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Ireland women’s coach Adam Griggs working with the squad at Donnybrook in advance of the Italy clash. “Top-three finish was our target,” said Griffin, “and that is in our grasp.” Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Ireland v Italy, Donnybrook, 12pm – (live on RTÉ Two) There has been a Groundhog Day feeling in the build-up to this Six Nations third-place play-of(...)

Judge Sean Ó Donnabháin said it was a very serious offence, and Arundel and her co-accused had very clearly targeted an elderly vulnerable man.  Photograph: Getty Images

A 35-year-old woman has been jailed for seven years for her part in a burglary where a 76-year-old man ended up being locked into a room for 14 hours (...)

Philomena Lee was sent to the Sean Ross Abbey mother and baby home in Roscrea, Co Tipperary, when she became pregnant aged 18. File photograph: Aidan Crawley

Retired nurse Philomena Lee has brought a High Court challenge aimed at quashing parts of the final report of the Commission of Investigation into Mot(...)

Ireland’s Beibhinn Parsons during training ahead of the Women’s Six Nations clash with Wales. Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Women’s Six Nations: Wales v Ireland Cardiff Arms Park, 5pm - Live RTÉ Two In a time of inclusivity and equal opportunity, rugby still has a long (...)

 Sene Naoupu  and Eve Higgins will team up in the Irish centre against Wales. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

15 Eimear Considine UL Bohs/Munster Age: 29 Caps: 15 Height: 5’8” Weight: 70kg Master of all trades and jack of none, the wonder is where (...)

An OPW spokeswoman said works on rehanging the remaining gates have been paused since the start of 2021 due to Covid-19 restrictions. File photograph: The Irish Times

Dublin’s Phoenix Park gates are set to be rehung this summer nearly three years after being taken down. The Office of Public Works (OPW) said the pro(...)

Leinster’s Ryan Baird dives to score ahead of Connacht’s Jack Carty. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Noel McNamara, the Leinster academy manager, tells a story about the unknown Kenyan middle distance runner torching a world class field at a Golden Le(...)

Fr Martin Kelly, provincial of the Spiritans: ‘These men’s lives carry their own value for those who care to look.’ Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/ The Irish Times

Covid-19 has had its deadliest impact on older people, particularly those living in nursing homes. It is not a surprise then that members of the clerg(...)

If old age is always 15 years older than you are, then you have time to plan. Photograph: iStock

The number of people in Ireland aged 65 and over will reach one million in the next decade. Compared to first-time buyers, their housing needs rarely (...)

Eva McDonnell – Ursuline Secondary School, Blackrock,  Cork.

Four students have outlined their concerns about the chaos the Leaving Certificate has fallen into in recent days. Eva McDonnell – Ursuline Secondary(...)

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