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London Irish chief executive Brian Facer: ‘The most important thing for any rugby club is to succeed on the pitch.’ Photograph: Lee Christiansen

There’s commitment, and then there’s Brian Facer’s level of commitment. The chief executive of London Irish rugby club since late 2017, Facer commutes(...)

Leinster’s Scott Fardy celebrates his try against Toulouse during their Heineken Champions Cup semi-final at the Aviva Stadium, Dublin. Photograph:  ©INPHO/Dan Sheridan

The quarter-finals delivered in spades to produce an aristocratic last four and the semi-finals, in their own way, had a similar effect. Leinster’s (...)

A pile of rubble inside Notre Dame Cathedral today after the devastating fire overnight. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

French president Emmanuel Macron has given an address on television on the burning of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, claiming the edifice will be reno(...)

Nigel Farage during the Brexit Party’s European Parliament elections campaign launch in Coventry. Photograph: Darren Staples/Bloomberg

A few hundred people are crowded into a warehouse belonging to an industrial cleaning company, in an area called Longford in Coventry. It’s a peculiar(...)

 Nigel Farage addresses the launch of The Brexit Party’s European Parliament election campaign in Coventry. Photograph: Oli Scarff/AFP/Getty

The sister of Tory Brexiteer Jacob Rees-Mogg is to stand as a candidate for Nigel Farage’s new Brexit Party in the forthcoming European elections. An(...)

Spice Girls tour: Geri Horner, Mel C, Emma Bunton and Mel C will play Croke Park in Dublin on May 24th, 2019

The Spice Girls have announced they will kick off their 2019 reunion tour at Croke Park, in Dublin. The band said on Friday it will take place on Frid(...)

The inquest at Dublin Coroner’s Court heard the cause of death was peritoneal mesothelioma, a cancer of the stomach related to asbestos exposure. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill

It is unknown how a pioneering surgeon who carried out the first hip replacement in Ireland was exposed to asbestos during his lifetime, an inquest in(...)

Paula Robinson from Cavan was announced as Ireland’s CarePlus Pharmacy Carer of the Year 2017. Photograph: Mark Stedman

Paula Robinson lives in Cootehill, Co Cavan, with her husband John, daughter Cara (21) and son Sean (15). As well as being there for her husband and c(...)

Nuala Geraghty: “We have had over 1,000 calls in the last four months from families pleading for a dog. We have had to say no as our waiting list is closed. We need the Government to support autism assistance dogs as a vital service to children in crisis.”

In 2010, Nuala Geraghty set up the charity, Autism Assistance Dogs Ireland (AADI), to provide highly-trained dogs to children who need their assistanc(...)

Members of the old IRA fire volleys at the funeral, in September 1938, of Edward Keegan, an Irish Volunteer who was dismissed from the advertising department of ‘The Irish Times’ for going to fight in the Easter Rising. The paper has bought his 1916 medal to put on permanent display in the foyer. Photograph courtesy of his granddaughter Joan Pinhorn

The IRA, which carried out a series of bombing attacks in England before the opening of the second World War, had been infiltrated by “ultra-conservat(...)

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