Marian Finucane and John Clarke. Photograph: Kieran Slyne

“Life changes fast. Life changes in the instant. You sit down to dinner and life as you know it ends” – Joan Didion, The Year of Magical Thinking If (...)

 Miriam Gutierrez pays tribute to Katie Taylor after their fight in November. Photograph:   Mark Robinson/Inpho

Taylor v Gutierrez Wembley Arena, London, November 14th Her smile stood out. Miriam Gutierrez’s face had received ferocious blows for the entire bou(...)

IRFU performance director David Nucifora said ‘it’s just about the business being responsible’. File photograph: Inpho

The IRFU’s refusal to enter negotiations despite 50 per cent of their professional players being out of contract next July has led to agents offering (...)

  Harlequins player Cliodhna Sargent has expressed disappointment over Hockey Ireland’s decision to sanction her side. Photograph:  Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Cork Harlequins have reacted with dismay over being sanctioned by Hockey Ireland (HI) this week for not fulfilling two fixtures before the recent lock(...)

Máire Treasa Ní Dhubhghaill and Eimear Considine will be part of TG4’s all-female analysis and commentary team on Rugbaí Beo for Leinster’s home game against Cardiff at the RDS on Sunday. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Three Irish teams remain a cut above the rest so far in the Guinness Pro14 campaign with reigning champions Leinster, Ulster and Munster all yet to ex(...)

Kirsty Hanson of Manchester United is tackled by Denise O’Sullivan of Brighton. Photo: Charlotte Tattersall/Getty Images

Question: What do you get when you put US World-Cup winning player Alex Morgan, Ireland captain Katie McCabe and all-time top scorer in the Women’s Su(...)

England goalkeeper Bert Williams after Joe Gaetjens’ first half goal. File photograph: Getty Images

Frank ‘Pee Wee’ Wallace was the ubiquitous postman or mailman to use the American term, on the USA team that beat England 1-0 at the 1950 World Cup in(...)

Tadhg Beirne returns from injury to partner Fineen Wycherley in the Munster  secondrow for the game against Connacht on Sunday. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Munster v Connacht, Aviva stadium, Sunday, 3.0 – Live on Eir Sport, deferred coverage on TG4 Munster will require a couple of points from Sunday’s ga(...)

Charlie Haughey arrived in Paris in 1987 to celebrate Stephen Roche’s Tour de France. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

It has been a shambolic week for poor old Ireland. In addition to lurching from calamity to travesty over a golf game, the Government has managed to d(...)

Shay Brennan in action for the Republic of Ireand.

Born in Manchester to parents both from Carlow, Shay Brennan was an unlikely pioneer, perhaps even a reluctant one for a time. But the Manchester Un(...)

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