Bringing the game into disrepute: Stuart Olding and Paddy Jackson in 2016. Photograph: Darren Kidd/Presseye/Inpho

The Ulster and Ireland outhalf Paddy Jackson, who was acquitted of rape last month, is close to a move to the French club Clermont for next season aft(...)

Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding: acquitted of rape

Irish rugby has to deal with “disrespectful and derogatory” behaviour of role models if it wants to be seen as embodying the best spirit of Ireland, a(...)

Ireland and Ulster rugby player Paddy Jackson speaking outside Belfast Crown Court after he was found not guilty of raping a woman at a property in south Belfast in June 2016. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Paddy Jackson has said he is ashamed the woman who accused him of rape left his home distressed and has apologised for betraying the values of his fam(...)

An open letter to Ireland and Ulster rugby officials demanding Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding never play for the sides again has appeared as an advertisement in a Northern Irish newspaper.

An open letter to Ireland and Ulster rugby officials demanding that Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding never play for the sides again has appeared as an (...)

Lionel Messi of Barcelona wearing a Statsports vest

News that a small Newry-headquartered firm had scored a massive deal with the governing body for soccer in the US may have astounded many. However, it(...)

Grand slam: Joe Schmidt gives Ireland a prematch talk at Twickenham. Photograph: Laurence Griffiths/Getty

When he was writing about his rugby career in The Battle, his autobiography, from 2016, the former Ireland captain Paul O’Connell reflected on how he (...)

A picture from last week showing rugby players Ian Henderson (left) and Rory Best outside Belfast Magistrate’s Court. Court was told Mr Best attended the hearing because he was instructed to be present by lawyers involved in the case. Photograph: Pacemaker

Ireland rugby captain Rory Best attended the trial of fellow rugby players Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding last week because he was legally instructed(...)

Ireland and Ulster rugby player Paddy Jackson arrives at Belfast Crown Court on Tuesday.  Photograph:  Liam McBurney/PA Wire

A woman who has accused Ireland and Ulster rugby players Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding of rape has told a court she “froze” when the alleged sexual (...)

Ulster and Ireland rugby player Paddy Jackson arrives at Laganside Court in Belfast on Monday. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters.

A 12-person jury has been sworn in at Belfast Crown Court in the trial of the Ireland and Ulster rugby players Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding, who fa(...)

Ireland’s poor third-place showing in the contest to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup was an embarrassing reversal. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Ireland’s elimination in the first round of the process to host the Rugby World Cup in 2023 did not come as a surprise, given the independent technica(...)

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