World Rugby chairman Bill Beaumont  is being challenged by present vice-chairman  Agustín Pichot. Photograph: Toshifumi Kitamura/AFP via Getty Images

On Sunday, World Rugby will elect its chairman for the next four years. In the past, this event has held about as much interest for rugby people (...)

World Rugby chairman Bill Beaumont is being challenged by  vice-chairman Agustín Pichot in Sunday’s vote. Photograph:  Dave Rogers/World Rugby via Getty Images

There may be no more on-field rugby contests for the foreseeable future but a hugely significant match-up takes place on Sunday when the World Rugby C(...)

Former FAI chief executive  John Delaney. It was hoped his position as chair of Uefa’s youth and amateur football committee would help the bid smooth over its shortcomings. Photograph:  Laura Hutton

The joint bid by Football Association of Ireland (FAI) and the Irish Football Association (IFA) to stage the 2023 European Under-21 Championships loo(...)

Minster for Sport Shane Ross. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The FAI is expected to lay bare the extent of its financial plight on Thursday when its accounts for 2018 are published at a press conference in Dubli(...)

Proposed reorganisation could have a ‘significant effect’ on the working lives of gardaí

The Road Safety Authority (RSA) has raised concerns over the “downgrading” of roads policing within the radical shake-up of An Garda Síochána announce(...)

John Delaney: at the Aviva Stadium for the European qualifier against Georgia. Photograph: Tom Honan for The Irish Times.

As the FAI’s board met again to discuss the ongoing controversy surrounding its finances and the decision at the weekend to move John Delaney to a new(...)

FAI official John Delaney during Saturday’s European Championship qualifier against Gibraltar at Victoria Stadium. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

John Delaney will potentially earn €280,000 a year despite being replaced as chief executive of the FAI. The association confirmed he is to take a “s(...)

Sarah Ewart was granted leave to seek a judicial review, amid claims the near-blanket ban breaches her human rights. Photograph: PA

A Belfast woman has won High Court approval to challenge Northern Ireland’s strict abortion laws. Sarah Ewart was granted leave to seek a judicial r(...)

Bullsmouth NS is under the patronage of Archbishop of Tuam Dr Michael Neary. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

The future of a primary school in the Mayo Gaeltacht, where all 16 pupils have now been withdrawn by parents for unspecified reasons, is in doubt if a(...)

The party said it operates “under a constitution and a code of conduct”.

The Democratic Unionist Party is prepared to impose fines of up to £1,000 (€1,100) on its politicians if they speak to the media without permission fr(...)

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