Ireland’s  Conor Murray  is tackled by New Zealand flanker Sam Cane. “Underhill and Curry have been pretty impressive,” said Cane. “They’ve both got a huge appetite for hard work, very good skill sets.” Photograph: Anne-Christine Poujoulat/AFP/Gettty

It would probably only deepen the wounds from last Saturday’s quarter-final in Tokyo Stadium were England to dethrone New Zealand in next Saturday’s p(...)

Ireland’s CJ Stander and Josh van der Flier tackle New Zealand’s Richie Mo’unga at the Aviva Stadium last November. Ireland must  deny the All Blacks possession and momentum. Photograph: billy Stickland/Inpho

Playing these men in black stays with you forever. I’ve been soaked and sodden in the trenches of a dark New Zealand winter. Those midweek Lions game(...)

The Staycity Aparthotel on Chancery Lane, Dublin 8, is just 850m from St Stephen’s Green.

The exponential growth of Dublin’s tourism sector coupled with the city’s accepted status as a destination for international capital should result in (...)

Facebook’s affidavit  repeated its strongly held corporate position that it is ‘not a publisher of user-generated content’. File photograph: Getty Images

An appearance by Facebook and Twitter representatives at the Central Criminal Court on Thursday will do little to assuage fears that social media comp(...)

Mourners carry a casket  during funerals for some of the 50 victims of the mosque shootings at the Memorial Park Cemetery in Christchurch, New Zealand. Photograph: EPA

Burials for the 50 people killed the New Zealand terrorist attack have begun in Christchurch as the prime minister, Jacinda Ardern, returned to the ci(...)

Auctioneer Brendan Bowe with  Baxter in Ballincollig, Cork. ‘It’s an extraordinary ice-breaker, having a pet around.’ Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/  Provision

The Irish office is a much-changed place of late. The past year has seen the sweeping out of casual sexism, power lunches and after-work drinks. In th(...)

Billboard at the old Guinness Power Station, with an artist’s impression of the new distillery

Everywhere I turn these days there seems to be a new distillery opening, or planned. This is in part because I live in Dublin 8, an area soaked in whi(...)

A number of events were held in Waterford to mark the centenary of a shipping disaster in 1917. Photograph: Robin Barnett/Twitter

Relatives of two men who died when two merchant ships were torpedoed by a German submarine in December 1917 have spoken of their pride at seeing their(...)

Conor Murray makes a break during the Lions’ 12-3 win over the Crusaders in Christchurch. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images.

Crusaders 3 British & Irish Lions 12 Conor Murray is back. He looked the part virtually from the off, one towering box kick from inside the 22 (...)

Selected highlights chosen by Michael Dervan, Jim Carroll, Tony Clayton-Lea, Siobhán Long, Aidan Dunne, Peter Crawley and Cormac Larkin GOOD FRIDAY (...)