph: Getty Images

Chemotherapy can be debilitating for even the strongest of patients, but it can be particularly hard on children who have to cope with both an illness(...)

Hecuba: a compelling staging of the Greek myth. Photograph: Ste Murray

HECUBA Space Upstairs, Project Arts Centre ★★★★☆ What’s Hecuba to us, or we to Hecuba? In Greek myth the character suffers such unimaginable tragedy (...)

Poldark being sexy for his country with revolutionary farmhand Tess.

‘Take your shirt off!” I shout at the screen. I know it’s not dignified but I’m watching the last-ever episode of Poldark and I’ve become a fan of the(...)

Ruaridh McConnochie is set to make his England debut against Wales on Saturday. Photograph: Dan Mullan/Getty

Ruaridh McConnochie will make his England debut a week later than hoped for after overcoming a hip problem in time to start against Wales in Cardiff o(...)

Don’t leave it until the last minute to get travel insurance  - almost 40 per cent of the claims are made before travel with illness and death the most likely reasons for cancelled holidays

We all get hung up on packing like Ninjas at this time of year as we ready ourselves for holidays overseas and look to save ourselves the costs associ(...)

New book by two Irish authors  aims to help entrepreneurs successfully navigate the start-up phase

Insufficient cash, poor research, the absence of a mentor and overestimating the size and accessibility of the market are amongst the key reasons busi(...)

 Rory McIlroy during the final round of the 2019 Wells Fargo Championship at Quail Hollow. Photograph: Getty Images

Not one of the usual suspects, not this time: Max Homa, a 28-year-old American breathing rarefied air for the first time, kept his composure and displ(...)

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