Rory Best leads a training session with the Emerald Warriors ahead of the Union Cup.

Irish rugby disappears into summer pursued by the obvious and the unknown. The manner of Ireland’s defeat in Cardiff over St Patrick’s weekend lingers(...)

 IRFU’s director of rugby development Scott Walker;  IRFU operations manager of participation rugby David Keane; Damien Kavanagh, president of the Emerald Warriors and member of the organising committee of Union Cup 2019; and Tony Hayes, Union Cup organising committee chair. Photograph:     James Crombie/Inpho

The IRFU has confirmed it will act as an official supporter of the 2019 Union Cup, a rugby tournament for the LGBTI community that will be hosted by t(...)

An estimated 40,000 people turned out in Dublin city centre this afternoon for the annual Dublin Pride Parade. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

The clouds have given way to sunshine and rainbows on O’Connell Street today as the Dublin Pride parade gets into full swing. “If I was straight I wou(...)