New Zealand

1983 results

Seanad chamber – New Zealand never chose unicameralism – it stumbled into it. ...  it keeps revisiting the idea of a senate. (Photograph: Alan Betson, Irish Times)

Ireland and New Zealand have much in common: similar population size; similar post-colonial experience; an inherited Westminster parliamentary model. (...)

Emirates Team New Zealand races ahead of Oracle Team USA in front of Alcatraz Island during the America’s Cup finals in San Francisco, California. Photograph: Jamie Squire/Getty Images.

Craig Monk, a mountain of a mariner, remembers his first year in charge of physical training for an America’s Cup team. It was 1995 and Monk – all 280(...)

Eighty per cent of the 1,774 women recruited to the Irish part of the study had consumed some alcohol in the first 15 weeks of pregnancy.

A high level of alcohol consumption in pregnancy has been reported by an international birth study led by researchers in Cork who found Ireland had th(...)

 Sarah Williams and Emmet Henaghan at Castlebar Coroners’ Court, Co Mayo, for the inquest into the stillborn death of their son Kai David Williams Henaghan. Photograph: Keith Heneghan/Phocus

A couple who prepared for what they hoped would be an idyllic home birth by lighting candles and playing soothing sounds on their stereo ended up deva(...)

 Connacht’s Robbie Henshaw is tackled by Kameli Ratuvou of Zebre. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Connacht 25 Zebre 16: Pat Lam’s stewardship of Connacht began on a positive note as they swept Zebre aside for an opening RaboDirect PRO12 win at the(...)

Ian Keatley: lines out at number 10 against Edinburgh at Musgrave Park tonight. Photograph: Inpho

Munster coach Rob Penney will have been reasonably satisfied with pre-season victories over Gloucester (28-17) and London Irish (27-13) but tonight’s(...)

Newly commissioned officer Vivienne O’Grady hugs her mother Lily at the Naval Service officer commissioning ceremony in Haulbowline, Cork.

The Government remains committed to supporting the Naval Service to ensure Ireland’s sovereignty is maintained over the State’s maritime jurisdiction,(...)

Ulster’s Andrew Trimble who will be  on  the wing against the Dragons in Wales tonight. Photograph: Andrew Fosker/INPHO/Presseye

Ulster lost four matches last year to Leinster’s five and then topped the table. But the Dublin team carried off the trophy. Hard bitten by the play-o(...)

Zane Kirchner’s South Africa recall has proven controversial, as the fullback has not played in a  Test since November. Photogrtaph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Leinster’s decision to tempt South Africa’s Zane Kirchner to Dublin has turned out to be a double-edged sword for new coach Matt O’Connor. The fullbac(...)

Ulster head coach Mark Anscombe guides a squad training session at Newforge Country Club in Belfast yesterday. Photograph: Darren Kidd/Inpho/Presseye

“We let things slip and they punished us for it,” says Mark Anscombe. There’s an understated caution with Ulster, always has been. While players like(...)

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