Concussion in sport

The dangers of concussion in sport were highlighted this week by Belfast coroner Suzanne Anderson at the inquest of Benjamin Robinson (14) who collaps(...)

Concussion is no longer the preserve of very aggressive professional boxing and American football.

When Kilkenny’s Richie Power was taken off on a stretcher after suffering a collision in the All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship quarter-final aga(...)

Benjamin Robinson (14) collapsed on the pitch at Carrickfergus, Co Antrim, in January 2011 and died in hospital from head injuries. Photograph: PA/Robinson family

A schoolboy rugby player has become the first person in Northern Ireland to die from second impact syndrome, a coroner has ruled.Benjamin Robinson (14(...)

Brian O’Driscoll went back on the pitch during the Six Nations game against France last season despite having stitches to a wound in his ear, suffering a dead leg and reportedly after a  concussion. Photograph: Colm O’Neill/Inpho

Ireland’s Six Nations match against France in March of this year was compelling and curious in a number of ways, not least of all that the paths of B(...)

Argentina’s Leonardo Senatore (C) sings the national anthem with his team-mates. Photo:  Hannah Johnston/Getty Images

Argentina loose forward Leonardo Senatore was banned for seven matches yesterday after being found guilty of biting South Africa lock Eben Etzebeth d(...)

 Tommy Bowe  and Jonathan Sexton  celebrate the third test victory  over Australia. Photograph: Photograph:  David Rogers/Getty Images

English Premiership Rugby has backed proposals for a newly integrated global season that have been tabled by the International Rugby Players’ Associa(...)

 Wallabies captain James Horwill speaks to the media during an Australian  media session  in Sydney, Australia, overnight. Photograph: Getty

A mightily relieved Australia captain James Horwill will be available for this weekend’s third test against the British and Irish Lions after being c(...)

Huguenot House: two-storey office suite for rent at ¤344 per sq m

Aoife Murray of Jones Lang LaSalle is reporting “a high level of interest” in a two-storey office suite which has just become available in one (...)

A consortium headed by the wealthy Galway developers Brian and Luke Comer has bought a substantial redevelopment site fronting on to Eyre Squar(...)


Amlin Challenge Cup Quarter-Final, Recreation Ground, Bath, England 6/4/2013Bath vs Stade Francais Paris
Bath’s Peter Stringer tackles Aled De Malmanche of Stade Francais at the Rec.
Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho


Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Lorraine O'Sullivan

Former Ireland scrumhalf Peter Stringer admits he was “disgusted and angry” after appearing to be spat at during Bath’s Amlin Challenge Cup 36-(...)

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