Óisín Putt, who has spina bifida, takes full advantage of the Access sailing programme in Dún Laoghaire, Co Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke

Football mad Hayden McLafferty lives for Saturdays, when he can go and play at his local soccer club, Esker Celtic. He has a congenital heart defect a(...)

With the Heineken Cup final on next Saturday it seems appropriate we should consider the word “rugby” this week. The game is named after a public scho(...)

Volkswagen has the best reputation among Irish consumers according to a new survey. Photograph: Joel Saget/AFP/GettyImages)

Volkswagen has been named the most reputable organisation in Ireland, according to a new survey, followed by SuperValu and An Post, with Google and Bo(...)

 Lucas Neville and his mother  Michelle Neville outside the High Court in Dublin yesterday. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The mother of a student who underwent surgery for serious head injuries after he collapsed at the end of a schools rugby match has told the Hi(...)

Pictured at the Carton House announcement of the new deal between Canterbury and the IRFU were  IRFU president Pat Fitzgerald, Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt and  Canterbury chief executive Chris Stephenson. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

The Irish Rugby Football Union have signed a six-year multi-million euro deal with clothing brand Canterbury to become its official supplier.Canterbur(...)

 The Danske Bank headquarters at Tallaght, Co Dublin. It was reported yesterday that the association has received a writedown of €12.5 million on the loans. Photograph: Eric Luke

Danske Bank has declined to reveal the discount it accepted on the Football Association of Ireland’s (FAI) near €60 million in loans associated with (...)

Concussion in sport
  • Rugby
  • December 21, 2013, 01:01

The tragic death from concussion of 14-year-old Ulster rugby player Ben Robinson in 2011 put a face on an injury that is becoming a growing concern in(...)

The late Ben Robinson before a match with the Carrickfergus Grammar rugby team. Ben, 14, lost his life after repeated head injuries suffered during a match for his school in an Ulster Under-15 competition. Photograph: Alan Lewis/Photopress Belfast

On January 29th, 2011, 14-year-old Ben Robinson played rugby for his school. After being treated three times for blows to the head and sent back to th(...)

It seems nigh-on impossible that the FFR (Federation Francaise de Rugby) president, Pierre Camou, would have relented in his unwavering declarations that his federation would not sanction a European Cup organised by anyone other than the ERC.

Reports in today’s English media that agreement has been reached between the six main European unions and federations, and the Anglo-French clubs, reg(...)

The change opens  the possibility of stars such as Munster’s Paul O’Connell spending the final couple of years of their career abroad on big money contracts and still being able to claim relief on their previous earnings here.

Irish sports stars will no longer have to finish their careers here to qualify for income tax relief on retirement under a change made in response to (...)

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