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Michael Kiernan scores a drop goal to win the Triple Crown for Ireland in their match against England at Lansdowne Road in 1985. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Grand Slams went beyond the consciousness of children in the 1980s – unseen heroics by Karl Mullen and Jack Kyle – but Triple Crowns were known artefa(...)

Ireland’s Andrew Conway tackles Wales’ Ken Owens during the match at the Aviva Stadium. Photo: Donall Farmer/PA Wire.

Ireland 24 Wales 14 Rumours of Ireland’s demise appear premature. This was only the second game of the Six Nations and only the second game of the An(...)

“I’ve been lucky with my ‘falling in love’ instinct. So far.”

Buying a house means you fall in love, out of love and back in love in the space of a few weeks. It’s head-spinning. I’m in the middle of such a turbu(...)

Northern Ireland’s  Graeme McDowell celebrates after winning the  Saudi International. Photograph:  AP Photo/Amr Nabil

Leona Maguire and Stephanie Meadow can scratch a trip to China off their globetrotting schedules (for the moment at any rate) after the LPGA Tour canc(...)

Contemporary home in Kinsale designed by raineyarchitects.com. Photograph: f22photography.ie

Known as the gourmet capital of Ireland Kinsale, the Co Cork coastal playground resonates with a high-octane energy – even in the depths of winter. I(...)

 The disgraced late Bishop Peter Ball liked to name-drop Prince Charles, we learn in the BBC’s Exposed: The Church’s Darkest Secret

Church cover-ups, nod-and-wink policing and sexual abuse sound like the raw ingredients in a stereotypically Irish scandal. So it is revealing – “nove(...)

The living area. Photograph: Ste Murray

There are trends in architecture in the same way that fashion, film and music have their moments. But some date faster than others and the measure of (...)

 Ian Madigan: has slipped down the pecking order at  Bristol Rugby and looks set to be moving on again next summer. Photo by Harry Trump/Getty Images

Turns out the grass isn’t always greener. Bundee Ali and Kiernan Marmion appear to agree by rejecting lucrative moves abroad when re-signing last week(...)

Púca is a new festival  claiming back Halloween under its original guise

Halloween may be about Superman costumes, carving pumpkins and sugar comas for some, but the occasion officially has its roots in the Celtic tradition(...)

British cupboard maker Plain English has a great history in playing with colour but its new collaboration with London-based writer and decorator Rita Konig, Colour Collection No 3 brings depth to its colour palette.

Colour can bring personality and depth to a room, especially in a kitchen were too many built-in units can make the space look like a thousand others.(...)

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