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Ireland players at the captain’s run in the Aviva Stadium, Dublin. Photograph: ©INPHO/Tommy Dickson

Once more 2.15pm on a Saturday at Lansdowne Road is Six Nations time. But this will be different from a fortnight ago. The forecast is set fair and th(...)

Australian deputy prime minister Barnaby Joyce speaks to the media during a press conference at Parliament House in Canberra, Australia, February  16th. Photograph: Lukas Coch/EPA

The Australian government was in disarray on Friday night, with prime minister Malcolm Turnbull out of the country and deputy prime minister Barnaby J(...)

The Government should heed Transparency International Ireland’s injunction to commit more resources, strengthen legislation and ensure adequate enforcement of the framework of laws already on the statute book that help prevent corruption. Photograph: Alan Betson

Ireland’s rating of 19th out of 183 states in the latest annual Corruption Perceptions Index compiled by Transparency International is disappointing a(...)

Wales coach Warren Gatland: took outright possession of the world record for a head coach in terms of Test matches against Tier 1 countries at Twickenham.  Photograph:  Catherine Ivill/Getty Images

Wales coach Warren Gatland will celebrate his 100th Test match in charge of the Principality in the Six Nations Championship match against Ireland at (...)

The good news is that Turn the Tide on Plastic is currently ranked third overall and we’ve worked really to get here over the past two weeks.

We’re going really fast! Well, not quite. About half a knot to be exact so more like really slow. But we’re moving and in this nip and tuck game tha(...)

Peter O’Mahony: “There’s a Scarlets look about them, which is very impressive and means they’re very dangerous across the board.” Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Sometimes the person that lurks beneath a sportsperson’s public persona becomes visible, their thoughts and words offering a genuine counterpoint to (...)

The Leaving Cert has often been criticised for being too exam-focused and failing to engage less academic students

A major review of the Leaving Cert which gets under way on Tuesday is to examine ways of easing the “points race” and better preparing students for al(...)

Marie Collins, former member of the Vatican Commission for the Protection of Minors, said:  “I saw the Vatican up close, and its resistance, the lack of priority [on clerical child sex abuse], lack of transparency, and the absolutely misleading statements issued.” File photograph: Alessandro Bianchi/Reuters

Dublin abuse survivor Marie Collins has criticised a decision by Pope Francis not to reappoint “some of the most hard-working, independent, and active(...)

Pollen Street has invested over £1.2 billion over the last decade in a range of companies

Pollen Street Capital, a London-based venture capital company and formerly the private equity business of Royal Bank of Scotland, has made its second (...)

If Ireland complete the Six Nations Grand Slam this year Rory Best will have the third best success rate as captain. Photograph: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

If Ireland go on to complete the job this season, an umbilical link between the most successful captains in the history of Irish rugby and the Six Nat(...)

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