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Sean O’Brien arriving at a judicial hearing at the New Zealand Rugby offices in Wellington on Sunday. Photograph: Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images

Had Sean O’Brien been suspended for the third Test it would undoubtedly have been a game changer in favour of the All Blacks. Hereabouts, they respect(...)

Aaron Smith is the source of the All Blacks attacking ploys. If he is dancing diagonally forward from ruck to ruck, taking two steps before torpedoing another hard runner into soaking red jerseys then the series is all but gone.

The more I re-watch the second Test, the more I see how vital New Zealand’s scrumhalf is to their attacking template. Aaron Smith dominated the first (...)

Enda Kenny at the 1976 Fine Gael ardfheis: His political career spans an extraordinary period in Irish history, one that has witnessed the true transformation of Ireland. Photograph: Peter Thursfield/The Irish Times

If there were omens, those observing the slow retreat of Enda Kenny from power these past few months have learned to mistrust them. And yet the crowd(...)

Anthony Daly: former Dublin senior hurling manager and a double Clare All-Ireland hurling winner, will attend Faughs event to award prizes and to answer questions. Photograph: Inpho

Anthony Daly will attend Faughs GAA club’s annual community schools evening at its clubhouse on Wellington Lane, Templeogue, Dublin on Thursday, May 1(...)

Bloggers and writers Russell Alford and Patrick Hanlon of GastroGays are new additions to the Murphia List

It’s no coincidence that one of London’s most influential restaurant websites, Hot Dinners, which has been described as “the first place anyone in the(...)

Dave McSorley: “I’d definitely like to take part of the business back home to Ireland, as well as to Australia”

Success in business requires dedication. For Dave McSorley (31), originally from Malahide, Co Dublin, that meant working at his construction labour hi(...)

Monday night’s supermoon as seen from Greystones, Co Wicklow. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

1. New public pay talks are likely in the new year The Government will discuss the escalating crisis over public sector pay at its meeting this morni(...)

A New Zealand Defence Force helicopter landing at Woodend after evacuating some tourists from Kaikoura. Photograph: Chris Foley/AFP/Getty Images

New Zealand emergency services and defence personnel began evacuating hundreds of tourists and residents from a small South Island town amid more str(...)

Cracks have appeared in roads around Centre Port, Wellington, after an earthquake based around Cheviot in the South Island shook the New Zealand capital. Photograph: Ross Setford/EPA

A powerful earthquake and series of aftershocks shook New Zealand, killed at least two people and prompted a tsunami warning that sent thousands fleei(...)

Ian Long with his children Siofra (7) and Dara (4): “Wellington is a beautiful city that provides a healthy mix of outdoor pursuits, quality food, local beer and wine.”

As head of public affairs at New Zealand Rugby, one of Ian Long’s main priorities at the moment is preparing for the DHL NZ Lions Series next year, a(...)

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