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Ireland’s Jacob Stockdale and England’s Henry Slade during the Ireland V England Six Nations Rugby Championship. Photograph:s Tom Honan

Ireland and Ulster rugby player Jacob Stockdale has spoken about the difficulty of being a practicing Christian on a sports field. “It’s a challenge(...)

Black and Tans hold a suspected Sinn Féin member at gunpoint. A fallen man lies in the background. Photo by  Hulton-Deutsch Collection/Corbis via Getty Images

The story of Ireland’s pursuit of independence is an old one which needs retelling for a new generation. The Irish Revolution is a three-part document(...)

 Donal Ó Drisceoil: ‘It’s very effective, making really good use of maps and graphics while it also has a good mix of new voices from the Atlas of the Irish Revolution’

A new documentary series The Irish Revolution successfully captures the approach taken in the award winning book Atlas of the Irish Revolution on whic(...)

Ger Hehir of Drumcavan, Ruan, Co Clare. The judge sentenced him to seven years’ imprisonment for the rape. He suspended the final 18 months on condition he engage with a sexual offenders’ programme and that he keep the peace and be of good behaviour while in custody and for three years upon his release.  Photograph: Collins Courts

A Co Clare stable owner who raped and sexually assaulted a teenage girl has received a partially suspended sentence. Ger Hehir (58) was convicted aft(...)

Actor Cillian Murphy is to narrate a three-part documentary version of Atlas of the Irish Revolution. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The best selling and award winning Atlas of the Irish Revolution from Cork University Press is to be made into a TV series for broadcast next year wit(...)

Pope France will sit among the people on a platform “about 2ft high”. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

As many as 2,000 performers, including a 1,000-strong choir, are to take part in the two-hour Festival of Families at Croke Park in Dublin on August 2(...)

Scotstoun Stadium, Glasgow: synthetic surface gives exciting rugby a chance. Photograph: Craig Watson/Inpho

According to Gregor Townsend of the Glasgow Warriors last weekend, “It’s going to be tough; they’ve always been excellent around the breakdown. They (...)

Ireland Rugby Tour to South Africa 2016Training at Cape Stadium in Capetown 6/6/2016Quinn Roux during trainingMandatory Credit ©INPHO/Billy Stickland

As expected Joe Schmidt has dipped into his squad for Saturday’s second test here in Johnessburg. In an interesting and exciting selection, all told (...)

Dark secrets: Genevieve O’Reilly and James Nesbitt in ‘The Secret’

For more than 20 years a Northern Ireland dentist, Colin Howell, and his lover, a Sunday-school teacher named Hazel Buchanan, got away with murder. In(...)