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Australia’s Israel Folau   is tackled by Conor Murray and Johnny Sexton in his side’s 18-9 Test victory on Sunday. Photograph:   Mark Kolbe/Getty Images

Ireland could have won in Brisbane, should have is a leap in the air with Israel Folau. That was the difference, the Wallabies’s best players; Folau o(...)

Joey Carbery will start at outhalf for Ireland against Australia in  Queensland. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

So the Grand Slam champions and Leinster-infused Ireland rugby squad, bestriding the northern hemisphere like never before, pitch up Down Under agains(...)

Ireland women’s team were turned down the chance of a Test series in Australia despite offer to cover costs. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

The IRFU rejected an offer from Rugby Australia to host a historic three-test double-header of men’s and women’s internationals. A formal invitation (...)

Dave Conway with friends.

Rathcoole-born Dave Conway is known to his family and friends as “Dodger”, and with good reason. He has side-swerved death many times, although most p(...)

Lionel Shriver. 'She wears her Ray-Bans throughout the interview, peering over the top when she’s particularly interested in my questions.' Photograph: Joel Saget/AFP/Getty

There exists online a newspaper photograph of the American novelist Lionel Shriver and her husband, the jazz drummer Jeff Williams, sitting behind a c(...)

Prof Ian Frazer, a co-creator of the HPV vaccine, says it protects against nine strains of virus which are together responsible for more than 95 per cent of cervical cancers. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

A leading expert in cancer immunology predicts that cervical cancer can be eliminated over a 20-year period if a comprehensive vaccination programme i(...)

Lydia Boylan of the Ireland team competes in the Women’s Omnium Scratch Race at UCI World Cycling in Hong Kong in April 2017. Photograph: Getty Images

The first of eight Northern Irish riders will line out in the Commonwealth Games on Friday, getting their campaign under way in the Anna Meares Velodr(...)

When it dawned on Bancroft that his indiscretion had been spotted, he was then seen shoving the object down his trousers before pleading innocence. Photo by Ashley Vlotman/Gallo Images/Getty Images)

One of the enduring images of Australia’s 4-0 Ashes win over England came in the wake of the first Test match in Brisbane, as opening batsman Cameron (...)

 Sonia O’Sullivan: “These days a parkrun is a novel attraction when visiting an unfamiliar city. You’re never too far away from the Saturday morning 5km endorphin fix.” Photograph:  Julian Finney/Getty Images

Everyone has their own familiar traditions on St Patrick’s Day and for me it always includes going for a run. Only this year I found myself taking an(...)

A satirical article in the Brisbane Times which described a "foreign crime wave" in the city, perpetrated by "brassy Irish scrubbers", (...)

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