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Archbishop Diarmuid Martin: ‘I am horrified by the news of someone being burned alive in the Phoenix Park in these days’

The Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin has expressed his outrage at the burning alive of a man in Dublin’s Phoenix Park. A suspect was being questio(...)

Members of the Garda at the scene in the Phoenix Park, by the Wellington Monument, where the body of a man was found burned to death early on Friday morning. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Gardaí investigating the murder of man who was burnt alive in a sleeping bag in Dublin’s Phoenix Park have made an arrest.A 27-year-old man was detain(...)

The story goes that when Bob Dylan viewed Furness, near Naas, Co Kildare, as a potential buy in the early 1990s, the singer looked up at the leaky par(...)

New Zealand’s Conrad Smith  after scoring a try during the Bledisloe Cup rugby test match against the Australian in Sydney. Photograph: David Gray/Reuters

Australia 29 New Zealand 47: Winger Ben Smith scored a hat-trick as a ruthless New Zealand opened their Rugby Championship title defence with a six-tr(...)

Broken glass lies scattered on a shop front after an earthquake in the town of Seddon in the Marlborough region of New Zealand. Photograph: Anthony Phelps/Reuters.

A magnitude 6.5 earthquake struck south of New Zealand’s capital today, sending panicked Wellington workers and residents into the streets.The quake c(...)

Jimmy Gopperth in action for Newcastle Falcons. The outhalf also played for the Hurricanes and Blues. Photograph: Alex Livesey/Getty Images

The surfing section of this Jimmy Gopperth interview comes later. Considering the New Plymouth native is a professional rugby player, signed by Leinst(...)

New Australia coach Ewen McKenzie believes his players have no reason to feel inferior to their New Zealand counterparts and have every chance of winn(...)

 Piri Weepu of the All Blacks leads the Haka before the third Test match against France in June at Yarrow Stadium, New Plymouth in New Zealand. Photograph:  Anthony Au-Yeung/Getty Images

New Zealand coach Steve Hansen continued his gradual overhaul of the world champion All Blacks by yesterday dropping experienced scrumhalf Piri Weepu (...)

John Plumtree: the former Natal Sharks coach is looking forward to working with Joe Schmidt and the Irish squad. Photo: Steve Haag/Gallo Images/Getty Images

John Plumtree is looking forward to renewing old acquaintances. The newly appointed Ireland forwards’ coach, who moves here from Durban’s Natal Sharks(...)

The IRFU has appointed John Plumtree as forwards coach. Photograph: Stephen Barker/Inpho/Photosport

Ireland coach Joe Schmidt has turned to fellow Kiwi John Plumtree to fill the forwards coach role left vacant by the departure of Gert Smal. The IRFU (...)

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