Rugby World Cup

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  New Zealand’s Kieran Read holds up the Championship trophy after victory over  Argentina at Jose Amalfitani Stadium  in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Photograph:  Gabriel Rossi/Getty Images

Holders New Zealand face a fresh assault on their Rugby Championship title this year, but for the four sides involved in the southern hemisphere battl(...)

Bank of Ireland chief executive Francesca McDonagh

AIB and Bank of Ireland have emerged from the wreckage of the Republic’s financial system a decade ago with a near-dominant position in the market. Wi(...)

Joey Carbery: moved from Leinster to Munster

The memories remain vivid but professional sport permits but the briefest pause to enjoy success. Leinster’s record breaking double of Champions Cup a(...)

 Gregor Townsend has extended his deal as Scotland head coach until 2021. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

Scotland head coach Gregor Townsend has signed a three-year contract extension with the national team that will keep him in the role until 2021, Scott(...)

Eamonn Dunne: ‘My wife Jeziel is a Filipina who I met on one of my first trips, and we have twin boys Cian and Zach who will turn two in September.’

The Irish in Asia are generally very highly educated, and very well-connected to Ireland, according to a new survey of almost 800 people by the Depart(...)

The benefit match for former Ireland soccer international LIam Miller will now take place at the 45,000-capacity  Páirc Uí Chaoimh. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The GAA’s decision to allow the Liam Miller benefit match to take place at Páirc Uí Chaoimh brings a brief but high-profile public relations nightmare(...)

Páirc Uí Chaoimh: controversy erupted over its possible use as a venue for the  Liam Miller charity match. Photograph: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

How did it get to this? Literally? The origins of the controversy, which is apparently set to run and run, over the availability of Páirc Uí Chaoimh f(...)

The Ireland rugby squad at   Shizuoka Stadium Ecopa in Fukuroi,  Japan for a test match in June 2017. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Nearly 10,000 kilometres separate Dublin from the small Japanese city of Fukuroi and, sad to say, it shows. Puzzled looks and mumbled replies greet yo(...)

Germany 28 Samoa 42 (Samoa win 108-43 on aggregate) Samoa will complete Ireland’s Pool A at next year’s Rugby World Cup as they eased to victory over(...)

The Webb Ellis Cup at Grand Prince Hotel Shin Takanawa in Tokyo, Japan. Photograph: Getty Images

There is “phenomenal interest from rugby fans both in Japan, and abroad” for next year’s Rugby World Cup, according to the tournament organisers. Wit(...)

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