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Wesley Nolan (39) became the first deaf Irish person to swim the English Channel last summer.  Photograph: Wesley Nolan

Last summer Wesley Nolan (39) became the first deaf Irish person to swim the English Channel. This was an achievement in itself, but made even great(...)

Ireland captain Rory Best  lifts the Six Nations trophy after they clinched the Grand Slam by beating England 24-15 at Twickenham. Photograph: Will Oliver/EPA

President Michael D Higgins led the tributes to Ireland’s Grand Slam champions on “a St Patrick’s Day never to be forgotten”. In a statement on Satur(...)

Daniel Lynch was rewarded for generous offer of clemency with a ticket for the the Grand Slam decider. Photograph: Frank McNally

Dubliner Daniel Lynch had been prepared to pay a very big price to see the game. He was standing outside Twickenham with a sign reading “One Ticket Re(...)

Grand slam: Joe Schmidt gives Ireland a prematch talk at Twickenham. Photograph: Laurence Griffiths/Getty

When he was writing about his rugby career in The Battle, his autobiography, from 2016, the former Ireland captain Paul O’Connell reflected on how he (...)

 James Haskell after Ireland’s win. Photograph: Dan Mullan/Getty Images

Anthony Watson Departed on the medical cart shortly after half-time, missing the drudgery that followed. Rating 5 Jonny May Ran over for a customary (...)

 Ireland’s Jacob Stockdale makes history with Ireland’s third  try at Twickenham. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

England 15 Ireland 24 Ireland sealed the deal in, of all places, Twickenham and on, of all days, St Patrick’s Day to warm the cockles of a sizea(...)

A participant in th eCork St Patrick’s Day Parade. Photograph: Darragh Kane

Cork: Women who have represented Cork politically at both local and national level served as a collective group of Grand Marshals at the St Patrick’s(...)

Snow falls around an Egyptian goose in Kensington Gardens, Hyde Park, during a weather front that has been dubbed the mini beast from the east on Saturday. Photograph: Getty Images

More than 70 flights into and out of London’s Heathrow, including 10 flights to and from Dublin and Cork, have been cancelled due to expected snow and(...)

Snow scenes from Fairview Park, Dublin, on Sunday. Photograph: Tom Honan

Heavy snow caused travel disruption and cancellations in many parts of Ireland on Sunday amid unseasonably cold weather for March. Motorists, pedestr(...)

Damian Loftus: “I wanted to prove I had Irish ancestry. When the test came back as 58 per cent Irish, I could say it for sure.”. Loftus went on to discover his great-grandfather was born in Sligo in 1865

Max Sparber grew up in Minnesota with two concrete pieces of information. He knew that he was adopted, and that he was Irish-American. He never questi(...)

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