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Alcohol Action Ireland has welcomed Government’s plans to introduce minimum pricing for alcohol to correct what it describes as a lengthy period of se(...)

IRFU’s Chief Executive Philip Browne. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

The IRFU has today reiterated their position that Leinster, Munster, Ulster and Connacht will not take part in any tournament cobbled together by t(...)

Benjamin Robinson: died from second impact syndrome. Photograph: PA
Warning over head impacts in young
  • Health
  • September 4, 2013, 01:02

Sports concussions need to be treated more seriously, particularly among vulnerable underage competitors whose brains are still developing, medical pr(...)

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(...)

Responding to criticism from the Irish Rugby Football Union that the ban would affect the funding of sporting events, Minister of State for Trade and Development Joe Costello said the Government had to break the link between sport and alcohol promotion. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

New legislation banning drink sponsorship of sporting events was required because sport cannot be “so intimately related to drinking”, Minister of Sta(...)

The sudden and persistent level of wagers on Joe Schmidt to get the job of Ireland head rugby coach led to Paddy Power temporarily suspending betting yesterday before reopening it last night with Schmidt as hot favourite. Photograph: Inpho/Ryan Byrne

Leinster rugby coach Joe Schmidt has emerged as the new favourite to become Declan Kidney’s long-term successor as Ireland head coach. I(...)

Declan Kidney’s five-year reign as Ireland manager has ended. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

The Irish Rugby Football Union (IRFU) today announced that it will not be offering a new contract to Declan Kidney after his current agreement (...)

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