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Belfast vessel Mamach Mór  is just one of over 200 boats participating in this year’s Ocean to City event. Photograph: Explore Home Photography

A Belfast group is travelling from the Lagan to the Lee this weekend to participate in the Ocean to City Race from Crosshaven at the mouth of Cork Har(...)

Police in Belfast are investigating the distribution of anti-Islamic leaflets posted through letterboxes in the southeast of the city. Image: Twitter/MegMog95.

Police in Belfast are investigating the distribution of anti-Islamic leaflets posted through letterboxes in the southeast of the city. Leaflets from(...)

Former Ireland international rugby player Stephen Ferris: “They are the Arsenal of the Premier League. They are the underachievers.”  File photograph: Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland.

“There is just something not right,” says Stephen Ferris with more than a hint of annoyance in his voice. His old team Ulster are flopping one week, p(...)

Tom McCartney at Connacht training at the Sportsground in Galway. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho.

A meeting with Pat Lam in the Sky City Hotel in Auckland four years ago has proved a turning point in the career of Connacht hooker Tom McCartney. La(...)

The redevelopment of Páirc Uí Chaoimh is expected to be completed next June at a cost of €80m. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Cork’s €80 million newly refurbished Páirc Uí Chaoimh will host at least four Rugby World Cup games worth tens of millions of euro to the local econo(...)

Munster Ian Keatley kicks at goal in front of a scant crowd during the European Champions Cup Round 5 tie against Stade Francais in January. Photograph: Ryan/Byrne.

Philip Browne does not expect the Munster Branch to be able to meet repayments on the €9 million they owe the IRFU. The union’s annual general meet(...)

James Leckey: “I would like the FireFly community to have over 100,000 active supporters.”

James Leckey was born and grew up in Belfast beside the Ravenhill rugby grounds. He left school at 16, wanting to pursue a career in anything that sme(...)

Stuart McCloskey and  Ultan Dillane in action  when Connacht hosted Ulster in the Pro12 in December. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Ulster v Connacht, Kingspan Stadium, Friday, 7.35pm (TG4/BBC) The last time Connacht won in Belfast, Seán Lemass had just completed his first year (...)

Gordon D’Arcy celebrates a try against Munster in the 2009 Heineken Cup semi-final. “It was  as seamless a performance as Leinster have ever produced.” Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Rugby has changed but Leinster versus Munster has a permanency to it. Even considering all that’s happened in recent seasons, it should still be the g(...)

  Armagh’s Aaron Findon and Monaghan’s Rory Beggan at Ravenhill to promote the game with ex-Antrim footballer Anto Finnegan, who was diagnosed with MND in 2012. Photo: Darren Kidd/Inpho

All through late morning and early afternoon of fanfare on the Ravenhill pitch, Paddy Jackson quietly worked through the solitary routine which an el(...)

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