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Sean O’Brien in action during the second Test win for the Lions over New Zealand in Wellington. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Seán O’Brien certainly grabbed and hogged the headlines last week. It was no surprise that his surprisingly and unusually frank critique of the Lions (...)

Colin Meads in Wellington, New Zealand, in 2007. Photo: Marty Melville/Getty Images

Few sportsmen or sportswomen have so defined their country as did Colin Meads, the former New Zealand rugby captain, who has died at the age of 81. A (...)

Alun Wyn Jones and Leigh Halfpenny celebrate after victory for the Lions in the third Test against Australia in Sydney in 2013. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

Warren Gatland’s Lions have a chance to win a Test series when they face New Zealand in the third and final match at Eden Park on Saturday. Only the t(...)

British and Irish Lions Jamie George during the second Test in Wellington. He said the series decider is “going to be a fantastic occasion and one we will never forget”. Photograph:  David Davies/PA Wire

A curious quirk of the Lions’ game against the Maori was that Tadhg Furlong was the only non-Saracens man in the Lions’ tight five, as happened again (...)

 Owen Farrell and Jonathan Sexton discuss tactics with Rob Howley at Lions training in Porirua, Wellington. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

New Zealand v British & Irish Lions, Westpac Stadium, Wellington, Saturday, 7.35pm local time (8.35am Irish). TV: Live on Sky on Sky Sports. The (...)

Rachid Redouane flanked by Khuram Butt (left) and Youssef Zaghba. It is probable Redouane associated with extremists while living in Ireland. Photograph: London Metropolitan Police/Reuters

The revelation that one of the three men involved in the brutal attack in London last weekend had been an Irish resident will place Ireland’s security(...)

 Alison O’Reilly is through to the finals of BBC MasterChef

Dubliner Alison O’Reilly is through to finals week on BBC MasterChef. Just five amateur cooks remain in contention, from more than 25,000 applicants, (...)

Who will be the Lions captain? Brian O’Driscoll, Ian McGeechan and Clive Woodward have all endorsed Sam Warburton’s credentials. Photograph: Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images

On Wednesday the ever-changing guessing games of pundits and bar-room punters alike will finally, and some might say mercifully, come to an end when W(...)

 King Hanvery VIII’s determination to marry Anne Boleyn and the Pope’s refusal to endorse the divorce which would have made it possible was more the occasion than the cause of the historic schism. Photograph: iStock

According to Cardinal Reginald Pole the English Reformation was result of Henry VIII’s “fleshy will” and “carnal concupiscence”. It is easy to under(...)

The resolution, which passed by a 14-0 vote, was met with loud applause in the packed chamber when the US ambassador, Samantha Power, abstained. Photograph: AFP/UN/Manuel Elias

Israel has responded furiously to a UN security council resolution condemning Israeli settlements in the occupied territories, recalling two of its am(...)

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